President, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Mr. Paul Gross is the founder of the Cerebral Palsy Research Network and runs day-to-day operations for the business, the research program and the relationship with the University of Pittsburgh. He is a driving force in accelerating clinical and translational research in neuroscience for cerebral palsy and hydrocephalus. Mr. Gross is co-founder, President and CEO of the Cerebral Palsy Research Network – a thirty center effort in North American to conduct high quality clinical research for CP. He is the co-founder of the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (hcrn.org), the past chairman of the Hydrocephalus Association (HA) , and co-founder of the Adult Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (ahcrn.org). In his role as vice chair of the HA Research Committee has played a leadership role in the creation of the HA Network for Discovery Science – a virtual laboratory to accelerate basic science advancement through the collaboration of neuroscientists in hydrocephalus. In 2015, he was awarded the “Making a Difference” award by the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine. He recently completed his term as an advisor to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Prior to ramping up his focus on advancing medical research, he was CEO of a web startup, a Senior Vice President with the Microsoft Corporation and with Borland International. In his personal life, he is married and the father of two children, one of whom has hydrocephalus and cerebral palsy. He is also an avid mountain biker.