Paul H. Gross

Co-Founder of AHCRN & HCRN


Adjunct Associate Professor
University of Utah
Co-Founder, Adult Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network
Co-Founder, Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network
Past Chairman, Hydrocephalus Association
Chairman and Founder, Cerebral Palsy Research Network.


Paul H. Gross is a driving force in accelerating clinical and translational research in neuroscience for cerebral palsy and hydrocephalus. He is chairman and founder of the Cerebral Palsy Research Network – a twenty center effort in North American to conduct high quality clinical research for CP. He is the past chairman of the Hydrocephalus Association (HA), the co-founder of the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (, and co-founder of the Adult Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network ( In his role as vice chair of the HA Research Committee has played a leadership role in the creation of the HA Network for Discovery Science – a virtual laboratory to accelerate basic science advancement through the collaboration of neuroscientists in hydrocephalus. In 2015, he was awarded the “Making a Difference” award by the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine. He recently completed his term as an advisor to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Prior to ramping up his focus on advancing medical research, he was CEO of a web startup, a Senior Vice President with the Microsoft Corporation and with Borland International. In his personal life, he is married and the father of two children, one of whom has hydrocephalus and cerebral palsy. He is also an avid Ultimate Frisbee and squash player and mountain biker.