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Nathan Fountain, MD, is investigating the potential of focused ultrasound to treat a rare form of
‘Giggling’ Epilepsy Our Latest Target for Focused Ultrasound Research
June 2, 2018

I've told you about many of the ways we're exploring the use of focused sound waves to do brain surgery without actually cutting into the skull, but here's a new one: Dr. Nathan Fountain is testing focused ultrasound to treat a rare brain mass that causes unintentional giggling, seizures and…

Jeff Elias, MD, pioneered the use of focused ultrasound for the treatment of the most common movement disorder, essential tremor.
Focused Ultrasound Work Earns Jeff Elias Innovator of the Year
February 1, 2018

The UVA Licensing & Ventures Group has named Dr. Jeff Elias the Edlich-Henderson Innovator of the Year for his pioneering work with focused ultrasound. The award recognizes a UVA faculty member whose work is making a major impact on society, and Dr. Elias' certainly is. Dr. Elias is basically the…

Jeff Elias, MD, pioneered the use of focused ultrasound for the treatment of the most common movement disorder, essential tremor.
Focused Ultrasound for Parkinson’s Tremor
October 31, 2017

A few years ago, our Dr. Jeff Elias conducted the first test of focused ultrasound for the treatment of the most common movement disorder, a condition called essential tremor. A trial participant went into an MRI machine with a hand that shook so violently he couldn't feed himself cereal. When…

Jeff Elias, MD, pioneered the use of focused ultrasound for treating the most common movement disorder.
A Top Clinical Research Achievement
April 19, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Jeff Elias and his team. Their use of focused ultrasound to treat essential tremor, the most common movement disorder, has been named a top clinical research achievement of 2016. The Clinical Research Forum presented the honor last night to Dr. Elias and University of Maryland neurologist Paul…