Sameer Sheth is Associate Professor and the Cullen Foundation Endowed Chair, McNair Scholar and Vice Chair of Research at Neurosurgery, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas

#19: Sameer Sheth – Neuromodulation for Psychiatry – the last frontier?

In this episode I had the honor to speak with Sameer Sheth about recent advances in deep brain stimulation for psychiatric indications. We focus on two recent publications, a paper published in Biological Psychiatry that introduced a revolutionary novel concept of treating depression by inserting stereo-EEG electrodes to determine the individual circuitry involved in each patient’s disease. The second was published in Nature Medicine and involved long-term local field potential recordings carried out during daily live in patients with obsessive compulsive disorder.

It was a very unique opportunity to learn more about the background on how these studies originated, how they were carried out, and what the future may bring for this exciting field & I hope you enjoy the conversation I had with Sameer as much as I did.