Katrina Firlik grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and graduated from Shaker Heights High School. She then attended Cornell University where she majored in cultural anthropology. She returned back home to Cleveland for medical school at Case Western
Katrina was the first woman admitted to the neurosurgery residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, one of the largest and most prestigious programs in the country. She then spent six years as a neurosurgeon in private practice in Greenwich, Connecticut and served on the clinical faculty at Yale
University School of Medicine.
Katrina currently focuses on medical innovation and entrepreneurial activities. She is the founder of New Brain Industries, a company that is developing inventions and novel technologies to solve important unmet medical needs.
Katrina lives in New Canaan, Connecticut, with her husband Andrew, a neurosurgeon turned venture capitalist, and their daughter, Annika. Another Day in the Frontal Lobe is her first book. She is currently writing her second book, a work of fiction based on the future of cognitive enhancement.