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Samuel R. Browd, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Neurological Surgery | University of Washington

Dr. Samuel R. Browd, M.D., Ph.D., FACS, FAANS, FAAP is Professor of Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington and Attending Neurosurgeon at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Dr. Browd is the Director of The Sports Institute at UW Medicine and Medical Director of the Seattle Children’s Sports Concussion Program. Dr. Browd also serves as Seattle Children’s Director of Hydrocephalus and Surgical Director of the Tone Management Program. Dr. Browd is adjunct Professor of Bioengineering and affiliate faculty of the Foster School of Business. Dr. Browd has published over 125 peer reviewed medical publications including multiple book chapters. Dr. Browd serves as an Unaffiliated Neurologic Consultant to the NFL and as an independent neurologic consultant to the Seattle Seahawks. Dr. Browd completed a combined M.D. and Ph.D at the University of Florida studying neuroplasticity and learning and his current research interests include robotics and computational healthcare. Dr. Browd has co-founded seven venture backed biomedical start-up where he served as chief medical officer including Proprio, VICIS, Aqueduct Neuroscience, Navisonics, AllCylinders, Deepwell and NeuFluent.   Dr. Browd also serves as a business and medical advisor to numerous early-stage biotech companies and serves as an advisor/technical filter for numerous venture capital firms. Dr. Browd serves as a UW Presidential Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellow and teaches at the UW Foster School of Business, he also lectures internationally on biomedical innovation and commercialization. Dr. Browd was recognized as the University of Washington School of Medicine Inventor of the Year in 2016 and co-developed three products that were listed as Time Magazine’s Invention of the Year in 2017, 2019 and 2021. Dr. Browd was honored to be the 2021 Congress of Neurological Surgeons Innovator of the Year.

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