Dirk D. De Ridder, MD PhD Neurological Foundation Chair in Neurosurgery

Dr. Dirk De Ridder is the Neurological Foundation Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Otago, Dunedin School of Medicine in New Zealand. He is founder and director of the BRAI²N (Brain Research consortium for Advanced, Innovative & Interdisciplinary Neuromodulation). His main interest is the understanding and treatment of phantom perceptions (sound, pain), especially by use of functional imaging navigated non-invasive (TMS, tDCS, tACS, tRNS, LORETA neurofeedback) and invasive (implants) neuromodulation techniques. He has developed “burst” and “noise” stimulation as novel stimulation designs for implants, and is working on other stimulation designs. He has published 35 book chapters, co-edited the Textbook of Tinnitus, and has authored or co-authored 221 papers of which 199 pubmed listed papers. 100 papers deal with phantom sound perception. He is reviewer for more than 60 journals.

University of Otago
Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand