OHSU Brain Institute Leadership

The Brain Institute exists to develop and sustain collaborations between neuroscientists and clinicians in Oregon and beyond. This integrative work is guided by the vision and efforts of primary investigators, clinicians, and OHSU senior leadership.

Kate Stout, Project Coordinator
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Neurosciences Leadership

Dennis Bourdette, M.D.
Chair, Department of Neurology
Director, Multiple Sclerosis and Nueroimmunology Center

Marc Freeman, Ph.D.
Director, Vollum Institute

George Keepers, M.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry        

Bita Moghaddam, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Behavioral Neuroscience

Nathan Selden, M.D., Ph.D.
Campagna Professor and Chair, Department of Neurological Surgery  

Advisory Council

Kathy Grant, Ph.D. (Chair)
Director, Division of Neuroscience, Oregon National Primate Research Center
Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience          

Nabil Alkayed, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
Director, Vascular Biology Center, Knight Cardiovascular Institute

Stephen Back, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology
Director, Pediatric Brain Injury Research Laboratory
Doernbecher Children's Hospital

Peter Barr-Gillespie, Ph.D.
Professor of Otolaryngology, Vollum Institute
Associate Vice President for Basic Research

Dan Dorsa, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President for Research
Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology

Philip Copenhaver, Ph.D.
Professor of Cell, Developmental &Cancer Biology

Patrick Feeney, Ph.D.
Director, National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research
Portland VA Medical Center

Susan Hayflick, M.D.
Chair, Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics
Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology

Mary Heinricher, Ph.D.
Vice Chairman for Research, Neurological Surgery
Professor of Neurological Surgery, Behavioral Neuroscience, and Physiology & Pharmacology

Robert Hitzemann, Ph.D.
Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience

Martin Kelly, Ph.D.
Professor of Physiology &Pharmacology
Affiliate Scientist, Oregon National Primate Research Center

Owen McCarty, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering

David Morton, Ph.D.
Professor of Integrative Biosciences
Associate Dean for Research, School of Dentistry

Joel Nigg, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience
Director, OHSU ADHD Program

Robert Peterka, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Joseph Quinn, M.D.
Director, OHSU Parkinson Center and Movement Disorder Program

Brian Rogers, M.D.
Director, Institute on Development &Disability

Bill Rooney, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Advanced Imaging Research Center
Associate Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience

Steven Shea, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, Oregon Institute of Occupational Sciences
Professor, OHSU-PSU School of Public Health

Mary Stenzel-Poore, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

Shandiz Tehrani, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Department of Ophthalmology

Annette Totten, Ph.D.
Investigator, Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center

Miriam Treggiari, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Anesthesiology
Director, APOM Research

Laurence Trussell, Ph.D.
Professor, Oregon Hearing Research Center
Scientist, Vollum Institute