Barry S. OkenM.D., Ph.D.

  • Professor of Neurology, School of Medicine
  • Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, School of Medicine
  • Professor of Biomedical Engineering, School of Medicine


  • Geriatrics
  • Neurology

Special focus on

  • Aging and Alzheimer's
  • Clinical Neurophysiology

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

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

    • Electroencephalography and evoked potentials - Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston


  • English

Memberships and associations

  • Neurology, 1985