Massoud Stephane, MD

Massoud Stephane, MD.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Massoud Stephane, MD., is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry. He previously held faculty positions at Johns Hopkins University, Minnesota University, and Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU). Dr. Stephane is also currently Affiliate Associate Professor at OHSU.  

Education Medical School: The college of Medicine at Damascus University. 
Residency: Neurology Ecole de Médicine Pitié-Salpêtrière Psychiatry Tufts University/New England Medical Center Yale University

Board Certifications/Certifications: Psychiatry American Board of Psychiatry and NeurologyNeurology Attestation d’Etudes Spéciales en Neurologie, Ecole de Médicine a l’Académie de Paris
 Current Academic InterestsTeaching: clinical psychiatry, cognitive neuroscience and imaging methodologies for graduate and post graduate students in Medicine and Psychology   Clinical: General psychiatry with particular emphasis on psychosis in psychiatric and general medical populations. 
Research:  My research focuses on the mechanisms of psychosis, in particular auditory verbal hallucinations, and spans the distance from the patient experience to the brain. A starting point in this research is the characteristics of the patient experience and how it could inform about potential neural mechanisms for these experiences. Subsequently, we develop neurocognitive models for the potential mechanisms and test them behaviorally and with imaging methods.  As such my work involves the phenomenology of hallucinations, neurocognitive and psycholinguistic sciences as well as brain imaging with current focus of fMRI. 

Recent Representative Publications:
Xu T, Stephane M, Parhi K. (2016), Abnormal Neural Oscillations in Schizophrenia Assessed by Spectral Power Ratio of MEG during Word Processing. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. Apr 7. [Epub ahead of print]
Stephane M, Gundel J, Kuskowski. (2014), Abnormal  dynamics of language in schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research, 216(3):320-324Stephane M. (2013) Auditory verbal hallucinations result from combinatoric association of multiple neural events. Frontiers of Human Neuroscience. 7 (239):1-8Stephane M. (2012). Maintaining information online in discrete time, rethinking of working memory processes. Neuroscience letters 519:73-7.Stephane M,  Leuthold A, Kuskowsk M, McClannahan K, and xu T. (2012) The temporal, spatial and frequency dimensions of neural oscillations associated with verbal working memory. Clinical EEG and Neuroscience. 43:145-53.

Flavie Waters and Massoud Stephane; editors (2015). Assessment of Psychosis: A Reference book and Rating Scales for Research and Practice. Routledge, New York, NY, publisher.

Massoud Stephane, MD

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