Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience



Wael Asaad received his undergraduate degree from Amherst College, and then went on to earn a PhD in Systems Neuroscience from MIT, followed by an MD from Yale University. He completed a general surgery internship and neurosurgical residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard University. He joined Brown University in 2011.

His lab seeks to improve our understanding of the basic neural mechanisms of learning, and to apply this knowledge to alleviate the cognitive and motor sequelae of human neurological illness and injury.

His clinical interests include functional neurosurgery (including deep brain stimulation), epilepsy surgery, traumatic brain injury and gamma knife radiosurgery.

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