Dr. Gerald Grant, Division Chief of Stanford Medicine Pediatric Neurosurgery, joins CrashCourse Advisory Committee
We are so excited to announce that Dr. Gerald Grant has joined our advisory board as we continue to develop and distribute CrashCourse concussion education to youth across America.
Recognized as one of the world’s leading concussion experts, Dr. Grant received a B.S. degree in Neurosciences from Duke University and Medical Education from the Stanford University School of Medicine. After his Fellowship in Pediatric Neurosurgery at Seattle Children’s Hospital, Dr. Grant enrolled in the United States Air Force and practiced as Chief of Neurosurgery at Lackland Air Force Base’s Wilford Hall Medical Center. Later, he was deployed as Chief of Neurosurgery to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, then to Balad Air Base in Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
During his time of service, Dr. Grant created the first prospective study in a combat zone to investigate blast concussive injury. He also provided medical treatment for wounded soldiers, civilians, and even terrorists under guard – many of which presented with never-before seen-injuries, earning the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and receiving a Meritorious Service Medal.
Most recently, Dr. Grant has joined the comprehensive Stanford Health Care Neurosciences Health Center, where he treats children with brain tumors, epilepsy, and trauma. He directs the Blood-brain Barrier Translational Laboratory in the Stanford Department of Neurosurgery, which aims to enhance drug delivery to brain tumors in children.
We are honored to have Dr. Grant on board as a CrashCourse advisor. His unique expertise in treating traumatic brain injury and exceptional commitment to children’s health will help to inform our evidence-based curriculum for youth athletes across the nation.