Vitaly Napadow, PhD, LicAc

Professional Information

Experience: 

Associate Professor in Radiology, Harvard Medical School
Assistant in Neuroscience, Massachusetts General Hospital

Education: 

MS Acupuncture, NESA, 2002
PhD Medical Engineering, MIT, 2001

Position: 
Martinos Faculty

Contact

Mailing Address

149 Thirteenth Street, Rm 2301
Charlestown, MA 02129 USA

General Contact Information

Phone: 
617-724-3402
Location: 
149-2.322

Biosketch

Our lab's research is aimed at elucidating the neural mechanisms underlying chronic pain and potential therapies such as acupuncture. Currently, we are using functional magnetic resonance imaging and magneto-encephalography to probe the changes in brain activation that are associated with the chronic pain state, and its treatment by different forms of acupuncture stimulation. We incorporate simultaneous autonomic nervous system (ANS) measurements to help inform fMRI data analyses. Projects include (1) cortical plasticity in carpal tunnel syndrome treated by acupuncture, (2) resting state functional connectivity in chronic pain treated by acupuncture, (3) fMRI investigation of the brain correlates of nausea, and (4) neuroimaging acupuncture effects on the central autonomic nervous system.