Josef Parvizi, MD, PhD

Epilepsy specialist, Neurophysiologist

Associate Professor of Neurology at the Stanford University Medical Center

Comprehensive Epilepsy Program

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-6469
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Neurogenetic Oncology Program

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
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Professional Education

Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Harvard Medical School (2006) MA

Fellowship: UCLA (2007) CA

Board Certification: Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (2008)

Internship: Mayo Graduate School of Medicine (2003) MN

Medical Education: University of Oslo Medical School (1995) Norway

PhD, University of Iowa, Neuroscience (1999)

Honors & Awards

Neurology Clerkship Teaching Award, Stanford University School of Medicine (2011)

Stanford Leadership Development Program, Stanford University (2009)

Lysia Forno Award for Teaching Excellence, Stanford University - Department of Neurology & Neurological Sciences (2008)

Early Career Physician-Scientist Award, Milken Family / American Epilepsy Society (2007)

Young Investigator Award, American Neuropsychiatric Association (2003)

Spriestersbach Award - Best PhD Dissertation in Biological Sciences, University of Iowa (2001)

Research Award, Carver Trust Foundation (2001)

Scholar Award, University of Wisconsin HealthEmotions Research Institute (1999)

Student Research Award, Norwegian Research Council (1993)

The Will to Persevere Induced by Electrical Stimulation of the Human Cingulate Gyrus
Parvizi, J., Rangarajan, V., Shirer, W. R., Desai, N., & Greicius, M. D. (2013). The Will to Persevere Induced by Electrical Stimulation of the Human Cingulate Gyrus. NEURON, 80(6), 1359-1367.

Numerical processing in the human parietal cortex during experimental and natural conditions
Dastjerdi, M., Ozker, M., Foster, B. L., Rangarajan, V., & Parvizi, J. (2013). Numerical processing in the human parietal cortex during experimental and natural conditions. NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, 4.

A Brain Area for Visual Numerals
Shum, J., Hermes, D., Foster, B. L., Dastjerdi, M., Rangarajan, V., & Parvizi, J. (2013). A Brain Area for Visual Numerals. JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE, 33(16), 6709-6715.

Electrical Stimulation of Human Fusiform Face-Selective Regions Distorts Face Perception
Parvizi, J., Jacques, C., Foster, B. L., Withoft, N., Rangarajan, V., & Grill-Spector, K. (2012). Electrical Stimulation of Human Fusiform Face-Selective Regions Distorts Face Perception. JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE, 32(43), 14915-14920.

Neural populations in human posteromedial cortex display opposing responses during memory and numerical processing
Foster, B. L., Dastjerdi, M., & Parvizi, J. (2012). Neural populations in human posteromedial cortex display opposing responses during memory and numerical processing. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 109(38), 15514-15519.

Corticocentric myopia: old bias in new cognitive sciences
Parvizi, J. (2009). Corticocentric myopia: old bias in new cognitive sciences. TRENDS IN COGNITIVE SCIENCES, 13(8), 354-359.

Quantifying the local tissue volume and composition in individual brains with magnetic resonance imaging
Mezer, A., Yeatman, J. D., Stikov, N., Kay, K. N., Cho, N.-J., & Wandell, B. A. (2013). Quantifying the local tissue volume and composition in individual brains with magnetic resonance imaging. NATURE MEDICINE, 19(12), 1667-1672.

Proceedings of the Fourth International Workshop on Advances in Electrocorticography
Ritaccio, A., Brunner, P., Crone, N. E., Gunduz, A., Hirsch, L. J., & Schalk, G. (2013). Proceedings of the Fourth International Workshop on Advances in Electrocorticography. EPILEPSY & BEHAVIOR, 29(2), 259-268.

Human hippocampal increases in low-frequency power during associative prediction violations
Chen, J., Dastjerdi, M., Foster, B. L., LaRocque, K. F., Rauschecker, A. M., & Wagner, A. D. (2013). Human hippocampal increases in low-frequency power during associative prediction violations. NEUROPSYCHOLOGIA, 51(12), 2344-2351.

