Steven Stufflebeam, MD, translates basic science and advanced imaging technology into everyday clinical practice. His laboratory aims to improve the health care for patients with epilepsy, schizophrenia, brain tumors and hearing impairments. His training is in biomedical engineering, mathematics and neuroradiology. He has experience with the development of clinically relevant MRI pulse sequences and 3T and 7T. His research focuses on combining advanced imaging techniques: magnetoencephalography (MEG), electroencephalography (EEG), near-infrared spectroscopy (optical imaging), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). During the past few years, he has personally scanned over 2000 subjects with various neurological disorders, including epilepsy and brain tumors, with MEG and positron emission tomography (PET) as well as 3T and 7T MRI. Additionally, he is a board-certified radiologist with fellowship training in neuroradiology and the Medical Director of the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging.


MD, Harvard Medical School


1. Stufflebeam SM, Liu H, Sepulcre J, Tanaka N, Buckner RL, Madsen JR. Localization of focal epileptic discharges using functional connectivity magnetic resonance imaging. J Neurosurg. 2011 Jun;114(6):1693-7.

2. Douw L, Wakeman DG, Tanaka N, Liu H, Stufflebeam SM. State-dependent variability of dynamic functional connectivity between frontoparietal and default networks relates to cognitive flexibility. Neuroscience. 2016 Dec 17;339:12-21.

3. DeSalvo MN, Tanaka N, Douw L, Leveroni CL, Buchbinder BR, Greve DN, Stufflebeam SM. Resting-State Functional MR Imaging for Determining Language Laterality in Intractable Epilepsy. Radiology. 2016 Oct;281(1):264-9.


Medical Director, Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging

Co-Founder, Functional Imaging Neural Datasets, Llc.

Founder, American Clinical MEG Society (ACMEGS)


Stufflebeam Laboratory
The David Cohen MEG Laboratory