Leigh Hochberg, MD, PhD


Leigh Hochberg, MD, PhD

Professor of Engineering, Brown University

Senior Lecturer I Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Hochberg is a pioneer in the development and testing of neural interface systems (brain-computer interfaces) for the restoration of communication, mobility, and independence for persons with paralysis or limb loss.

He is a vascular and critical care neurologist at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Brigham & Women’s Hospital (BWH), and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital; Professor of Engineering at Brown University; Senior Lecturer on Neurology at Harvard Medical School; and Director of the Center of Excellence for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology, Rehabilitation R&D Service, Providence VA Medical Center. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Neurological Association.

Dr. Hochberg's research has been published in leading journals such as Nature, the New England Journal of Medicine, and the Journal of Neuroscience.

As Principal Investigator and lead Clinical Investigator of the pilot clinical trials of the BrainGate2 Neural Interface System, he has earned a prestigious Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Development Award and research grants from the Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Hochberg received his Sc.B. with Honors in Neural Science from Brown University in 1990. He received his M.D. and Ph.D. from Emory University in 1999. He was a resident and Chief Resident in Neurology at MGH/BWH/Harvard Medical School, where he also completed a fellowship in Stroke/Neurocritical Care in 2004.

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