Dr. Larson is vice chairman of neurological surgery at University of California San Francisco (UCSF). He is chief of neurosurgical services and director and founder of the Center for Advanced Neurourgical Operative Procedures at Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, CA.
Dr. Larson received his MD from the University of Arizona in 1995, and completed a Neurosurgery Residency at University of Louisville in 2001. Dr. Larson's clinical interests are in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery, particularly with regard to movement disorders and psychiatric disorders. He has been involved in the development and evolution of novel surgical methods for deep brain stimulator implantation, including frameless techniques and the use of high-field, real-time intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). He has extensive surgical experience in the use of intraoperative MRI for a number of neurosurgical applications.
Dr. Larson's research interests include neurostimulation, gene therapy, and other neurorestorative therapies for a variety of neurological diseases, including movement disorders and psychiatric disorders. He is also involved in studies using high-field MR brain imaging for clinical and basic science research. His basic science interests include MR research and the development of new technologies to perform functional neurosurgery using real-time MR imaging.