Biomedical Engineer with particular interest in modulation of neural systems. 

Dr. Moffitt has more than 15 years of industry experience in the medical device field, and has focused on Spinal Cord Stimulation and Deep Brain Stimulation systems. His experience has included many activities, from individual contributor to technical lead on Boston Scientific’s first DBS system (Vercise™) to management roles (presently directs Neuromodulation Research and Advanced Concepts team within R&D), and spanning development of sophisticated models and algorithms – now in commercial product, generation of intellectual property (inventor or co-inventor of >100 issued patents), technical support for regulatory submissions, technical diligence in partnership and acquisition deals, working with physician-customers, patients, collaborating scientists, and leading team members in similar activities. A hallmark of his career has been taking ideas from concept to commercialization with examples including the Illumina3D™ stimulation steering algorithm, the Cartesia™ directional DBS lead with corresponding steering and visualization algorithms, and DBS Anodic Monopolar stimulation.  He has contributed to the building of a franchise within a company.

Strengths: technical expertise, communication, the ability work well with people – both internal and external, and the ability to envision novel solutions to problems, and a sense for how things will or will not be valued by customers.  He is driven by seeing translation of ideas to products that help people.

Publications (Select)

Entire publication list can be found here.

Assessment of axonal recruitment using model-guided preclinical spinal cord stimulation in the ex vivo adult mouse spinal cord.
Idlett S, Halder M, Zhang T, Quevedo J, Brill N, Gu W, Moffitt M, Hochman S.
J Neurophysiol. 2019 Oct 1;122(4):1406-1420. doi: 10.1152/jn.00538.2018. Epub 2019 Jul 24.
PMID: 31339796
Dependence of c-fos Expression on Amplitude of High-Frequency Spinal Cord Stimulation in a Rodent Model.
Li S, Ye F, Farber JP, Linderoth B, Zhang T, Gu JW, Moffitt M, Garrett K, Chen J, Foreman RD.
Neuromodulation. 2019 Feb;22(2):172-178. doi: 10.1111/ner.12852. Epub 2018 Sep 17.
PMID: 30221804
Effects of Rate on Analgesia in Kilohertz Frequency Spinal Cord Stimulation: Results of the PROCO Randomized Controlled Trial.
Thomson SJ, Tavakkolizadeh M, Love-Jones S, Patel NK, Gu JW, Bains A, Doan Q, Moffitt M.
Neuromodulation. 2018 Jan;21(1):67-76. doi: 10.1111/ner.12746. Epub 2017 Dec 8.
PMID: 29220121 Free PMC article. Clinical Trial.


Cleveland FES Center

R&D Director, Neuromodulation Research and Advanced Concepts
Boston Scientific

Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Case Western Reserve University


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Michael Moffitt, PhD

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