Professor P. Limousin

Unit of Functional Neurosurgery

Professor Patricia Limousin MD, PhD

Professor Patricia Limousin is a Neurologist on the Deep Brain Stimulation Team.

She has worked at UCL Institute of Neurology and the National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery since 1997, where she is currently a Professor in Clinical Neurology and Honorary Consultant Neurologist.

She completed her medical education at the University of Grenoble. In 1998 she obtained a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Lyon I. The topic of her PhD thesis was deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus as a treatment for Parkinson's disease.

Professor Limousin was a member of the team of Professors Benabid and Pollak in Grenoble, France where deep brain stimulation for movement disorders was originally developed. She is among the most experienced neurologists worldwide with regard to setting the optimal parameters for deep brain stimulation and post-operative management of patients.

She has international recognition for her work on treatment of Parkinson's disease with deep brain stimulation and for her research on the impact of such surgery on the clinical and motor symptoms of the disorder.


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