Chad Bouton MS

Vice President of Advanced Engineering, Division Leader in Neurotechnology and Analytics, and Managing Director of the Center for Bioelectronic Medicine, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research

Chad Bouton is the Vice President of advanced engineering, Division Leader in neurotechnology and analytics, and Managing Director of the Center for Bioelectronic Medicine at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, the research arm of the Northwell Health System. Mr. Bouton formerly served as research leader at Battelle Memorial Institute—the world’s largest independent research and development organization—where he spent the last 18 years researching and developing biomedical technology. At the Feinstein Institute, he will continue his groundbreaking research in neurotechnology to treat paralysis and help develop new capabilities and technologies to accelerate the field of bioelectronic medicine.

In the late 1990s, Mr. Bouton developed cancer detection methods that help surgeons pinpoint and remove tumors more rapidly and effectively. Subsequently, he pioneered neural bypass technology that allowed a paralyzed person, for the first time, to regain movement through the use of a brain implant. His recent work at Battelle included a collaboration with the Feinstein Institute on the “Neural Tourniquet.” Mr. Bouton’s work has been featured on 60 Minutes and TEDx, and he holds over 70 patents worldwide. He has been awarded two R&D 100 Awards and was recognized by the US Congress for his work in the medical device field. He has been named Inventor of the Year and Distinguished Inventor by Battelle, and was selected by the National Academy of Engineering in 2011 to attend the Frontiers in Engineering Symposium. Mr. Bouton received his BS in Electrical Engineering at Iowa State University and his MS in Engineering Mechanics at Iowa State University with Honors.


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