Eric Leuthardt, MD

Eric C. Leuthardt, M.D. is a neurosurgeon who is currently a professor in the Departments of Neurological Surgery, Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Material Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. He is also Chief of the Division of Neurotechnology. Leuthardt is an internationally renowned neurosurgeon, scientist, and innovator. He has created and translated numerous high-impact medical innovations. These include the first FDA-approved brain-computer interface for stroke, the use of resting-state fMRI for advanced brain mapping, the neurosurgical application of laser ablation, and the use of ultrasound to non-invasively “sonobiopsy” the brain. His work in the field of neuroprosthetics, neurotechnologies, advanced brain imaging, and neurosurgical devices has yielded him numerous accolades as a pioneer in applied neuroscience. In addition to over 150 peer-reviewed publications, Leuthardt has over 1600 patents on file with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a myriad of medical devices and neuro-technologies. He is also the founder of eight startup companies, a partner of the venture fund E15, an Emmy Award-winning playwright, and the author of two fiction novels, Red Devil 4 and Limbo.