Robert Buchanan MD

Robert Buchanan MD

Neurosurgeon and Psychiatrist, Seton Brain and Spine Institute

Currently employed at Seton Brain and Spine Institute



    Professor, researcher, and clinician in psychiatry and neurosurgery, Robert Buchanan, MD, has published extensively in his fields, and is in high demand for his talents as a lecturer. Through his practice at the Seton Brain and Spine Institute in Austin, Texas and his research as an Associate Professor of the University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Neuroscience, Dr. Buchanan stays constantly abreast of the latest developments in his fields. His subspecialties encompass deep brain stimulation and the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, brain tumors, dystonia, epilepsy, and other disorders of the spine, brain, and peripheral nervous system. The ongoing funded research that Robert Buchanan, MD, pursues includes a study of epileptic electrophysiology in the brain. He also serves on a team currently studying transcranial magnetic stimulation for mapping of the brain and treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders, in association with the Neuromodulation Division of St. Jude Medical, Inc. One of Dr. Buchanan's publication credentials includes a coauthored article in the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society addressing semantic priming among patients with lesions in their right frontal lobe. A regular participant and presenter in professional conferences, Robert Buchanan, MD, has served as lead author for studies of treatments for Parkinson’s disease, the role of cystic cavities in deep brain stimulation, modeling of cerebral aneurysms, and cerebrospinal fluid levels in patients who have experienced subarachnoid hemorrhaging. These presentations occurred at meetings of such organizations as the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the American College of Cardiology, and the Movement Disorder Society. In 2009, the Chongqing International Neurological Forum invited Dr. Buchanan to be featured as a guest speaker on intracerebral human microdialysis. Robert Buchanan, MD, also plays a role in maintaining high standards in his areas of medical expertise by performing editorial and reviewer duties for specialty publications including Epilepsy and Behavior, and the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry. Robert Buchanan MD | LinkedIn Profile:



Neurosurgeon and Psychiatrist

At Seton Brain and Spine Institute

From 1901 to Present