Eric C. Leuthardt, M.D. is a highly regarded neurosurgeon and professor at Washington University in St. Louis. He holds positions in several departments, including Neurological Surgery, Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Material Sciences, and serves as the Chief of the Division of Neurotechnology. Leuthardt is known for his innovative research in the field of neuroprosthetics, neurotechnologies, advanced brain imaging, and neurosurgical devices. His work has earned him recognition as a pioneer in applied neuroscience and he has over 1800 patents filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office for various medical devices and brain-computer interface technologies. In addition to his academic and research achievements. He is also a successful entrepreneur, having founded eight startup companies. He is an Emmy Award-winning playwright and the author of two fiction novels.