Peter Konrad


Executive Director of Integrative Neuroscience and Clinical Innovation


J.W. Ruby Chair for the Study of Neuroscience and Neurosurgery J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital

 School of Medicine Department of Neurosurgery

West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute


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Konrad, a board-certified neurosurgeon,  serves as the J.W. Ruby Chair for the study of Neuroscience and Neurosurgery; vice chair of the Department of Neurosurgery; director of the Neural Device Center of Excellence; and as a professor in the Department of Neurosurgery.

Konrad received his master’s and Ph.D. degrees in biomedical engineering and physiology from Purdue University; his M.D. degree from Indiana University, and completed his residency in neurosurgery at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Konrad was tenured professor in neurosurgery and engineering at Vanderbilt University and was the director of Functional Neurosurgery.  He also is currently the President of the North American Neuromodulation Society; whose members form the world’s largest neural device organization in the world.

Appointed as the Vice-Chair of Research and Innovation in the Department of Neurosurgery at Vanderbilt in 2017, Dr. Konrad’s areas of research interest include development and use of implantable neural devices such as deep brain stimulators, epilepsy devices, implantable pumps and shunts. He has received numerous NIH, DoD and industry grants to investigate the use of these devices for treating Parkinson’s disease, paralysis, pain, and hydrocephalus. While at Vanderbilt, he additionally received NIH funding to develop a HIPAA-compliant, cloud-based clinical trial data management system, which provides key linkages to human research shared across multiple medical centers.


Medical Specialties

  • Neurological Surgery (Neurosurgery)

Clinical Focus:

  • Epilepsy
  • Spasticity
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia