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Aaron D. Boes, MD, PhD

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Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Associate Professor of Pediatrics - General Neurology
Associate Professor of Neurology

Contact Information

Primary Office
T205 General Hospital
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242
319-353-8587

Education

BS, Health and Human Physiology, University of Iowa
MD, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
PhD, Neuroscience, University of Iowa Graduate College
Resident, Pediatrics, University of California San Diego
Resident, Pediatric Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University
Chief Resident, Pediatric Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University
Fellow, Neuropsychiatry and Noninvasive Brain Stimulation, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard University

Licensure and Certifications

Iowa Board of Medical Examiners - Iowa Board of Medical Examiners
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology

Research Summary

Our laboratory is interested in the link between brain structure and function across the lifespan, particularly network-based localization of neurological and psychiatric symptoms. We approach this topic using multi-modal neuroimaging methods that include lesion mapping, resting state functional connectivity MRI, and structural MRI. A recent focus of the lab has been to investigate the networks associated with focal brain lesions by integrating the traditional approach to lesion mapping with normative functional connectivity data, termed lesion network mapping. Dr. Boes is the Director of the Clinical Program in Noninvasive Brain Stimulation at the University of Iowa and another focus of the lab is to use advanced imaging techniques in conjunction with neuromodulation to better understand the therapeutic mechanisms of brain stimulation, such as transcranial magnetic stimulation for the treatment of depression.

Biography

Dr. Boes is a native Iowan and did his early training at the University of Iowa (B.S. 2003, MD, 2009, PhD 2009). He did residency in pediatrics at UC San Diego and pediatric neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He completed a fellowship in neuropsychiatry and noninvasive brain stimulation with Alvaro Pascual-Leone at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. In 2016 he joined the faculty at the University of Iowa.