Ashlyn Schmitgen

Clinical Research Coordinator
Neurological Surgery

Ashlyn Schmitgen is a Clinical Research Coordinator working with the DBS chronic pain team. Ashlyn graduated from UC San Diego with a B.S. in Public Health and minor in General Biology. Her clinical background includes work as an EMT, Medical Assistant, Emergency Department Medical Scribe, Inpatient Critical Care Intern, and UCSF Health Hospital Assistant. After helping launch the NIH-sponsored Precision Medicine Initiative at UCSF, Ashlyn joined the UCSF Shirvalkar Lab with a focus on improving patient behavioral reporting in the team's efforts to better understand and treat refractory chronic pain conditions using deep brain stimulation. 

Publications: 

Practical Closed-Loop Strategies for Deep Brain Stimulation: Lessons From Chronic Pain.

Frontiers in neuroscience

Prosky J, Cagle J, Sellers KK, Gilron R, de Hemptinne C, Schmitgen A, Starr PA, Chang EF, Shirvalkar P

Musical Hallucinations in Chronic Pain: The Anterior Cingulate Cortex Regulates Internally Generated Percepts.

Frontiers in neurology

Schmitgen A, Saal J, Sankaran N, Desai M, Joseph I, Starr P, Chang EF, Shirvalkar P

A Deep Brain Stimulation Trial Period for Treating Chronic Pain.

Journal of clinical medicine

Shirvalkar P, Sellers KK, Schmitgen A, Prosky J, Joseph I, Starr PA, Chang EF