Col Sidney R Hinds MD

Ex Officio member, Brain Health Research Program Coordinator, DoD Blast Injury Research Program Coordinating Office and Medical Advisor to the Principle Assistant for Research and Technology, Medical Research and Materiel Command

Colonel Sidney R. Hinds, M.D., is the Brain Health Research Program Coordinator, DoD Blast Injury Research Program Coordinating Office and the Medical Advisor to the Principle Assistant for Research and Technology (PAR&T), Medical Research and Materiel Command at Fort Detrick, Maryland. He previously served as the National Director of the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC), a DoD-funded collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs. He represents the DoD at meetings of the NIH Advisory Council on Neurological Disorders and Stroke.  

As the national director of the DVBIC, Col. Hinds oversaw the entire organization’s mission to serve active duty military and veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI) through state-of-the-art medical care and care coordination and through innovative clinical research and educational programs. When he was deployed to Afghanistan in 2012, he served as the theater neurology consultant and oversaw the standardization of care at 11 concussion care centers.   

Col. Hinds completed his neurology internship and residency at the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the National Naval Medical Center from 1996 to 2000. He was a staff neurologist and then chief of neurology at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center from 2000 to 2004. He completed the Walter Reed Nuclear Medicine Fellowship Program in 2006 and has been a staff nuclear medicine physician in the national capital region since that time.