W. Bryan Wilent

W. Bryan Wilent received the Ph.D. degree in neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, in 2005, working with Diego Contreras, MD, PhD. His research involved in vivo electrophysiological recordings He then did a fellowship at the Neurosciences Institute in San Diego. Under the guidance of Douglas Nitz, Ph.D. and Nobel Laureate Gerald Edeleman, MD, he performed single unit extracellular recordings from awake-behaving animals. After the fellowship, his career shifted to clinical neurophysiology and education while remaining active in research. He worked as a Clinical Neurophysiologist at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, where he was involved with the first human study to implant deep brain electrodes for the treatment of obesity. As an educator, he has held multiple faculty appointments. He joined Sentient as a Clinical Manager in March of 2010 and then assumed the position of Director of Education in June of 2012. He has presented his work at national and international conferences and has authored basic and clinical research papers in the Journal of Neurosurgery, Journal of Neuroscience, Journal of Neurophysiology, and Nature Neuroscience. In April of 2013, Dr. Wilent became a Diplomate of the American Board of Neurophysiologic Monitoring (DABNM). His Ph.D. thesis was awarded Most Outstanding by the University's Biomedical Graduate Program and the Institute of Neurological Sciences.

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