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UNC Neurosurgery Hosts Focused Ultrasound Open House for UNC Leadership

March 26, 2024

UNC Health’s Department of Neurosurgery hosted the focused ultrasound open house on campus for UNC Health and School of Medicine leadership and faculty to thank them for their continued support of the focused ultrasound program. The open house included presentations from UNC Health leadership, functional neurosurgeon Dr. Vibhor Krishna, and from UNC Health focused ultrasound patient, Doug … Read more

Researchers Expand Our Understanding of How the Body and Brain Communicate

March 12, 2024

Publishing their work in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vibhor Krishna, MD, at the UNC School of Medicine, and colleagues discovered that specific neurons in the brain are actively involved in processing cardiac and respiratory signals. CHAPEL HILL, NC – The human brain constantly receives information from the body, specifically from internal … Read more

Dr. Krishna Leads Focused Ultrasound Webinar

October 16, 2023

Dr. Vibhor Krishna and Dr. Daniel Roque from UNC Health’s Department of Neurology led a webinar for patients interested in learning more about focused ultrasound treatment for patients with essential tremor. Both movement disorder specialists discuss the clinical process from consultation to treatment, who may be a candidate for the surgery, and how to approach … Read more

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

February 23, 2023

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

November 7, 2022

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

August 1, 2022

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 Part 3 – A Series by Dr. Vibhor Krishna

July 8, 2022

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

Upcoming Presentations in June 2022

May 25, 2022

Dr. Krishna is scheduled to present at the following talks in June: Focused Ultrasound to Deliver Molecular Modulators. American Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, Biennial Meeting, June 5, 2022, Atlanta, GA Technology to assess your results – Focused Ultrasound Ablation. American Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, Biennial Meeting, June 6, 2022, Atlanta, GA … Read more

The Curious Case of Disappearing Ablation Part 2

March 18, 2022

This is part 2 of Dr. Krishna’s series. Read part 1 here. The inspiration to research the “curious case of disappearing ablation” with RDI (restricted diffusion imaging) came from two incredible individuals whom I had the pleasure of knowing. Ann (name changed), a seamstress who survived the Holocaust, was 86 when we met. She passionately … Read more