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BRAIN STIMULATIONLong-standing and evolving technologies continue to provide safe, effective treatment for many psychiatric illnesses Brain stimulation graphic

Brain Stimulation Services at Johns Hopkins

  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

    Long known for its effectiveness, especially in the treatment of medication-resistant depression, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is one of the most applied and tested treatment methods for many psychiatric illnesses.

  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

    Repetitive TMS (rTMS) has been shown to be a safe and well-tolerated procedure that can be an effective treatment for patients with depression who have not benefitted from antidepressant medications or cannot tolerate antidepressant medications due to side-effects.

  • Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

    Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is an emerging treatment option that is showing promise in clinical trials for mood and cognitive disorders such as major depression and Alzheimer’s disease. Learn more about currently FDA approved conditions.


Expert Team

  • Irving Michael Reti, M.B.B.S.

    Director, Brain Stimulation Program
    Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Irving Michael Reti
  • Charles Ralph Arthur III
  • Christina Rose Miller, M.D.

    Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

    Christina Rose Miller
  • Melinda Walker, R.N.

    ECT Nurse Coordinator

  • Shannon Yorkman, M.S., M.S.N.

    Lead Nurse Anesthetist

  • Monica Quarshie, L.P.N.

    TMS Nurse Coordinator

  • Michael Tibbs, Ph.D.

    Brain Stimulation Program Coordinator


Contact Us


The Brain Stimulation Program
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
600 N. Wolfe Street
Meyer 7-120
Baltimore, MD 21287

Outpatient rTMS or ECT Contact

Michael Tibbs, Program Coordinator
Phone: 410-614-1732
Fax: 410-614-8128
Email: [email protected]

Inpatient ECT Admission

Mary Mesick, Admissions Coordinator
Phone: 410-502-5467
Fax: 410-955-6155
Email: [email protected]
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