Scientific Advisor (Clinical Spinal Cord Injury)
Professor of Neurological Surgery, the Miller School of Medicine & the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
Dr. James Guest is a Professor of Neurological Surgery at the Miller School of Medicine and the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. Dr. Guest brings extensive contributions to the field of spinal cord injury, bringing expertise from medical practice and research. He has been active in research design for human clinical trials, participating as a Principal Investigator for the North American Clinical Trials Network (NACTN) for the Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury. Dr. Guest’s current research focuses on augmented recovery after spinal cord injury using drugs, biologics, and neuromodulation.
Dr. Guest has held hospital appointments at the Barrow Neurological Institute, Jackson Memorial and University of Miami Hospitals.
Dr. Guest has authored over 150 peer-reviewed publications, including articles, book chapters and abstracts in the field of therapeutics for spinal cord injury, clinical trial design, neurophysiology, and studies of neuroprotection, cell therapy and biologics.
Dr. Guest earned a B.A. in economics and political science, a B.S. in chemistry and biology and a Medical Degree from the University of Alberta. He also earned a Ph.D. from the University of Miami, Neuroscience Program. Dr. Guest completed his residency in the Division of Neurosurgery at the University of British Columbia and a fellowship in Spinal Surgery at the Barrow Neurological Institute.