Nader Pouratian, M.D., Ph.D.
Nader Pouratian, M.D., Ph.D., is a Professor of Neurosurgery, Bioengineering, Neuroscience, and Radiation Oncology. His research integrates these areas of study by focusing (1) normal brain function (2) the network-basis of disease pathophysiology and (3) therapeutic mechanisms of invasive neuromodulation. His lab primarily aims to investigate motor network physiology and dynamics, using multisite recordings and network analyses, with an emphasis on taking advantage of the intraoperative environment to elucidate the physiologic basis of disease and neuromodulation. Other areas of research include the network basis of treatment-resistant depression, chronic pain, and obsessive compulsive disorder and developing novel neurotherapeutic to restore vision for blind.