Brad Erickson received his M.D. and Ph.D. from Mayo Clinic. He went on to be trained in radiology, and then a neuroradiology fellowship at Mayo, and has been on staff at Mayo for 20 years. He does clinical neuroradiology, has been chair of the Radiology Informatics Division, and is currently associate chair for research. He has been vice chair of information technology for Mayo Clinic. He has been awarded multiple external grants, including NIH grants on MS, brain tumors, polycystic kidney disease, and medical image processing. He is a former president of the Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine and is the chair of the board of directors for the American Board of Imaging Informatics and is on the board of the IHE USA. He holds several patents and has been involved in three startup companies.