Allen Ho, MD

Allen was born and raised in Irvine, California. He completed his undergraduate training at University of California, San Diego as part of the combined-degree Medical Scholars Program with a major in Economics. He then left California to attend Harvard Medical School where he earned his MD in 2014. His research interests include expanding indications for deep brain stimulation and neuromodulation, technology-driven minimally-invasive approaches to cranial and spinal neurosurgery, and quality improvement initiatives within clinical neurosurgery. In the Halpern Lab, Allen is utilizing advanced functional imaging (fMRI, DTI) to study the effects of functional neurosurgery and exploring the role of neuromodulation in addiction, OCD, and obesity in both animal models and humans. Allen is also an avid traveler and foodie, and enjoys playing and watching basketball in his free time.

Education:

2015-Present Neurosurgery Residency, Stanford University
2014-2015 Combined General Surgery/Clinical Neuroscience Internship
2009-2014 M.D., Harvard Medical School
2005-2009 B.A., Economics, University of California, San Diego

Research Interests:

Expanding indications for deep brain stimulation and neuromodulation, technology-driven minimally-invasive approaches to cranial and spinal neurosurgery, and quality improvement initiatives within clinical neurosurgery.

Program Completion:

2021

Honors/Awards:

2016 Donald A. Quest Clinical Science Award for Best Oral Presentation – American Association of Neurological Surgeons
2016 Spectrum-Stanford Health Care Innovation Challenge Grant
2015 Stanford Society of Physician Scholars Research Grant
2015 Hanbery Award for Best Clinical Paper – San Francisco Neurological Society
2014 Stanford Society of Physician Scholars Research Grant
2012-2013 Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Medical Fellowship
2012 American Heart Association Scholarship in Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke
2010 American Medical Association Foundation Research Seed Grant
2010 American Cancer Society Betty Lea Stone Research Fellowship
2010 American Foundation for Aging Research Grant
2010 North American Taiwanese Medical Association Scholarship
2009 Harvard Medical School National Scholarship
2008 US Dept of State J. William Fulbright Fellowship
2008 Phi Beta Kappa
2008 UCSD Revelle College Honors Commencement Speaker
2007 UCSD Amylin Chancellor's Research Award
2007 Donald A Strauss Public Service Scholarship
2005-2009 National Merit Scholar
2005 UCSD Medical Scholar

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