Timothy Broderick, M.D., has been named chief scientist at the Wright State Research Institute (WSRI), where he will be responsible for growing the institute’s portfolio for basic and applied research and development.
Broderick will lead the day-to-day scientific research of WSRI, with a specific focus on the development of solutions to near-term, currently identified challenges, as well as longer-term, envisioned research needs that are consistent with the university’s academic mission, strategic plan, and research. Broderick will also join the Boonshoft School of Medicine faculty as professor of surgery.
A surgeon and researcher, Broderick most recently served as a program manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency since 2010.
He has also served the U.S. Army Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center, within the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Medical Informatics and Technology Applications Consortium, and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute External Advisory Council. He has developed high-impact biotechnology for the Department of Defense and NASA that has translated into improvements in patient care.
Broderick spent seven years as professor of surgery and biomedical engineering at the University of Cincinnati and was founder and director of its Center for Surgical Innovation.
“We are delighted to have Dr. Broderick join the Wright State team,” said Marjorie Bowman, M.D., dean of the Boonshoft School of Medicine. “With his proven track record of aggressively developing high impact biomedical technologies and moving new research discoveries to market, he will greatly enhance our ability to provide real-world solutions to the world’s medical problems.”
Broderick will report to Dennis Andersh, CEO of the Wright State Applied Research Corporation (WSARC). WSARC is a component unit of Wright State responsible for providing support, leading and enabling the university and WSRI to grow its portfolio of basic and applied research and development.
“Dr. Broderick has been an interdisciplinary team leader throughout his career, as well as a results-driven problem solver,” Andersh said. “As a physician, professor, and researcher, Dr. Broderick has a proven and diverse portfolio of success. With such vast experience, Dr. Broderick will be able to work seamlessly with all of our program managers, scientists, and researchers, as well as Boonshoft School of Medicine and WSU researchers.”
Broderick has flown on the NASA KC-135 parabolic laboratory (also know as the “vomit comet”) and dived in the NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations to develop advanced surgical technologies for long-duration space flight.
He earned his M.D. at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed his residency at the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he also served as chief resident in general surgery.