Jeffrey P. Sutton, M.D., Ph.D.


President, Chief Executive Officer and Institute Director

Jeffrey P. Sutton is President, CEO and Institute Director of NSBRI. Dr. Sutton holds the Friedkin Chair for Research in Sensory System Integration and Space Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, where he is also Professor of Medicine and Director of the Center for Space Medicine. Dr. Sutton is also an affiliate faculty member in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology.

Dr. Sutton's education and training were at the University of Toronto and Harvard University. He holds M.D., M.Sc. and Ph.D. (theoretical physics) degrees, and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Surgeons of Canada and a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Sutton's research expertise is in smart medical systems, computational neuroscience and neuroimaging. He has made significant contributions through scholarly publications and patents to these fields. His research, medical practice and teaching were integrated for more than a decade at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital, prior to his appointment as NSBRI Director in 2001.

Dr. Sutton's academic leadership is internationally acclaimed, and he has received numerous awards for his achievements, including the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, an NIH Career Development Award, President's Citation from the Society of NASA Flight Surgeons and Diploma from IBMP of the Russian Academy of Sciences.