1123. A Day in the Life: What's It Really Like to Be an Inventor in the Fields of Medicine, Chemistry and Sports?
David W. Smith, MD
“Dr. Bales told us that the university would give us some ‘seed money’ only if we were able to deconstruct more than what had ever been recognized in previous traumatic brain injury circles. There had never been a mechanism to reduce brain injury by more than 1%. So, if we blocked 2% on this particular study he would open the doors to future development with contacts, seed money and more….Well, we blocked a whopping 83% of brain injury on that first landmark study. I had expected a 30% to 40% reduction and was as blown away by these results as Dr. Bales. Our journey from that point forward has been exciting and life-saving for countless individuals, from athletes to members of our military.”
David W. Smith MD, ACP, BS, is a visiting scientist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital/North Shore Division of Neurosurgery. Over his 30-year medical career, he served as Chief of Medicine at Reid Hospital. He founded commercial companies–Xennovate Medical LLC, TBI Innovations LLC, and Delta Chase LLC. He was a consultant to GENTEX Corp. (manufacturer of USAF helmets) and Materials Modification Inc., nano–materials and coating pioneer to the military complex.
David has 40+ patents and 20+ peer-reviewed publications. He presented several novel battlefield dressings to the Department of the Army Research Lab. He discovered “SLOSH Theory,” which represents the basis of the first and only FDA-cleared device for claims against Traumatic Brain Injury, The Q-Collar, which is the basis of his new book “When Heads Come Together.”
On His Bookshelf
When Heads Come Together, by David W. Smith MD, with Mike Towle
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