Vice President, Clinical Affairs

Massimo S. Fiandaca, MD, MBA

Dr. Fiandaca obtained his MD degree from the Oregon Health & Sciences University School of Medicine (SOM) and completed his neurosurgical residency training at the Emory University Affiliated Hospitals. Dr. Fiandaca’s clinical experience includes 25 years of neurological surgery, in both academic and private practice. Prior to his current position with BrainNeuBio, Dr. Fiandaca completed a return from clinical practice to full-time academic research as Co-director of a translational neuroscience laboratory at Georgetown University Medical Center and again at the University of California Irvine (UCI) SOM. Previous academic positions have included Assistant and/or Associate Professor appointments in Neurological Surgery, Neurology, and/or Neuroscience at the UCI SOM, Georgetown University Medical Center, the University of Maryland Medical Center, the Johns Hopkins University Hospitals, and the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Dr. Fiandaca has held leadership positions as Chief of the Neurosurgical Oncology Service and Medical Director of the Maryland Gamma Knife Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He has over 60 peer-reviewed publications on a variety of neurosurgical and neuroscience topics, including gene therapy and the direct brain delivery of therapeutics. Dr. Fiandaca earned an MBA from the Loyola University of Maryland and has either founded or co-founded four medically-related companies prior to BrainNeuBio. Dr. Fiandaca has participated in translational research leading to several gene therapy clinical trials as part of the Bankiewicz Laboratory at UCSF over the last twelve plus years, and the academic relationship continues with the Bankiewicz lab at The Ohio State University.