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Eric C. Leuthardt, MD, is a neurosurgeon and professor with the departments of neurological surgery, biomedical and mechanical engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. He is also director of the Center for Innovation in Neuroscience and Technology and the Brain Laser Center at Washington University. As a neurosurgeon at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Eric's specialties include brain tumors, gamma knife radiosurgery, the surgical treatment of epilepsy, inoperable tumors using the Monteris Neuroblate system, and brain tumors in functional areas such as speech and motor. He is known for brain mapping techniques that allow him to remove brain tumors while preserving function. In addition to 200 peer reviewed publications, Eric has 1,628 patents on file for medical devices and brain-computer interface technologies with the US Patent and Trademark Office. His research has focused on neuroprosthetics—devices linked to the brain that may restore function to patients with motor disabilities. Dr. Leuthardt is the founder of six startup companies, including Neurolutions. He is co-inventor of the Ipsi Hand—a device used to restore function to patients who have had a neurological injury, and he is the author of a techno-thriller, RedDevil 4, published by Forge Books in 2014. Eric earned his bachelor's degree in biology and theology, summa cum laude, from St. Louis University in 1995. He earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1999. He completed his neurosurgery residency from Barnes-Jewish Hospital in 2005 and went on to obtain a fellowship in epilepsy and spinal surgery from the University of Washington in Seattle in 2006. He has been a neurosurgeon at Barnes-Jewish Hospital since 2006. Eric is a Fellow in the inaugural class of the Health Innovators Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.