Dr. David Cifu Discusses Brain Injury (mTBI and TBI) Amongst Veterans
- What is the difference between a TBI and a mTBI?
- What are the symptoms and long term effects of mTBI?
- What are the best methods for recovery?
- What is the treatment for mTBI and TBI?
- What are accessible resources for Veterans
Dr. David Cifu is the Associate Dean for Innovation and System Integration, Herman J. Flax, MD Professor, and Chairman of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and Health System. He is the Senior Traumatic Brain Injury Specialist for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and formerly served as National Director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for Veterans Health Administration from 2009 to 2015. Dr. Cifu is also the Principal Investigator of the Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium (CENC-LIMBIC) and has been funded on 46 research grants for over $240 million. He holds an MD from Boston University and completed his residency at Baylor College of Medicine.
We thank Dr. Cifu and his expertise as a StoryWall Medical Expert and CrashCourse Advisor.
About Concussion Story Wall: This product features an interactive database of more than 4000 videos of individual stories relating to how an injury occurred, the symptoms experienced, and personal insights from those who have been injured by a concussion. It is intended as a comprehensive mental health resource for the many who are impacted including athletes, parents, coaches, officials, teachers, and military veterans, among others. It also serves as a referral source for athletic trainers, rehab specialists and physicians. An additional highlight includes a panel of 14 of the world’s leading medical experts addressing specific aspects of concussions related to symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and recovery. All CrashCourse concussion education products are available at no cost.
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