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    Alexandra Golby, MD

     
    Alexandra Golby, MD

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    Director of Image-Guided Neurosurgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital

    Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School
    Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School

    Center/Program

    Neuro-Oncology

    Office phone: 617-525-7373
    Fax: 617-713-3050

    Preferred contact method: appointment phone

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    Interests

    Malignant and benign brain tumors, Brain metastases, Meningiomas, Tumors in critical brain areas, Gliomas, Brain mapping, Image-guided surgery, Functional MRI

    Area of Research

    The Golby Lab pursues translational research multi-modality image-guided neurosurgery with a particular interest in functional brain mapping.

    Brigham and Women's Hospital
    75 Francis Street
    Boston, MA 02215

    Recent Awards

    • Brigham and Womens Hospital inaugural recipient New Innovators Award, 2010-11
    • CIMIT Young Clinicians Award, 2008

    Research

    The Golby Lab pursues translational research multi-modality image-guided neurosurgery with a particular interest in functional brain mapping.

    Dr. Golby's research involves the application of brain mapping techniques to neurosurgical patients as well as neuroscientific investigations into the brain basis of neurologic functions. These efforts are centered on improving surgery for patients with epilepsy and brain tumors, particularly those whose pathology is intimately involved with critical brain regions.

    The Golby Lab is a translational multidisciplinary group of investigators focusing on functional brain mapping using both structural and functional imaging techniques to guide neurosurgical planning and intra-operative decision making. This work aims to integrate information acquired from pre-operative brain mapping with intra-operative brain mapping and intra-operative imaging to define functional brain anatomy for surgical planning.

    We use multiple functional brain mapping techniques (fMRI, diffusion tensor imaging, and intracranial EEG) and structural and molecular imaging techniques to better define individual functional anatomy in patients with neurosurgical diseases, cross-validate information acquired through different techniques, and gain a better understanding of the relationship between these different brain signals.

    The goal is to provide the surgeon with optimal information to perform less invasive, safer, and more effective interventions. We are also interested in how the brain may reorganize in the face of injury.

    The Golby Lab is funded by the Brain Science Foundation, The Klarman Family Foundation, CIMIT Harvard Catalyst, and the National Institutes of Health, allowing her to assemble a team of extraordinary scientists from different backgrounds, working collaboratively to advance the field of image-guided surgery and functional brain imaging.

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