Patrick Purdon, Ph.D.

Associate Investigator
Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Mass General Research Institute
Associate Professor of Anaesthesia
Harvard Medical School
PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2005
anesthesia; anesthesia general; anesthetics intravenous; biological clocks; biomedical signal processing; computers; eeg; eeg monitoring; electroencephalography; electrophysiology; magnetoencephalography; methyl ethers; numerical analysis computer-assisted; propofol; unconsciousness

My research integrates neuroimaging, biomedical signal processing, and the systems neuroscience of general anesthesia and sedation.

My group conducts human studies of anesthesia-induced unconsciousness, using a variety of techniques including multimodal neuroimaging, high-density EEG, and invasive neurophysiological recordings used to diagnose medically refractory epilepsy.

We also develop novel methods in neuroimaging and biomedical signal processing to support these studies, as well as methods for monitoring level of consciousness under general anesthesia using EEG.

Research lab website Publications
Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging
CNY-Building #149
149 13th Street
Charlestown, MA 02129