Dr. Richard Simpson has extensive experience implanting deep brain stimulation devices to treat movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease and tremors. He also implants vagus nerve stimulation devices for epilepsy and severe depression, and performs stereotactic and functional neurosurgery for movement disorders. Dr. Simpson has performed numerous procedures using spinal cord stimulation for chronic pain, and intrathecal drug delivery systems for pain and spasticity. His current research focuses on Parkinson’s disease and bipolar disorders.
- Implantation of neuro-modulation devices
- Implanted drug pumps for chronic pain and movement disorders
- Deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease and tremor
- DBS for treatment of chronic, treatment-resistant obsessive compulsive disorder
Education and Training:
- B.A., Coker College
- M.D./Ph.D., Medical University of South Carolina
- Post Graduate Training:
- Neurology, Medical University of South Carolina
- General Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine
- Neurological Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine
- Gene delivery of AAV2-neurturin for Parkinson's disease: a double-blind, randomised, controlled trial. Marks WJ Jr, Bartus RT, Siffert J, Davis CS, Lozano A, Boulis N, Vitek J, Stacy M, Turner D, Verhagen L, Bakay R, Watts R, Guthrie B, Jankovic J, Simpson R, Tagliati M, Alterman R, Stern M, Baltuch G, Starr PA, Larson PS, Ostrem JL, Nutt J, Kieburtz K, Kordower JH, Olanow CW. Lancet Neurol. 2010 Dec;9(12):1164-72. Epub 2010 Oct 20.
- Pallidal versus subthalamic deep-brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease. Follett KA, Weaver FM, Stern M, Hur K, Harris CL, Luo P, Marks WJ Jr, Rothlind J, Sagher O, Moy C, Pahwa R, Burchiel K, Hogarth P, Lai EC, Duda JE, Holloway K, Samii A, Horn S, Bronstein JM, Stoner G, Starr PA, Simpson R, Baltuch G, De Salles A, Huang GD, Reda DJ; CSP 468 Study Group. N Engl J Med. 2010 Jun 3;362(22):2077-91.
- Bilateral deep brain stimulation vs best medical therapy for patients with advanced Parkinson disease: a randomized controlled trial. Weaver FM, Follett K, Stern M, Hur K, Harris C, Marks WJ Jr, Rothlind J, Sagher O, Reda D, Moy CS, Pahwa R, Burchiel K, Hogarth P, Lai EC, Duda JE, Holloway K, Samii A, Horn S, Bronstein J, Stoner G, Heemskerk J, Huang GD; CSP 468 Study Group. JAMA. 2009 Jan 7;301(1):63-73.