Dr. Josef Parvizi completed his medical internship at Mayo Clinic and Neurology Residency at BIDMC Harvard Medical School before joining the UCLA for fellowship training in clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy. He has worked at Stanford University Medical Center since 2007 and specializes in treating patients with uncontrollable seizures. Dr. Parvizi is the principal investigator in the Laboratory of Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience whose research activities have been supported by National Institute of Health, National Science Foundation, and private foundations.
The Parvizi lab specializes in the study of human brain using a combination of intracranial electrocorticography (ECoG), electrical brain stimulation (EBS), and functional neuroimaging (fMRI) methods. The general theme of their research is the study of functional specializations in the human cerebral cortex and the dynamics of activity across cortical regions. They study human brain networks in experimental and naturalistic settings as well as during rest and sleep. They record simultaneously from multiple nodes of the same functional network and test their causal role in a given behavior or cognitive function. The Parvizi lab's goal is to understand the anatomical and physiological basis for human behavior and cognitive experience and how these might be affected in patients with neurological disorders.