Dr. Samuel R. Browd, M.D., Ph.D., FACS, FAANS, FAAP is a Professor of Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington (UW) and co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of VICIS. Dr. Browd is also Attending Neurosurgeon at Seattle Children’s Hospital, Medical Director of the Seattle Children’s Sports Concussion Program, Director of the University Of Washington Sports Health and Safety Institute, Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Neurosurgery, and Adjunct Associate Professor of Bioengineering and affiliate faculty of the Foster School of Business. In addition, he 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. His current research interests include concussion, hydrocephalus, and biomedical engineering solutions in Neurological surgery. Dr. Browd has co-founded three venture-backed biomedical startups: Aqueduct Critical Care, Inc. is developing a self-regulating device to manage brain ventricular drains; Navisonics, Inc. is developing a micro-ultrasound device to accurately place catheters into the brain; and VICIS. He is a UW Presidential Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellow and is on the Advisory Board of CoMotion, UW’s commercialization group.
“As a pediatric neurosurgeon, I’ve devoted my career to helping children with brain-related health issues. It is gratifying to be part of VICIS, where we can play an important role in reducing risk of brain injury so these kids can have normal and vibrant lives.”