Bryan Ladd

PGY4 Resident, Department of Neurosurgery

Bryan Ladd

Contact Info

MD, MD, University of Minnesota Medical School

BSE, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Summary

Before completing his medical degree at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Ladd worked for five years in the medical device industry as a senior R&D engineer. He was involved to some extent in all the phases of the medical device development lifecycle. It was that experience that inspired him to pursue his medical education. With his background in mechanical engineering, Dr. Ladd enjoys investing time in innovative projects.

Dr. Ladd served two years as Executive Secretary on the U’s Medical School Student Council and mentored a high school FIRST Robotics team while working in the medical device industry.

In his spare time, Dr. Ladd enjoys working on home improvement projects, cooking and traveling. He is interested in anything related to science and technology.

Awards & Recognition

  • Best Visual Representation of a Quality Improvement Project, University of Minnesota 2014
  • Covidien Innovation Award, Covidien 2011
  • President’s Breakthrough Award, Covidien 2010
  • Project Team Award, Covidien 2010

Professional Associations

  • Pi Tau Sigma (honorary mechanical engineering society)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Research

Patents

Patents Awarded

  • Kallio, S., Kravik, R., Kusleika, R., Ladd, B., Schneider, L. (2008). EU Patent: Stents and Catheters Having Improved Stent Deployment. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Application No. 13/937,820.
  • Ladd, B., Fruland, B., Schuman, V., Zeroni, J., Sills, C., Knutson, M., Schneider, L. (2012). U.S. Patent: Catheter with Helical Drive Shaft and Methods of Manufacture. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Application No. 14/642,811.
  • Kessler, J., Fruland, B., Ladd, B., Nigh, C. (2012). EU Patent: Tissue-Removing Catheter Including Operational Control Mechanism. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Application No. 16162390.5-1659.
  • Schneider, L., Fruland, B., Schuman, V., McPeak, T., Ladd, B. (2012). EU Patent: Tissue-Removing Catheter For Body Lumen. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Application No. 61/736,175.
  • Ladd, B. (2012). EU Patent: Debulking Catheter. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Application No. 61/736,188.
  • Ladd, B., Schneider, L., Vreeman, D.(2013). EU Patent: Tissue-Removing Catheter Including Screw Blade and Cutter Driveshaft. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Application No. 14/101,875

Patent Applications & Pending

  • Vreeman, D., Ladd, B., Rice, A., Nigh, C., Pedersen, J. (2012). U.S. Patent Pending: Tissue-Removing Catheter Including Urging Mechanism. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Application No. 61/736,185.
  • Ladd, B., Schneider, L., Vreeman, D. (2012). U.S. Patent Pending: Tissue Removing Catheter. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Application No. 61/736,169

Provisional Patent Applications

  • Fruland, B., Ladd, B., McPeak, T., Schneider, L. (2012). U.S. Provisional Patent: Single Rotational Debulking Catheter Mechanisms. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Ladd, B., Schneider, L., Vreeman, D. (2012). U.S. Provisional Patent: Dual Rotational Debulking Catheter Mechanisms. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Fruland, B., Ladd, B., McPeak, T., Schneider, L. (2012). U.S. Provisional Patent: Debulking Catheter Open Close and Actuation Mechanisms. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Ladd, B., McPeak, T., Rice, A. (2012). U.S. Provisional Patent: Debulking Catheter Wall Apposition Mechanisms. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Fruland, B., Ladd, B., McPeak, T., Schneider, L., Zeroni, J. (2012). U.S. Provisional Patent: Pass Through Debulking Cutter Mechanisms. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Ladd, B. (2012). U.S. Provisional Patent: Serrated Cutter Design for Catheter Debulking. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Publications

Publications

  • Case-Doro, L., Chenevert, T. L., Hughes, R. E., & Ladd, B. Validation of an adapted MRI pulse sequence for quantification of fatty infiltration in muscle. 2009, Jul; 27(6): 823-827. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 19261424. Pub Status: Published.