Ausaf A. Bari, MD, PhD

Ausaf A. Bari, MD, PhD

Neurosurgery
Primary Location
UCLA Neurosurgery
300 Stein Plaza 420
Los Angeles, California 90095
Phone
Fax
310-825-7245

About

Link to Dr. Bari's complete CV

Dr. Bari specializes in the neurosurgical repair and restoration of brain and nerve function. Following his neurosurgery residency training at UCLA, Dr. Bari was awarded the prestigious William P. Van Wagenen Fellowship to train at the world-renowned functional neurosurgery program at the University of Toronto. He has extensive clinical and research experience in the use of deep brain stimulation (DBS) in the treatment of both movement and psychiatric disorders. Dr. Bari's clinical practice includes DBS surgery for Parkinson's disease, tremor, dystonia, depression and OCD. In addition, his clinical practice includes neurosurgery for brain tumors, pain, and peripheral nerve disorders.

Dr. Bari's research focuses on an interdisciplinary approach to studying the neurobiology underlying movement and psychiatric disorders and expanding the frontiers of neurosurgery to treat those disorders. As a part of his fellowship training, Dr. Bari studied the relationship between the motor and reward systems of the brain and the use of deep brain stimulation to modify and enhance them. A native of California, Dr. Bari completed his neurosurgery residency training at UCLA after receiving his MD and PhD degrees from Boston University. He completed his undergraduate training at UC Berkeley in the field of neurobiology.

Education

Fellowship

Toronto Hospital - Western Division, 2015

Residency

UCLA School of Medicine, 2014

Internship

UCLA School of Medicine, 2009

Degree

Boston University School of Medicine, MD, PhD, 2008

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Research

Interests

Dr. Bari's research focuses on an interdisciplinary approach to studying the neurobiology underlying movement and psychiatric disorders and expanding the frontiers of neurosurgery to treat those disorders. As a part of his fellowship training, Dr. Bari studied the relationship between the motor and reward systems of the brain and the use of deep brain stimulation to modify and enhance them.

Awards

  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2021
  • Super Doctors® Southern California Rising Stars 2021
  • Super Doctors® Southern California Rising Stars 2020
  • Super Doctors® Southern California Rising Stars 2019
  • 2014 William P. Van Wagenen Fellowship, American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • 2011 Retzius Neuroanatomy Competition - First Place
  • 2004 Henry I. Russek Student Achievement Award, B.U. School of Medicine
  • 2002 Norris Cotton Graduate Student Award
  • 2002 American Academy of Neurology Research Scholarship
  • 2001 Ruth L. Kirschtein Individual National Research Service Award (NRSA) (NIH)
  • 2001 Association of Pathology Chairs Honor Society, B.U. School of Medicine
  • 2001 Wotiz Family MD/PhD Fellowship, B.U. School of Medicine
  • 2000 Elizabeth K. Moyer Memorial Prize in Anatomy, B.U. School of Medicine
  • 1999 E. Gordan Glass Memorial Fund, B.U. School of Medicine
  • 1990 Honors, 49th Annual Westinghouse Science Talent Search