Kevin Cleary, PhD

Dr. Cleary will dedicate 5% of his time as project D2 PI and his colleague Sally Evans MD will also devote 5% of her time as clinical PI. Dr. Cleary is Professor of Pediatrics and Radiology at George Washington University and is the Technical Director of the Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at CNHS. He has over 20 year’s experience developing devices for the medical environment. He currently leads a team of over 20 scientists, engineers, and students based at Children’s which serve as a technology resource for the hospital. For the past several years he has been working with his clinical colleague Sally Evans MD, Director of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Division at Children’s, to develop robotic and mechanical devices for children with CP and other neuromuscular diseases. Google Scholar reports 6111 total citations and an h-index of 39. Dr. Cleary has been responsible for over $10 million in NIH funding for his work and received 4 R01 awards. His extensive experience in developing mechanical and robotic devices for the clinical environment makes him well qualified to lead Project D2. He also has extensive experience in project management and clinical trials. Dr. Cleary has advised many students during his research career and served on several dissertation committees.