Nicolas Schiff, MD

Weill Cornell Medical Center

Dr. Nicholas Schiff is a physician-scientist with an internationally recognized expertise in disorders of consciousness. He is The Jerold B. Katz Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience in the Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute at Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Schiff’s research efforts bridge basic neuroscience and clinical investigative studies of impaired consciousness employing state-of-the art neuroimaging and neurophysiological measurements. Dr. Schiff and colleagues have taken core insights into the neurophysiological mechanisms of arousal regulation and of deep brain electrical stimulation techniques to demonstrate evidence that long-lasting, severe cognitive disability may be influenced by electrical stimulation of the central thalamus.