About Dr. Bydon

After graduating from Dartmouth College, Mohamad Bydon held a research trainee position in a Howard Hughes Medical Institute medical investigator laboratory studying stem cell regeneration. He participated in studies that identified the protein Bmi-1 as preventing premature senescence of neural stem cells by repressing Ink4a and Arf.

Dr. Bydon completed basic science research focusing on neural genetics at Yale School of Medicine, focusing in particular on the genetic basis of intracranial aneurysms and neural developmental disorders.

Dr. Bydon completed his neurosurgical residency at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a fellowship in complex spine surgery and spinal oncology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. During his time at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Bydon was the recipient of a National Institutes of Health T32 grant that allowed him to conduct biomechanical and outcomes-related research.

He also had the privilege of serving as assistant director of the Johns Hopkins Biomechanics and Surgical Outcomes Laboratory, where he helped obtain extramural funding to support biomechanical studies evaluating spinal reconstruction after sacral en bloc tumor resection.

In his current position at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Bydon has appointments in the departments of Neurosurgery, Orthopedic Surgery and Health Sciences Research. He serves as the vice director of the National Neurosurgery Quality and Outcomes Database (N2QOD), the largest neurosurgical registry in North America, supported by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Additionally, he is a medical director for the Mayo Clinic Neurosurgical Registry and Biobank, a prospective registry of all neurosurgical cases at Mayo Clinic.

As principal investigator of the Mayo Clinic Neuro-Informatics Laboratory, Dr. Bydon has established an impressive publication track record, sustainable extramural funding and an institutional endowment designated to support the laboratory's work.