Samuel R. Browd, MD, PhD, FAANS
Dr. Browd is professor of neurological surgery at the University of Washington and attending neurosurgeon at Seattle Children’s Hospital. He 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. He is adjunct professor of bioengineering and affiliate faculty of the Foster School of Business. Dr. Browd serves as an unaffiliated neurologic consultant to the NFL and as an independent neurologic consultant to the Seattle Seahawks. He completed a combined MD and PhD at the University of Florida, studying neuroplasticity and learning. His current research interests include concussion, hydrocephalus and biomedical engineering solutions in neurological surgery and sports safety. Dr. Browd has co-founded five venture backed biomedical start-ups where he serves as chief medical officer, including Propriovision, VICIS, Aqueduct Neuroscience, Navisonics and AllCylinders. Dr. Browd also serves as a business and medical advisor to numerous early stage biotech companies, including MDMetrix, ThermaNeurosciences and Betr. He serves as a UW Presidential Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellow and has been on the advisory board of CoMotion. Dr. Browd teaches at the UW Foster School of Business and lectures internationally on biomedical innovation and commercialization.