Medical school: Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
Undergraduate: Williams College (BA Psychology, Biology)
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Area of interest: Functional
Dr. Tafreshi has conducted and published research in gait and speech disorder in Parkinson's disease, epigenetics of movement disorders, optogenetics, neuromodulation, deep brain stimulation and endoscopic skull base surgery. During medical school and college, he volunteered in global medical service trips to countries including the Dominican Republic, Philippines, Nicaragua and Mexico. He also conducted clinical service and research with Duke University Department of Neurosurgery in Kampala, Uganda. His clinical interests include brain-computer interface, neurosurgery for psychiatric disorders and neurosurgical management of pain. Dr. Tafreshi does spoken word poetry, wrote a movie and sings opera.