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Eyiyemisi Damisah, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery; Assistant Professor, Neuroscience

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Eyiyemisi Damisah, MD,

Neurosurgeon who treats adults and children with medication refractory epilepsy and movement disorders. She specializes in minimally invasive approaches and advanced brain mapping technologies for the treatment of epilepsy. She also has extensive experience with implantable devices such as DBS, RNS, and VNS that stimulate specific nerves to halt seizures movement disorders or other psychiatric conditions. She is the division chief of epilepsy and functional neurosurgery at Yale School of Medicine.

Dr Damisah’s research focuses on the neural mechanism of threat processing in humans and

neuroanatomical substrates of higher order cognition that can be modulated for the treatment of threat-based disorders such as anxiety and PTSD. She codirects the Center of Brain and Mind Health. The center brings engineering psychiatry and neurosurgery to develop technology to treat patients with neurological disorders and functional movement disorders.

Dr. Damisah received her bachelor's degree in 2006 from Biola University in Religious Studies. She obtained her MD, Neurosurgical residency, and Functional Neurosurgery fellowship at Yale School of Medicine. She started her clinical practice as the Director of the Epilepsy Surgery Program in 2019 and opened the Damisah Lab at Yale in 2021.

Education & Training

  • Neurosurgery Resident
    Yale new haven Hospital (2018)
  • MD
    Yale School of Medicine (2011)


  • clinic
    New Haven, CT, United States 2020
    800 Howard Avenue Lower Level Neurology and Neurosurgery

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
ScholarAlzheimers Disease Research Center2020
Spector Award2020
Academy AwardAmerican Academy of Neurological Surgeons2017
NREF Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation2014
Swebilius AwardSwebilius Foundation2014

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