Steven Rasmussen, MD, MMS
Steven Rasmussen, MD, MMS *
Chair and Mary Zucker Professor of Psychiatry
and Human Behavior,
Alpert School of Medicine of Brown University
is a senior member of Cf
NN’s Focus Area 2: Restoring Affective and Cognitive Health and a Without Compensation employee of the Providence VAMC and serves as a member of the Cf
NN Executive Council. He is the Chair and Mary Zucker Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Alpert School of Medicine of Brown University. His research is focused on the pathogenesis and treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Funded projects have included a tenyear longitudinal observational study of 400 patients with OCD, a multicenter genetic linkage study of OCD and neurosurgical approaches to treating refractory OCD patients using the gamma knife and deep brain stimulation and a multicenter translational grant that combines electrophysiology, neuroanatomy, and imaging to explore the neurocircuitry of OCD. Dr. Rasmussen received his MMS and MD from Brown Medical School in 1977. He completed his residency in psychiatry at Yale in 1983. Following a two year obligation with the National Health Services Corps in North Kingdom Vermont, Dr. Rasmussen joined the Brown faculty and Butler Hospital in 1983.
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