Stuart W. Hoffman, Ph.D., is the Senior Scientific Advisor for Brain Injury to the Chief Research and Development Officer in the Office of Research and Development of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Hoffman also manages the Brain Injury portfolio in the Rehabilitation Research and Development Service. The portfolio is focused on promoting translational research that improves outcomes in our Veterans living with the chronic effects of brain injury. Dr. Hoffman is member of several advisory boards for VA research centers and serves on the Congressionally-mandated Traumatic Brain injury Advisory Committee for the Veterans Health Administration.
Dr. Hoffman received his doctoral degree in behavioral and molecular neuroscience at Rutgers University in 1995 and completed his postdoctoral training in pharmacology at Virginia Commonwealth University’s medical campus in 1997. Prior to accepting his current position with US Department of Veterans Affairs, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Emory University from 1998 to 2006, where he was a core member of the interdisciplinary team that translated progesterone from the laboratory to clinical trials for moderate to severe traumatic brain injury. Immediately prior to joining the VA, Dr. Hoffman was the Research Director for the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center in Johnstown, Pennsylvania from 2006-2010. Dr. Hoffman has more than 25 years of translational research experience that focused on neuroprotection and methods to promote recovery of function after brain injury.