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Barry S. Oken M.D., Ph.D.

    • Professor of Neurology School of Medicine
    • Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience School of Medicine
    • Professor of Biomedical Engineering School of Medicine
    • Behavioral Neuroscience Graduate Program School of Medicine
    • Neuroscience Graduate Program School of Medicine
    • Oregon Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Neurological Disorders School of Medicine

Dr. Oken completed his medical degree at Medical College of Wisconsin in 1978, and underwent his residency at the Boston University Medical Center. His specialty is behavioral neurology, which include cognitive disorders and dementia. Dr. Oken, who is also the medical director of Intraoperative Neuromonitoring and Evoked Potentials, has been certified in neurology and clinical neurophysiology since 1985. He has had a sustained research interest in Integrative Medicine ( with a particular focus on mind-body therapies, including their use with older adults, dementia caregivers, and other disorders associated with chronic psychological stress.


  • M.D., Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Wisconsin 1978
  • Ph.D., Portland State University (Systems Science), Portland Oregon 2016
  • Residency:

    • Neurology-Boston University Medical Center, Boston
  • Fellowship:

    • Electroencephalography and evoked potentials - Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston

Memberships and associations

  • Neurology, 1985

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