Biomed Faculty Active in Translational Research
Dr. Samuel R. Neff
School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Focus Area: Hydrocephalus Shunt
Samuel Neff, M.D., is a neurosurgeon with a background in physical sciences, electronics, high-level and assembly language programming, microprocessor systems, real-time systems, neurophysiology, and biophysics. He earned a bachelor's degree in physics and astronomy at Haverford College, where he won prizes for mathematics and chemistry. He received his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, where he received the William A. Jeffers prize in neurology. Dr. Neff completed a residency in neurosurgery at Tufts / New England Medical Center and was awarded the Donaghy Prize in cerebrovascular diseases by the Montreal Neurological Society. He is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery.
Dr. Neff has practiced adult and pediatric neurosurgery for 13 years at a number of hospitals in the Delaware Valley. During that time he has received research grants from the State of New Jersey, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health, and has participated as a clinical investigator in numerous other grant-funded research. He has had one FDA "New Drug Application" approved, and he has also received U.S. and foreign patents for implantable intracranial sensor technology.
Dr. Neff has written or co-authored 11 peer-reviewed publications, five book chapters, and 25 abstracts. He also serves as an ad hoc reviewer for Academic Emergency Medicine. Dr. Neff is also the founder and scientific director of NeuroDiagnosticDevices, the company that will manufacture ShuntCheck™.