An accomplished neurosurgeon and psychiatrist in Austin, Texas, Robert Buchanan, MD currently serves as Chief of Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery and Neuroscience at Seton Brain and Spine Institute. Dr. Robert Buchanan focuses his career on helping his patients achieve optimal recovery from both psychological and neurological disorders. Joined by a team of prominent medical experts at Seton Brain and Spine Institute, Robert Buchanan, MD performs comprehensive neurosurgical procedures on the brain and spine. Specific issues treated by Dr. Buchanan include Tourette syndrome, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, and essential tremor.
Supplementing his career at Seton Brain and Spine Institute, Dr. Robert Buchanan maintains faculty positions at several educational institutions in Texas. Academic positions recently held by Dr. Buchanan include Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and The Center for Neuroscience, University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Robert Buchanan completed his Doctor of Medicine in 1993 at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. For his postdoctoral training, he served a residency in psychiatry and a residency in neurosurgery at the University of California San Diego. He achieved status of Chief Resident for both residencies and also earned the National Institute of Mental Health Outstanding Resident Award. Further, Robert Buchanan, MD completed fellowships in the Department of Neurosurgery at Yale University Medical School, the National Institute of Health, and the University of California San Diego Department of Psychiatry.
Highly qualified in his field, Robert Buchanan, MD is a Diplomate of both the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. His professional affiliations include memberships with the Society for Neuroscience, the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, the American Epilepsy Society, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and the American Psychiatric Association.
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