Comprehensive Care Centers
Brown University is a world-leader in the application of surgical techniques for severe, intractable psychiatric disorders such as debilitating and otherwise untreatable obsessive compulsive disorder. Our team of psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons and ethicists carefully consider patients who have failed all other treatments, to assess whether surgery might offer symptom relief and an improved quality of life.
Patients may be referred by their local treating physician or may contact us directly to be considered for treatment. A comprehensive review of disease history and treatments, as well as detailed psychiatric and neuropsychological evaluations are required. Surgical options include deep brain stimulation and MRI-guided laser ablation, as well as other potential treatments as part of clinical trials.
As a national and international referral center for those seeking advanced treatment options for severe, medically intractable psychiatric disorders, we have experience managing issues related to insurance, and helping navigate travel and lodging options for patients and families.
Wael F. Asaad, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience
Director, Functional and Epilepsy Neurosurgery Program
Director, Laboratory for Neurophysiology and Neuromodulation
Associate Director, Neurosurgery Residency Training Program
Director, Fellowship in Functional & Epilepsy Neurosurgery
Psychiatric Neurosurgery Committee
Steven Rasmussen, MD, Chair of Psychiatry,
Benjamin Greenberg, MD, PhD
Mohamed Sherif, MD, PhD
Nicole McLaughlin, PhD, Neuropsychologist
Conditions We Treat
- Intractable OCD
- Intractable Depression (experimental)
- Intractable Tourette’s Disease (experimental)
- Alzheimer’s Disease (experimental)
Rhode Island Hospital
Ambulatory Patient Center
593 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02903