Eric C. Leuthardt, MD
Professor of Neurological Surgery
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Washington University in St. Louis (WU)
Eric C. Leuthardt, M.D. is a neurosurgeon who is currently an assistant professor with the Department of Neurological Surgery and the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. He is Director of the Center for Innovation in Neuroscience and Technology. His research has focused on neuroprosthetics – devices linked to the brain that may lead to cures for paralysis, allow patients to move artificial limbs, or restore other neurological functions. Dr. Leuthardt uses an integrated approach by employing multiple domains of expertise ranging from biomedical engineering, clinical neurosurgery, mathematical modeling, complex signal analysis, and computer programming. In addition to numerous peer reviewed publications, Leuthardt has numerous patents on file with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for medical devices and brain computer interface technologies.