Philip Starr, MD, PhD

Neurosurgeon

Dr. Philip Starr is a neurosurgeon with interests in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery; surgical treatment of movement disorders, such as Parkinson's disease; and the physiology of the basal ganglia (brain neurons involved in vital functions, including motor control). He finds improving the quality of patients' lives to be the greatest reward in his specialty.

Starr earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed a residency in neurosurgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He completed a fellowship in surgery for movement disorders at Emory University Hospital.

Starr is a member of the American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery.

Clinics

Neurosurgery
1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor, 5A
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-7500
Fax: (415) 353-2889

Surgical Movement Disorders Clinic
1635 Divisadero St., Suite 520
San Francisco, CA 94115
Neurology: (415) 353-2311
Neurosurgery: (415) 353-2071
Fax: (415) 353-9060

Conditions & Treatments

  • Dystonia
  • Essential Tremor

More about Philip Starr

Additional Languages

French

Education

Harvard School of Medicine 1989

Residencies

Brigham and Women's Hospital, Neurosurgery 1995

Fellowships

Emory University Hospital, Surgery for Movement Disorders 1998

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Swann NC, de Hemptinne C, Thompson MC, Miocinovic S, Miller AM, Gilron R, Ostrem JL, Chizeck HJ, Starr PA. Adaptive deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease using motor cortex sensing. J Neural Eng. 2018 May 09; 15(4):046006.
  2. Wang DD, de Hemptinne C, Miocinovic S, Ostrem JL, Galifianakis NB, San Luciano M, Starr PA. Pallidal Deep-Brain Stimulation Disrupts Pallidal Beta Oscillations and Coherence with Primary Motor Cortex in Parkinson's Disease. J Neurosci. 2018 May 09; 38(19):4556-4568.
  3. Kundishora AJ, Englot DJ, Starr PA, Martin AJ, Larson PS. Venous Thromboembolism during Interventional MRI-Guided Stereotactic Surgery. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 2018; 96(1):40-45.
  4. Southwell DG, Birk HS, Larson PS, Starr PA, Sugrue LP, Auguste KI. Laser ablative therapy of sessile hypothalamic hamartomas in children using interventional MRI: report of 5 cases. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2018 Feb 16; 1-6.
  5. Ramirez-Zamora A, Giordano JJ, Gunduz A, Brown P, Sanchez JC, Foote KD, Almeida L, Starr PA, Bronte-Stewart HM, Hu W, McIntyre C, Goodman W, Kumsa D, Grill WM, Walker HC, Johnson MD, Vitek JL, Greene D, Rizzuto DS, Song D, Berger TW, Hampson RE, Deadwyler SA, Hochberg LR, Schiff ND, Stypulkowski P, Worrell G, Tiruvadi V, Mayberg HS, Jimenez-Shahed J, Nanda P, Sheth SA, Gross RE, Lempka SF, Li L, Deeb W, Okun MS. Evolving Applications, Technological Challenges and Future Opportunities in Neuromodulation: Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Deep Brain Stimulation Think Tank. Front Neurosci. 2017; 11:734.
  6. Miocinovic S, Swann NC, de Hemptinne C, Miller A, Ostrem JL, Starr PA. Cortical gamma oscillations in isolated dystonia. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2018 Apr; 49:104-105.
  7. Larson PS, Starr PA, Martin AJ. Deep Brain Stimulation: Interventional and Intraoperative MRI Approaches. Prog Neurol Surg. 2018; 33:187-197.
  8. Southwell DG, Rutkowski MJ, San Luciano M, Racine C, Ostrem J, Starr PA, Larson PS. Before and after the veterans affairs cooperative program 468 study: Deep brain stimulator target selection for treatment of Parkinson's disease. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2018 Mar; 48:40-44.
