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Sarah Frisken

Assistant Professor

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Sarah Frisken, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor in Radiology at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Her work at BWH focuses on developing new methods and technologies to improve precision in image-guided neurosurgery. Her current work includes the measurement and compensation of brain shift during tumor resection, the development of a neurosurgical planning systems for robotic needle insertion along a 3D curved trajectory and investigating low cost neuronavigation for developing countries.

Dr. Frisken joined Dr. Golby’s lab after successfully selling her software startup company, 61 Solutions, Inc., which created drawing software for professional artists. Prior to founding 61 Solutions, Dr. Frisken was a consultant to Disney Research and Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratory (MERL), a Professor in Computer Science at Tufts University and a Distinguished Research Scientist and Advisor to Management at MERL. Dr. Frisken held postdoctoral positions at MIT and CMU, has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from CMU, an M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering from U. Wisconsin, Madison, and a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Engineering from Queens University, Canada.

Outside of work, Dr. Frisken has recently been discovering the joys of hiking in the White Mountains.


Department of Neurosurgery
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Hale Building for Transformative Medicine
60 Fenwood Road, 8th Floor
Boston, MA 02115

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