Global Conference 2012
Director, Defense Sciences Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Jay Schnitzer is the director of the Defense Sciences Office (DSO) at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). His research focus includes the interface among health-care simulation and medical disaster preparedness and mass casualty response - a logical combination of his engineering background coupled with field experience in international and disaster medicine. Previously, Schnitzer was chief medical officer and senior vice president at Boston Scientific Corp. He completed his residency training program in general surgery at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, spending one year performing trauma surgery in the Gaza Strip. He also performed a fellowship in pediatric surgery at Children's Hospital, Boston. Schnitzer received a B.S. in chemical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass., a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School.