Nathan Rowland, M.D.,Ph.D.

K12 Neurosurgery Awardee
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Medical University of South Carolina- , Charleston, SC

Dr. Nathan Rowland is an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery in the College of Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina. His clinical interests include Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, dystonia, as well as psychiatric disorders such as treatment resistant depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, and anorexia. Additionally, he is interested in degenerative spinal disorders, neuro-trauma, and neuro-oncology. Dr. Rowland has a strong research interest in brain circuit disorders amenable to deep brain stimulation and other advanced neuromodulation techniques. He also has experience in conducting translational research projects focused on patients with movement and psychiatric disorders. Some of Dr. Rowland’s current research is motivated by the numerous treatment options available to patients with Parkinson’s Disease, but far fewer options for patients with chronic stroke. He is interested in using non-invasive stimulation, including transcranial direct current stimulation, to understand brain oscillations that may be biomarkers for recovery in patients who suffer from chronic stroke.

Dr. Rowland received his undergraduate degree from Morehouse College, and his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Emory University. After completing his internship in general surgery and residency in neurological surgery at University of California, San Francisco, he pursued additional fellowship training in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery at the University of Toronto.