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We perform cutting-edge translational research to improve patient care and advance our understanding of brain structure and function.

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Improve Patient Outcomes

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Optimize Surgical Treatments

Krishna Lab aims to:

Personalize neuromodulation treatments  |  Develop and optimize less-invasive treatments
Test emerging treatments in clinical trials

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Recent Publications:

New Publication in the New England Journal of Medicine Shows Focused Ultrasound Effective for treating Parkinson’s, Movement Disorders

In a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine co-authored by Vibhor Krishna, associate professor of neurosurgery at the UNC School of Medicine, researchers show that a new focused ultrasound treatment improved dyskinesia and motor impairment in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Read the full article in the New England Journal of Medicine. Read … Read more

Dr. Krishna Attends the Focus Forward Neuroinnovators Summit

It is an exciting time for the UNC Health physicians that provide surgical treatment for patients with movement disorders. Drs Daniel Roque from UNC Neurology and Dr, Vibhor Krishna from UNC Neurosurgery attended the Focus Forward Neuroinnovators Summit organized by Insightec in Miami, FL. This partnership will make the transformational focused ultrasound therapy, a less … Read more

Dr. Vibhor Krishna Receives Grant to Fund Essential Tremor Treatment Research

Functional neurosurgeon and scientist, Dr. Vibhor Krishna, was awarded an R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health to fund his focused ultrasound ablation research for essential tremor patients. Over 10 million Americans live with essential tremor, a common neurological disorder and a leading cause of functional and psychological disabilities. While some patients gain tremor control … Read more

Disappearing Ablation Findings

Disappearing Ablation Part 3 – A Series by Dr. Vibhor Krishna

This article is part of a series. Read the first article of the series here. Our quest to solve the mysterious case of “disappearing ablation”after focused ultrasound surgery led us to consult and collaborate with Dr. Mojgan Hodaie. Dr. Hodaie, Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Toronto, has pioneered the use of diffusion MRI … Read more

PubMed Publications by Dr. Vibhor Krishna