Scott A. Dulchavsky is the CEO of The Henry Ford Innovation Institute and also serves as the Roy D. McClure Chairman of Surgery and the Surgeon in Chief at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. He received his M.D. and a Ph.D. in molecular biology and genetics from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Mich., where he completed his internship and surgical residency. He was selected as the Helen DuRoy Traveling Scholar, allowing study at Duke University Medical School in Durham, N.C., and at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. He was an assistant professor of surgery at SUNY-Stonybrook and the director of surgical research before returning to Detroit. Dr. Dulchavsky was promoted to tenured professor of surgery at Wayne State University in 1998. He was an attending surgeon at the Detroit Medical Center, director of Surgical Intensive Care, and chief of Surgery at Detroit Receiving Hospital.
Dr. Dulchavsky has served as research mentor to more than 20 post-doctoral fellows and is a principal investigator for NASA and for the National Space Biomedical Research Institute in Houston. His research involves teaching ultrasound to the astronaut and cosmonaut crews of the International Space Station to use for medical emergencies. This work has been modified for use on Earth where his team supports the on-site care of professional sports teams and United States Olympic Committee athletes as well as the Olympic Games. His team is working with worldwide organizations, including the United Nations, to enhance point-of-care ultrasound in under served areas through remote ultrasound guidance and to support maternal care. Dr. Dulchavsky is also funded by NASA to establish micro-invasive surgical techniques in zero gravity through the National Space Biomedical Research Institute, Smart Medical Systems Team.