James Guest, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Guest brings extensive contributions to the field of spinal cord injury, both in terms of medical practice and research, to InVivo. He is currently a Professor of Neurological Surgery at the Miller School of Medicine and the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis in Miami, FL. Previously, Dr. Guest held numerous hospital appointments, such as Attending Neurosurgeon at the Barrow Neurological Institute, West Palm Beach VA Medical Center and the University of Miami Hospital and Chief of Spinal Neurosurgery at Miami Veterans Medical Center. Dr. Guest has authored over 75 peer-reviewed publications, including articles, book chapters and abstracts in the areas of cellular therapy for spinal cord injury, biology of neuroglia and mechanisms of secondary injury. He has been active in research design for human clinical trials, participating as a Principal Investigator for the North American Clinical Trials Network (NACTN) for the Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury. Dr. Guest earned a B.A. in economics and political science, a B.S. in chemistry and biology and a Medical Degree from the University of Alberta. He also earned a Ph.D. from the University of Miami, Department of Neuroscience. Dr. Guest completed his residency in the Division of Neurosurgery at the University of British Columbia and a fellowship in Spinal Surgery at the Barrow Neurological Institute.