Asynchronous Broadband Signals Are the Principal Source of the BOLD Response in Human Visual Cortex
Winawer, J., Kay, K. N., Foster, B. L., Rauschecker, A. M., Parvizi, J., & Wandell, B. A. (2013). Asynchronous Broadband Signals Are the Principal Source of the BOLD Response in Human Visual Cortex. CURRENT BIOLOGY, 23(13), 1145-1153.

Human Retrosplenial Cortex Displays Transient Theta Phase Locking with Medial Temporal Cortex Prior to Activation during Autobiographical Memory Retrieval
Foster, B. L., Kaveh, A., Dastjerdi, M., Miller, K. J., & Parvizi, J. (2013). Human Retrosplenial Cortex Displays Transient Theta Phase Locking with Medial Temporal Cortex Prior to Activation during Autobiographical Memory Retrieval. JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE, 33(25), 10439-10446.

Hand posture classification using electrocorticography signals in the gamma band over human sensorimotor brain areas
Chestek, C. A., Gilja, V., Blabe, C. H., Foster, B. L., Shenoy, K. V., & Henderson, J. M. (2013). Hand posture classification using electrocorticography signals in the gamma band over human sensorimotor brain areas. JOURNAL OF NEURAL ENGINEERING, 10(2).

Hand posture classification using electrocorticography signals in the gamma band over human sensorimotor brain areas.
Chestek, C. A., Gilja, V., Blabe, C. H., Foster, B. L., Shenoy, K. V., & Henderson, J. M. (2013). Hand posture classification using electrocorticography signals in the gamma band over human sensorimotor brain areas. Journal of neural engineering, 10(2), 026002-?.

Proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Advances in Electrocorticography
Ritaccio, A., Beauchamp, M., Bosman, C., Brunner, P., Chang, E., & Schalk, G. (2012). Proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Advances in Electrocorticography. EPILEPSY & BEHAVIOR, 25(4), 605-613.

Position sensitivity in the visual word form area
Rauschecker, A. M., Bowen, R. F., Parvizi, J., & Wandell, B. A. (2012). Position sensitivity in the visual word form area. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 109(24), E1568-E1577.

Functional MRI of sleep spindles and K-complexes
Caporro, M., Haneef, Z., Yeh, H. J., Lenartowicz, A., Buttinelli, C., & Stern, J. M. (2012). Functional MRI of sleep spindles and K-complexes. CLINICAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, 123(2), 303-309.

Disinhibition: More than a misnomer
Parvizi, J. (2012). Disinhibition: More than a misnomer. SOCIAL NEUROSCIENCE, 7(3), 311-316.

Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Advances in Electrocorticography
Ritaccio, A., Boatman-Reich, D., Brunner, P., Cervenka, M. C., Cole, A. J., & Schalk, G. (2011). Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Advances in Electrocorticography. EPILEPSY & BEHAVIOR, 22(4), 641-650.

Problem of signal contamination in interhemispheric dual-sided subdural electrodes
Nune, G., Winawer, J., Rauschecker, A. M., Dastjerdi, M., Foster, B. L., & Parvizi, J. (2011). Problem of signal contamination in interhemispheric dual-sided subdural electrodes. EPILEPSIA, 52(11), E176-E180.

Illusions of Visual Motion Elicited by Electrical Stimulation of Human MT Complex
Rauschecker, A. M., Dastjerdi, M., Weiner, K. S., Witthoft, N., Chen, J., & Parvizi, J. (2011). Illusions of Visual Motion Elicited by Electrical Stimulation of Human MT Complex. PLOS ONE, 6(7).

Functional imaging of sleep vertex sharp transients
Stern, J. M., Caporro, M., Haneef, Z., Yeh, H. J., Buttinelli, C., & Poldrack, R. A. (2011). Functional imaging of sleep vertex sharp transients. CLINICAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, 122(7), 1382-1386.

