A Video Interview with Dr. Helen Brontë-Stewart on Adaptive DBS for Parkinson’s

Helen Bronte-Stewart

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) technology is advancing rapidly. We recently sat down with Dr. Brontë-Stewart to learn more about adaptive DBS and what it can mean for people living with Parkinson's.

You can watch the interview below.

Topics DISCUSSED and ADDITIONAL resources

Deep Brain Stimulation For Freezing of Gait Using Rural and Kinematic Feedback

Medtronic Unveils Adaptive Deep Brain Stimulation Trial in Parkinson's Patients

Evolution of Control Variable and Policies For Closed-Loop Deep Brain Stimulation

Medtronic Deep Brain Stimulation Systems

FDA Approves First-of-its-Kind Sensight™ Directional Lead System For DBS Therapy

DBS and Me, Boston Scientific

Davis Phinney Foundation Resources on DBS


Helen Brontë-Stewart, MD, MSE

Helen Brontë-Stewart, MD, MSE, is the John E. Cahill Family Professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences and in the Department of Neurosurgery (by courtesy) at the Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Physics at the University of York, England and a Master of Science in Bioengineering (MSE) from University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Brontë-Stewart received her MD degree from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Dr. Brontë-Stewart’s research goal is to understand how the brain controls movement. She is also very interested in balance and gait disorders and maintains an active research program in this area. With a background in ballet and modern dance, she initiated the idea and helped to design a dance studio in the new Stanford Neurosciences Health Center. She has also authored and co-authored over 90 peer review manuscripts, book chapters and other materials on Parkinson’s related issues.


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