Alik S. Widge, MD PhD Assistant Professor

I am an interventional psychiatrist and neural engineer. I trained in an interdisciplinary brain-computer interface program at the University of Washington while also doing psychiatry residency. I then worked for five years in the Division of Neurotherapeutics at MGH, the highest-volume site for psychiatric neurosurgery.I developed multiple methods for closed-loop control of cognitive function and identified putative mechanisms of human neurostimulation. Most recently, I moved my lab to the University of Minnesota. Here, I care for patients receiving DBS for psychiatric illness and develop new closed-loop devices and algorithms to enable the next generation of invasive psychiatric treatments.

University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

Neuromodulation for Psychiatric Disorders