Professor Helen Mayberg, MD
Helen Mayberg, MD is Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery, Psychiatry and Neuroscience, and the Mount Sinai Professor in Neurotherapeutics at the Icahn School of Medicine.
Known for studies of brain circuits in depression and for her pioneering deep brain stimulation research, Dr. Mayberg moved to New York in 2018 as the Founding Director of the Center for Advanced Circuit Therapeutics, where she leads a patient-focused research team of neurologists, psychiatrists, neurosurgeons, neuroscientists and engineers with the shared mission to advance precision surgical treatments for complex neuropsychiatric disorders.
Over her career, her work has characterized neural systems mediating major depression and its recovery, defined imaging-based illness subtypes to optimize treatment selection and introduced the first use of DBS for treatment resistant patients.
Dr. Mayberg received a BA in Psychobiology from UCLA and a MD from University of Southern California. She then completed her neurology residency at the Neurological Institute of New York at Columbia University followed by fellowship training in nuclear medicine at Johns Hopkins. She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, the National Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the National Academy of Inventors, and has authored more than 220 peer-reviewed publications and participates in a wide variety of advisory and scientific activities across multiple fields in neuroscience.