Paul H. Gross is former chairman of the board and acting director of technology for the Hydrocephalus Association, a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization that seeks to stimulate innovative research on hydrocephalus and to support people affected by the condition. In 2006 Mr. Gross and his wife Lori Poliski, who have two children, one with hydrocephalus, co-founded the Hydrocephalus Support Group and the Hydrocephalus Research Guild in their home state of Washington. The organizations support children and raise funds for hydrocephalus studies at the Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Institute. Mr. Gross is also an advisory board member for the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network, which he co-founded with John Kestle, M.D., at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City. Currently, Mr. Gross directs PH144 Ventures, a management and technology consulting firm that he launched to enhance existing shunt technology. Previously, he was senior vice president of the Microsoft Corporation of Redmond, Wash., and was later CEO of the Sampa Corporation, a web technology startup company.
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