Alik Widge

Clinical Brain Engineer

With his research and specialized medical training, Alik Widge, MD, PhD is a mental health pioneer. With a background in computer science, biomedical engineering and psychiatry, his life’s work is to develop new technologies to treat severe and treatment-resistant mental illness. He hopes to both improve individual patients’ quality of life, and also improve the quality of clinical neuroscience research around the world. Widge’s goal is to develop next-generation technologies and early interventions that will be safe and effective for humans seeking help. His recent work has demonstrated new algorithms for closed-loop brain stimulation and other methods for rewiring the circuits within that are connected to mental illness.