Eric C. Leuthardt, MD

Chief, Division of Neurotechnology
Professor of Neurological Surgery, Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
Director, Center for Innovation in Neuroscience and Technology
Director, Brain Laser Center

Specialties

  • Neuro-oncology
  • Brain tumors
  • Minimally invasive laser surgery
  • Brain tumors requiring motor and speech mapping
  • Surgical treatment of epilepsy
  • Gamma Knife

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I love caring for patients at WashU  because the unique environment enables renowned experts to come together to create, translate and deliver the leading edge of therapies for my patients.

Dr. Leuthardt

Education

BS, Biology and Theology Saint Louis University
St. Louis, Missouri 
1992-1995

MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1995-1999

Residency

Intern, General Surgery
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri
1999-2000

Resident, Neurological Surgery
Barnes-Jewish Hospital & Washington University School of Medicine 
St. Louis, Missouri 
2000-2005

Fellowship

Senior Registrar, Neurological Surgery
Beaumont Hospital 
Dublin, Ireland 
2004

Fellow, Spine and Epilepsy 
Department of Neurosurgery
University of Washington School of Medicine & Harborview Medical Center 
Seattle, Washington
2005-2006


Research focus

Eric C. Leuthardt, M.D. is a neurosurgeon who is currently a professor with the Department of Neurological Surgery and the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis.  He is Chief of the Division of Neurotechnology. He is also Director of the Center for Innovation in Neuroscience and Technology and the Brain Laser Center. His research has focused on brain computer interfaces and brain mapping – using engineering approaches to decode the brain to create novel diagnostics and treatments for disease ranging from brain tumors, stroke, chronic pain, and spinal cord injury. 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. Neuroprosthetics – devices linked to the brain that may lead to cures for paralysis, allow patients to move artificial limbs or restore other neurological functions.

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Leuthardt Lab

Understand brain computer interface (BCI) devices and implications in regard to patient care.


Honors & leadership roles

  • Daniel P. Schuster Award for Distinguished Work in Clinical and Translational Science, St. Louis, February 2020
  • Fellow, National Academy of Inventors, Washington DC, April 2018
  • Chancellor’s Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship – Washington University, St. Louis, MO, November 2017
  • Innovation Award, Academy of Science – St Louis – St. Louis, MO, April 2007
  • Technology Review’s Top 100 Young Innovators (TR100 Award),  Massachusetts Institute of Technology, September 2004
  • Health Innovators Fellowship – Aspen Institute, Aspen, CO, July 2014
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons Cushing Fellowship Award – Chicago, IL, October 2006
  • Annual Award of the American Academy of Neurological Surgery – Berlin, Germany, October 2004
  • James O’Leary Prize for Outstanding Neuroscience Research – Washington University. St Louis, MO, March 2004
  • Emmy Award for Informational/Instructional/Program Special – National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences – Mid America Chapter, as playwright of BrainWorks, St. Louis, MO, October 2016

Board certification

American Board of Neurological Surgery (2010)


Hospital appointments

Barnes-Jewish Hospital 
St. Louis Children’s Hospital