Nicholas D. Schiff, MD

Nicholas D. Schiff, MD

Nicholas D. Schiff, MD, is Director of the Laboratory of Cognitive Neuromodulation at Weill Cornell Medical College where he conducts research examining neurophysiological mechanisms of arousal and forebrain integration as well as clinical studies of the pathophysiology of impaired consciousness. His research bridges basic neuroscience and clinical investigative studies of the pathophysiology of impaired consciousness, the neurophysiological mechanisms of arousal regulation, and the effects of deep brain electrical stimulation techniques on forebrain integration.

Dr. Schiff is a co-author of the 4th Edition of Dr. Plum and Posner's classic textbook The Diagnosis of Stupor and Coma, and is co-editor of Annals of the New York Academy of Science Vol. 1157 Disorders of Consciousness. He is an elected member of the American Neurological Association, and is included in Time Magazine’s list of 100 most influential people in the world. Dr. Schiff's is working to develop neuromodulation strategies and improved diagnostics for the rational therapy of chronic cognitive disabilities resulting from brain injuries.

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