Our Multidisciplinary DBS Team

At OHSU, we take a team approach to deep brain stimulation treatment. This means patients receive care not only from pioneering neurosurgeon Dr. Kim Burchiel, but from our team of specialists at OHSU’s Brain Institute.

The multidisciplinary team specializes in movement disorders and works together to create a treatment plan customized for each patient based on their medical history and needs. Our team is comprised of specialists from:

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurology
  • Physical therapy
  • Neuropsychology
  • Speech therapy

Our team is committed to partnering with referring providers from any region.

Meet our team members

Neurosurgery

    • Appointments and titles

      • Professor of Neurological Surgery, School of Medicine
      • John Raaf Professor, Neurological Surgery, School of Medicine
      • Head, Division of Functional Neurosurgery, Neurological Surgery, School of Medicine
    • Appointments and titles

      • Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery, Division of Skull Base and Cerebrovascular, School of Medicine
      • Residency Program Director, Neurological Surgery, School of Medicine
    • Appointments and titles

      • Instructor of Neurological Surgery, School of Medicine
    • Ahmed M.T. Raslan, M.D.
    • Attending Neurosurgeon, Director of Epilepsy and Brain Mapping, Director of Neurological Surgery Clinical Operations, and Medical Director of OHSU Neuroscience Quality
    • Accepting new patients
    • Appointments and titles

      • Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery, School of Medicine
      • Director of Epilepsy and Brain Mapping, Neurological Surgery, School of Medicine
      • Neuroscience Quality Director| OHSU Healthcare
      • Director of clinical operations, Neurological Surgery, School of Medicine

Neurology

    • Appointments and titles

      • Assistant Professor of Neurology, School of Medicine
      • Assistant Professor of Division of Physician Assistant Education, School of Medicine
      • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine
    • Appointments and titles

      • Associate Professor of Neurology, School of Medicine
    • Appointments and titles

      • Associate Professor of Neurology, School of Medicine
    • Appointments and titles

      • Associate Professor of Neurology, School of Medicine
    • Appointments and titles

      • Associate Professor of Neurology, School of Medicine
    • Appointments and titles

      • Assistant Professor of Neurology, School of Medicine

Neuro rehabilitation team

Psychology and social work professionals

    • James Bryan, M.D., Ph.D.
    • Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Assistant Chief of Emergency Medicine Service, Portland VA Medical Center
    • Accepting new patients
    • Appointments and titles

      • Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine
    • Appointments and titles

      • Assistant Professor of Neurology, School of Medicine