Paul Gross is a driving force in advancing research in neuroscience for cerebral palsy and hydrocephalus. He founded and is leading the development of the Cerebral Palsy Research Network – a twenty center effort in North American to conduct high quality clinical research for CP. Prior to focusing on medical research, he was CEO of a web startup, a Senior Vice President with the Microsoft Corporation and with Borland International.

Paul’s experience in the nonprofit sector and medical research also include being the past chair of the Hydrocephalus Association (HA), the co-founder of the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (, and co-founder of the Adult Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network ( 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. In his personal life, he is married and the father of two children, one of whom has hydrocephalus and cerebral palsy.