Mount Sinai Health System

Jeanette and Bernard S. Post, MD Memorial Lecture featuring Thomas J. Oxley, MD, PhD

Kalmon D. Post, MD, the Leonard I. Malis, MD/Corinne and Joseph Graber Professor, Chair Emeritus of the Department of Neurosurgery at Mount Sinai, established this lectureship to foster the memory of his father, Dr. Bernard Post, the quintessential physician, and of his mother, Jeannette Dolgin-Post, a dogged litigator and a woman ahead of her time.

Thomas J. Oxley, MD, PhD, Instructor of Neurosurgery and Director of Innovation Strategy, Department of Neurosurgery at Mount Sinai, will present "The Dawn of Brain Computer Interfaces."

As part of the Cerebrovascular Center at Mount Sinai, Dr. Oxley specializes in vascular neurosurgery and interventional neurology, including the treatments of stroke, brain aneurysms, and vascular malformations. In his strategic role in the new Sinai BioDesign Center, he assists faculty members in the development of novel devices and technologies. The center already has over 20 projects in development and is currently seeking new concepts. 

Dr. Oxley is the founder and CEO of Synchron, a neural interface technology company. The internationally acclaimed stentrode device can record brain activity from within a blood vessel. In the intended application of the technology, the user’s thoughts are captured, decoded and passed wirelessly through the skin to enable control of digital devices that enable movement and speech restoration to previously paralyzed patients. A human clinical trial is close to commencement.

Dr. Oxley completed his PhD in neural engineering at the University of Melbourne, then completed both internal medicine and neurology residencies, as well as a stroke fellowship, in Australia. He performed his endovascular neurosurgery fellowship alongside Dr. Kellner at Mount Sinai under the direction of Drs. Mocco, Berenstein, Fifi, and De Leacy.

Dr. Oxley was published as first author in Nature Biotechnology for his research on “Minimally Invasive Endovascular Stent-Electrode Array for High-Fidelity, Chronic Recordings of cortical neural activity.” He has also published 30 internationally peer-reviewed articles that have accumulated 2080 citations with an H Index of 10.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 8:00am to 8:45am

The Mount Sinai Hospital, Annenberg Building, 5th Floor, Center for Innovation & Discovery
1468 Madison Ave 10029

Event Type

Grand Rounds, Lecture/Seminar


Faculty, Postdocs, Staff, Students, Health Care Professionals


The Mount Sinai Hospital


Continuing Medical Education (CME)




lecture, technology, Innovation, neurosurgery, brain, Grand Rounds, endowed lecture




Thomas J. Oxley, MD, PhD
Instructor of Neurosurgery
Director, Innovation Strategy
Department of Neurosurgery
Mount Sinai Health System