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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

Disappearing Ablation – Part 1 of a series by Dr. Vibhor Krishna

February 8, 2022

The power of observation in advancing clinical medicine and research is undeniable. To quote DH Lawrence: “What the eye doesn’t see, and the mind doesn’t know, doesn’t exist.” But how to resolve a conundrum where the mind is convinced that a phenomenon must exist, but the eyes cannot confirm or deny its existence? We encountered one … Read more

Radiological Identification of the Globus Pallidus Motor Subregion in Parkinson’s Disease

December 5, 2021

The intricate anatomy of the human brain has captivated generations. Magnetic resonance imaging can now detect this intricate anatomy in extraordinary radiological detail. Interestingly, this intricate anatomy changes remarkably every few millimeters in a brain region called the globus pallidus or GPi. Neurosurgeons frequently interrogate GPi during surgery for Parkinson’s disease. So, we wondered whether … Read more