Sarah Bick, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
Village at Vanderbilt
1500 21st Ave. South
Department of Neurological Surgery
1500 21st Avenue South
Room / Suite
Suite 4340
Clinic Phone
Clinic/Appointment: (615) 322-7417
Fax: (615) 343-5315

Dr. Bick joined our surgical faculty in the Department of Neurological Surgery after completing a residency and fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston MA. Dr. Bick’s clinical interests include epilepsy, deep brain stimulation, movement disorders, essential tremor, psychiatric neurosurgery, and trigeminal neuralgia.


Dr. Bick’s research focuses on uncovering neurophysiological signaling that underlies cognitive and emotional processes using intracranial recordings from human subjects. She studies the signals underlying memory and other cognitive processes. Better understanding of the neurophysiology of these processes allows for the development of new neuromodulation techniques for memory and psychiatric disorders. Her recent publications include: Vagus Nerve Stimulation Versus Responsive Neurostimulator System in Patients with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy, Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery; Caudate Stimulation Enhances Learning, Brain, A Journal Of Neurology; Preoperative MRI Findings Predict Diagnostic Utility of Foramen Ovale Electrodes, Journal of Neurosurgery. 

Memberships, Awards and Honors

Dr. Bick is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery. She is board eligible at the American Board of Neurological Surgery. She earned an R25 resident/fellow research grant, the Philip L. Gildenberg MD Resident Award, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Medical Research Fellowship.


Dr. Bick received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. She earned her MD from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN.  Dr. Bick completed her internship at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.