Dr. Joel Kupersmith is the former Chief Research and Development Officer (CRADO) for the Veterans Health Administration, US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and is now an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Georgetown.
During his eight years at the VA, Dr. Kupersmith advanced medical research on behalf of American veterans as that agency’s longest-serving research director. Dr. Kupersmith’s tenure was marked by enhancing VA research administration and infrastructure, development of the VA Central institutional review board (IRB), launching the Million Veterans Program (MVP), winning a 2010 Presidential Baldridge Award, and overseeing clinical testing of the DEKA robotic arm and the brain-computer interface.
Previous to his VA tenure, Dr. Kupersmith was the Dean of the Medical and Graduate School of Biologic Science at Texas Tech University. He has been on numerous federal councils and national committees.
Dr. Kupersmith is also a Navy veteran.
Check out some of Dr. Kupersmith's recent op-eds: