Dirk De Ridder, MD, PhD, is professor of Neurosurgery at the Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago in New Zealand and runs a private neuromodulation clinic in Belgium. He is also associated with Manipal University in India, Trinity College in Dublin, and teaches at the University of Bonn in Germany.
He has developed “burst” and “noise” stimulation as novel stimulation designs for implants, and is currently working on multifocal or network stimulation, as well as reconditioning stimulation. Burst stimulation is commercialized by Abbott as BurstDR = Burst D(e)R(idder) stimulation.
He has written 40 book chapters and more than 300 pubmed listed journal articles, of which more than 100 on pain. This has resulted in a Google Scholar H-index of 78, with more than 23,000 citations and an i10 index of 268