Dr. R. Shane Tubbs is a clinical anatomist and Professor of Neurosurgery and Anatomy and Director of Surgical Anatomy at Tulane School of Medicine. He is a prolific author and researcher in the field of surgical anatomy. He is an editor for the 41stand 42ndeditions of Gray’s Anatomy and is the editor-in-chief of the journal Clinical Anatomy.
He also is Professor of Anatomy at St. George’s University, Grenada, former adjunct faculty at the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle, WA and has honorary professorships at Dundee University, Dundee, Scotland, and Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. He was the former Chief Scientific Officer and Vice President of the Seattle Science Foundation in Seattle, WA. Dr. Tubbs is also an honorary faculty at National Skull Base Foundation. Dr. Tubbs’ research interests are centered around the so-called “reverse translational anatomy research” where clinical problems are identified and solved with anatomical studies. This investigative paradigm has resulted in over 1,600 peer-reviewed publications. He sits on the editorial board of over 10 anatomical journals and has reviewed for over 100 scientific journals. He has been a visiting professor to major institutions in the US and worldwide. Dr. Tubbs has authored over 20 books and over 50 book chapters. His textbooks include The Chiari Malformations, Gray’s Anatomy Review, Gray’s Clinical Photographic Dissector of the Human Body, Netter’s Introduction to Clinical Procedures, Anatomy for Plastic Surgery of the Face, Head, and Neck, Nerves and Nerve Injuriesvolumes I and II, A History of Human Anatomy, and Bergman’s Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation. He was the Chief Scientific Officer and Vice President of the Seattle Science Foundation in Seattle, WA.