Automatisms: Bridging clinical neurology with criminal law
Rolnick, J., & Parvizi, J. (2011). Automatisms: Bridging clinical neurology with criminal law. EPILEPSY & BEHAVIOR, 20(3), 423-427.

Differential electrophysiological response during rest, self-referential, and non-self-referential tasks in human posteromedial cortex
Dastjerdi, M., Foster, B. L., Nasrullah, S., Rauschecker, A. M., Dougherty, R. F., & Parvizi, J. (2011). Differential electrophysiological response during rest, self-referential, and non-self-referential tasks in human posteromedial cortex. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 108(7), 3023-3028.

Disinhibition: More than a misnomer.
Parvizi, J. (2011). Disinhibition: More than a misnomer. Social neuroscience.

Shifts in gamma phase-amplitude coupling frequency from theta to alpha over posterior cortex during visual tasks
Voytek, B., Canolty, R. T., Shestyuk, A., Crone, N. E., Parvizi, J., & Knight, R. T. (2010). Shifts in gamma phase-amplitude coupling frequency from theta to alpha over posterior cortex during visual tasks. FRONTIERS IN HUMAN NEUROSCIENCE, 4.

Electrical stimulation of the human brain: perceptual and behavioral phenomena reported in the old and new literature
Selimbeyoglu, A., & Parvizi, J. (2010). Electrical stimulation of the human brain: perceptual and behavioral phenomena reported in the old and new literature. FRONTIERS IN HUMAN NEUROSCIENCE, 4.

Neural connections of the posteromedial cortex in the macaque
Parvizi, J., Van Hoesen, G. W., Buckwalter, J., & Damasio, A. (2006). Neural connections of the posteromedial cortex in the macaque. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 103(5), 1563-1568.

Differential distribution of calbindin D28K and parvalbumin among functionally distinctive sets of structures in the macaque brainstem
Parvizi, J., & DAMASIO, A. R. (2003). Differential distribution of calbindin D28K and parvalbumin among functionally distinctive sets of structures in the macaque brainstem. JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE NEUROLOGY, 462(2), 153-167.

Neuroanatomical correlates of brainstem coma
Parvizi, J., & DAMASIO, A. R. (2003). Neuroanatomical correlates of brainstem coma. BRAIN, 126, 1524-1536.

Pathological laughter and crying - A link to cerebellum
Parvizi, J., Anderson, S. W., Martin, C. O., Damasio, H., & DAMASIO, A. R. (2001). Pathological laughter and crying - A link to cerebellum. BRAIN, 124, 1708-1719.

Consciousness and the brainstem
Parvizi, J., & Damasio, A. (2001). Consciousness and the brainstem. COGNITION, 79(1-2), 135-159.

The selective vulnerability of brainstem nuclei to Alzheimer's disease
Parvizi, J., Van Hoesen, G. W., & Damasio, A. (2001). The selective vulnerability of brainstem nuclei to Alzheimer's disease. ANNALS OF NEUROLOGY, 49(1), 53-66.

Subcortical and cortical brain activity during the feeling of self-generated emotions
DAMASIO, A. R., Grabowski, T. J., Bechara, A., Damasio, H., Ponto, L. Lb., & Hichwa, R. D. (2000). Subcortical and cortical brain activity during the feeling of self-generated emotions. NATURE NEUROSCIENCE, 3(10), 1049-1056.

Selective pathological changes of the periaqueductal gray matter in Alzheimer's disease
Parvizi, J., Van Hoesen, G. W., & Damasio, A. (2000). Selective pathological changes of the periaqueductal gray matter in Alzheimer's disease. ANNALS OF NEUROLOGY, 48(3), 344-353.

Orbitofrontal cortex pathology in Alzheimer's disease
Van Hoesen, G. W., Parvizi, J., & Chu, C. C. (2000). Orbitofrontal cortex pathology in Alzheimer's disease. CEREBRAL CORTEX, 10(3), 243-251.