Faculty Member, Medical Writer
Freddy S. Starr currently practices applied neuroscience in Hawaii. He specializes in individualized, holistic treatment programs utilizing the emerging medical science of Neuroscience.
Dr. Starr began his academic career with aspirations of becoming a ski bum. As a result of a bad winter, Dr. Starr found himself with no alternative but to study. The science bug bit hard in freshman year of college at Syracuse University. After completing an honors degree in Molecular Biology, Starr went to work at Columbia University in Nobel Laureate Dr. Kandell's lab studying, frogs. This early work in developmental neurobiology began Starr's quest for answers about the underpinnings of the human brain.
Freddy Starr graduated with the degree of M.D. in 1999 from Graduate School of Biomedical Science at The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He then went on to complete training at Boston University Medical Center, where he studied Post Traumatic Stress Disorder treatment under Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Dr. David Barlow. Dr. Starr completed his fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Vanderbilt University, where he served as Chief Fellow.
In 2004, Dr. Starr founded 17th Avenue Psychiatry, one of the first Holistic Mental Health Practices utilizing Brainscanning, Neurofeedback, traditional therapy, nutritional support and a range of other treatments all aimed at reducing the individual's reliance on pharmaceuticals.
Dr. Starr has written and published numerous articles and books on self injury, trauma, autism asperger's disorder, pervasive developmental disorders, epilepsy, neurofeedback, brainscanning, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and grief. He has appeared in local and national print and media. He is the co-inventor of Respen-A, the first homeopathic treatment shown to be effective for autism.
Brainwaves Neurohealth is a continuation and improvement on the principals developed through successful treatments with thousands of patients. The foundation of our practice is built upon integrity, compassion, fun, strength, imagination, and courage.
Dr. Starr is the father of 3 children. His 2 boys live with their mother in Nashville, TN and his daughter Anna lives with her father in Hawaii. Dr. Starr is an avid windsurfer and extreme sports lover. He has a great connection with spirituality and regularly practices Karma Yoga.