  9. Miocinovic S, Miller A, Swann NC, Ostrem JL, Starr PA. Chronic deep brain stimulation normalizes scalp EEG activity in isolated dystonia. Clin Neurophysiol. 2017 Nov 26; 129(2):368-376.
  10. Martin AJ, Starr PA, Ostrem JL, Larson PS. Hemorrhage Detection and Incidence during Magnetic Resonance-Guided Deep Brain Stimulator Implantations. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 2017; 95(5):307-314.
  11. Merola A, Fasano A, Hassan A, Ostrem JL, Contarino MF, Lyons M, Krauss JK, Wolf ME, Klassen BT, van Rootselaar AF, Regidor I, Duker AP, Ondo W, Guridi J, Volkmann J, Wagle Shukla A, Mandybur GT, Okun MS, Witt K, Starr PA, Deuschl G, Espay AJ. Thalamic deep brain stimulation for orthostatic tremor: A multicenter international registry. Mov Disord. 2017 Aug; 32(8):1240-1244.
  12. Cole SR, van der Meij R, Peterson EJ, de Hemptinne C, Starr PA, Voytek B. Nonsinusoidal Beta Oscillations Reflect Cortical Pathophysiology in Parkinson's Disease. J Neurosci. 2017 May 03; 37(18):4830-4840.
  13. LaHue SC, Ostrem JL, Galifianakis NB, San Luciano M, Ziman N, Wang S, Racine CA, Starr PA, Larson PS, Katz M. Parkinson's disease patient preference and experience with various methods of DBS lead placement. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2017 Aug; 41:25-30.
  14. Swann NC, de Hemptinne C, Miocinovic S, Qasim S, Ostrem JL, Galifianakis NB, Luciano MS, Wang SS, Ziman N, Taylor R, Starr PA. Chronic multisite brain recordings from a totally implantable bidirectional neural interface: experience in 5 patients with Parkinson's disease. J Neurosurg. 2018 Feb; 128(2):605-616.
  15. Ostrem JL, San Luciano M, Dodenhoff KA, Ziman N, Markun LC, Racine CA, de Hemptinne C, Volz MM, Heath SL, Starr PA. Subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation in isolated dystonia: A 3-year follow-up study. Neurology. 2017 Jan 03; 88(1):25-35.
  16. Deeb W, Giordano JJ, Rossi PJ, Mogilner AY, Gunduz A, Judy JW, Klassen BT, Butson CR, Van Horne C, Deny D, Dougherty DD, Rowell D, Gerhardt GA, Smith GS, Ponce FA, Walker HC, Bronte-Stewart HM, Mayberg HS, Chizeck HJ, Langevin JP, Volkmann J, Ostrem JL, Shute JB, Jimenez-Shahed J, Foote KD, Wagle Shukla A, Rossi MA, Oh M, Pourfar M, Rosenberg PB, Silburn PA, de Hemptine C, Starr PA, Denison T, Akbar U, Grill WM, Okun MS. Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Deep Brain Stimulation Think Tank: A Review of Emerging Issues and Technologies. Front Integr Neurosci. 2016; 10:38.
  17. Ritaccio AL, Williams J, Denison T, Foster BL, Starr PA, Gunduz A, Zijlmans M, Schalk G. Proceedings of the Eighth International Workshop on Advances in Electrocorticography. Epilepsy Behav. 2016 11; 64(Pt A):248-252.
  18. Rolston JD, Englot DJ, Starr PA, Larson PS. An unexpectedly high rate of revisions and removals in deep brain stimulation surgery: Analysis of multiple databases. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2016 Dec; 33:72-77.
  19. Khanna P, Swann NC, de Hemptinne C, Miocinovic S, Miller A, Starr PA, Carmena JM. Neurofeedback Control in Parkinsonian Patients Using Electrocorticography Signals Accessed Wirelessly With a Chronic, Fully Implanted Device. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2017 Oct; 25(10):1715-1724.
  20. Swann NC, de Hemptinne C, Miocinovic S, Qasim S, Wang SS, Ziman N, Ostrem JL, San Luciano M, Galifianakis NB, Starr PA. Gamma Oscillations in the Hyperkinetic State Detected with Chronic Human Brain Recordings in Parkinson's Disease. J Neurosci. 2016 06 15; 36(24):6445-58.

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