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Maheen Mausoof Adamson - Board Member
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Maheen Mausoof Adamson


  • Palo Alto, Calif.

Dr. Maheen Mausoof Adamson is the senior scientific research director for DVBIC at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. She is also the clinical associate professor of Neurosurgery and Psychiatry and Behavioral sciences at Stanford University. Adamson completed her undergraduate degrees in neurobiology and women’s studies at University of California, Irvine. She completed her doctorate in neuroscience at the University of Southern California and a postdoctoral fellowship in psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford School of Medicine.

Dr. Adamson’s expertise and interests span employing translational neuroscience methodologies for diagnostic and therapeutic treatments (mainly repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) in mild and moderate Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), including structural and functional changes in the brain in both veteran, active military, and civilian populations. She currently serves as PI or Co-I on several NIH, Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense funded grants.

Dr. Adamson has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications on cognitive and neural basis of Alzheimer’s disease and TBI, has received recognition in national and international settings and is a frequent presenter at national and international conferences. She is also intricately involved in mentoring research and clinical fellows in the psychiatry, neurosurgery and PM&R departments at Stanford School of Medicine. She is a board member of Brain Injury Association of California (BIACAL) and Pink Concussions. She also serves on the programming committee at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM). Her long-term goal is to integrate advanced treatment and diagnostics into standard-of-care provided to patients with brain injury to improve their daily function and reintegration into society.