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David E. Ross, M.D.


  • He completed medical school and residency in psychiatry at VCU.  After that, he finished a fellowship in neuropsychiatry at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, University of Maryland, where he stayed on the faculty for several years.  

  • In 1997, he returned to VCU where he served on the full-time faculty for several years.  

  • In 2001, he founded the Virginia Institute of Neuropsychiatry, an organization dedicated to the understanding and treatment of patients with neuropsychiatric disorders, including brain injury.  

  • He specializes in the treatment and research of patients with traumatic brain injury and other types of brain injury.  He has published over 50 peer-reviewed scientific articles.  He serves as a reviewer for many scientific journals.  He has taught hundreds of residents and medical students over many years.  He serves as a member of the Brain Injury Medicine Examination Committee.  He is board-certified in 3 areas:  1) General Psychiatry, 2) Neuropsychiatry, and 3) Brain Injury Medicine.

  • He and his colleagues pioneered the application of NeuroQuant, FDA-cleared MRI brain volumetry software, in patients with traumatic brain injury.  Also they developed NeuroGage, software that extends the utility of NeuroQuant. In 2017, NeuroGage was spun off into a separate company.

Ivan Tavinogradov
Imaging Coordinator/Research Assistant

Ivan first started in neuroscience at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research working on the largest longitudinal adolescent brain development study in the United States, the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study.  Afterwards, he was hired as the research coordinator at Harvard’s McLean Hospital in the Opto-Magnetic Group (OMG).  Ivan also has experience working and advocating for people with various physical and cognitive disabilities.  He is currently in a master’s in social work program with a focus on macro policy at Virginia Commonwealth University.  With experiences in MRI research, neurocognitive sciences, and social work, Ivan has been dedicated to impactful and novel methods in brain imaging research. 


Erin Truitt M.S.
Assistant Director

Bio coming soon.

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