About Cureus

Cureus is the medical journal for a new generation of doctors and patients. Based in Palo Alto, California, Cureus leverages the power of an online, crowd-sourced community platform to promote medical research with tools that better serve and highlight physicians and researchers around the world. The result? Better research, faster publication and easier access for everyone.

Publishing your work has never been easier - it's 100% free and you retain the copyright. What's more, the Cureus platform is designed to provide a place for physicians to build a digital CV anchored with their posters and articles.

Today, generating an audience for your article depends almost entirely on a journal's circulation, limiting exposure to only a few thousand physicians in your field. Medicine is increasingly cross-disciplinary, as physicians read thought-provoking articles from specialties outside their own. Meanwhile, patients have virtually no access to this important content. Cureus provides everyone with access to thought-leading content.

Join the Cureus community and help us revolutionize how medical knowledge is published and shared.

Management Team

John R. Adler

John R. Adler, M.D. — Founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief

Dr. Adler is a Professor of Neurosurgery at Stanford Medical School and has published more than 150 articles throughout his academic career. Dr. Adler is also the inventor of the Cyberknife and was the founder and CEO of publicly traded Accuray Inc. Dr. Adler graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Medical School.

Alexander Muacevic

Alex Muacevic, M.D. — Co-Founder, Co-Editor-in-Chief

Dr. Muacevic is a widely published academic neurosurgeon associated with the University of Munich and is the Director of the Munich Cyberknife. He is currently the President of the Radiosurgical Society. Dr. Muacevic received his training at Ludwig Maximilians University, in Munich, Germany.

Chris Barretto

Chris Barretto — VP of Engineering

Graduating with a B.S. from UCSC in computer engineering, Chris has been developing web applications since Rails 1.2 in 2006. Before joining Cureus, Chris was the Director of Engineering at SocialChorus; prior to that, he was the lead developer at Real Girls Media. Chris has been involved with the full product life cycle from concept, through implementation, to production while practicing the methods of agile, extreme programming and team development.

Mark Yarchoan

Mark Yarchoan, M.D. — Editor, Director of Ambassador Program

Dr. Yarchoan is a resident in internal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated with a B.A. in Neuroscience from Amherst College and completed his M.D. at the University of Pennsylvania.


Ted Driscoll, Ph.D.

Dr. Driscoll is a Technology Partner at Claremont Creek Ventures. He is also an active angel investor in the Life Science Angels and a founding director of the Sand Hill Angels. Prior to his venture capital experience, he helped found five successful companies in imaging-related markets. Dr. Driscoll holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University in Digital Imaging, Master’s degrees from Harvard University in Computer Graphics and Remote Sensing and a Bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Driscoll holds 40+ granted U.S. and foreign patents in image-related fields.

Alex Popescul, Ph.D.

Dr. Popescul received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in Computer Science with a specialization in machine learning. He is the Director of Search for BranchedOut and has an extensive background in search, complex data management, algorithm development and engineering. Dr. Popescul was recruited to Silicon Valley by Yahoo where he served as a Senior Engineer and Research Scientist before joining Yandex Labs as a Principal Scientist.

Trip Adler

John R. "Trip" Adler III is the founder and CEO of the social publishing company, Scribd. Scribd is the largest social publishing site in the world and one of the most well-trafficked sites on the Internet. Trip grew up in Palo Alto, California and attended Harvard University, where he studied biophysics and graduated in June 2006.

Tina Seelig, Ph.D.

Dr. Seelig earned her Ph.D. in neuroscience from Stanford University Medical School. She is the Executive Director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, the Director of the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation, and is the author of the international bestseller What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20 . In 2009, Dr. Seelig was awarded the prestigious Gordon Prize from the National Academy of Engineering for her pioneering work in engineering education.