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John Grimes

VUSM Medical Innovators Development Program

John “Nicky” Grimes a member of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s Medical Innovators Development Program (MIDP), a PhD-to-MD training program.

Prior to MIDP, he obtained his undergraduate degree in computer engineering, with a minor in business administration, a Masters of Engineering in biomedical engineering, and a PhD in biomedical engineering, all from the University of Florida. His PhD research focused on neural engineering and used an animal model of epilepsy to investigate seizure propagation.

His work experience includes the U.S. Department of Defense (electrical engineering and computer science), Chief Technology Officer of the MammaCare Foundation (breast health education technology and web development), the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (intellectual property, biomedical imaging devices), and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a Lead Reviewer and Biomedical Engineer (neurological and neurosurgical devices with focuses in neurodiagnostic devices and image-guided stereotactic neurosurgical devices; Pre-Market submissions: Pre-Submissions, 513(g)s, Investigational Device Exemptions (IDEs), 510(k), de novos, PreMarket Approvals (PMAs); and Digital Health Policy, including medical device software, mobile medical apps, the FDA PreCertification program).

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