Florida Medical Student Publishes a Paper on Estimating Deep Brain Stimulation Battery Life

Published: March 28th, 2013

By: Michael Okun

Category: news

University of Florida medical student Kaihan Fakhar published an important paper this month on estimation of deep brain stimulator battery life.  This paper was a follow-up to a previous medical student’s work (Mike Montuno) developing electronic web-based estimators for clinicians and patients.  This is a very important paper which lays out important principles in long term management of deep brain stimultors.

Copies of the new paper are available at:


The battery estimator is at:



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Michael Okun

Professor of Neurology and Administrative Director of the Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration

Professor of Neurology, expert on Parkinson's disease and other basal ganglia disorders, deep brain stimulation, author of over 300 research papers and the bestselling book Parkinson's Disease: 10 Secrets to a Happier…

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