Dr. Elizabeth Bullitt received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University. She received her MD from the Unversity of Colorado, and completed her residency at Duke University, becoming the first woman to graduate from the surgical residency at Duke, in 1981. She then became the first female neurosurgeon on staff at the Mayfield Neurological Institute where she stayed until 1984, and in 1984 became the first female neurosurgeon on staff at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. From 1989-1990 she was the vice chairman of Neurosurgery at UNC, and she served as acting chief of the Department of Neurosurgery at UNC from 1990-1994. In 2002 she left clinical practice to devote her full energies to research. Her lab, the Computer-Assisted Surgery and Imaging Laboratory (CASILab) is an interdepartmental group of researchers designing methods for computer-assisted surgery and medical image analysis. Dr. Bullitt holds several patents and is the author of numerous articles in her field. She has served as editor and reviewer for numerous journals and conferences. She has maintained continuous NIH funding since 1985.