David Brandman is a board-certified neurosurgeon interested in brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) that can help people living with motor impairments. He completed his neurosurgical training at Dalhousie University. During residency he joined the Clinician Investigator Program at Dalhousie and started doctoral research at Brown University, where he joined the BrainGate research group, with Leigh Hochberg as his supervisor. His research focused on decoding algorithms for BCIs. After graduate school he studied with John Simeral, developing software platforms for real-time neural decoding in embedded systems.
After his residency, he completed a stereotactic functional/epilepsy neurosurgical fellowship at Emory University. He specializes in using neuromodulation and minimally invasive procedures to help people living with movement disorders, chronic pain, spasticity and epilepsy.