Dr. Robert J. Buchanan

is a neurosurgeon and a fellowship trained epilepsy neurosurgeon. He completed his epilepsy surgery fellowship at Yale University under the mentorship of Dr. Dennis Spencer. He is the Chief of Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery and Neurosciences at the Seton Brain and Spine Institute. He completed both neurosurgery and psychiatry residencies at the University of California, San Diego. He then went on to a post-doctoral research fellowship at the Salk Institute in LaJolla California in the laboratory of Dr. Rusty Gage. He is Associate Professor of Psychology and Neurosciences at the University of Texas at Austin. His laboratory is at the University of Texas at Austin, and he conducts research on the causes and treatments of epilepsy. In the lab, Dr. Buchanan and his research team use Image Guided Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to study brain function in both health and disease. His team also works with patients implanted with electrodes to use their brain recordings and MRI to help better define the seizure focus. Dr. Buchanan performs all types of epilepsy surgery and sees patients from all around the country.

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