Neurologist Dr. Harry Kerasidis, M.D. who specializes in sports concussion management with 25 years experience, studying brain trauma and having thousands of athletes using his protocol joins eHealth Radio and the Neurology and Brain Health Channels. He wrote his new book “Concussion-ology” to help preserve the game, while protecting the athletes.
- We hear about concussions all the time especially within the NFL, what exactly is a concussion?
- How can parents and athletes prevent CTE, which is what is portraying the the movie “Concussion?”
- What are keys to your concussion protocols, designed for all sports levels?
- What are the most basic tips for sports concussion management?
- How can equipment help with sports concussions?
Maryland-based Harry Kerasidis, M.D., known as "The Brain Doctor,” is one of only a few neurologists in the world specializing in sports concussions. He co-founded XLNTbrain LLC after 25 years studying the the brain and having thousands of athletes follow his concussion protocol. Dr. Kerasidis contributes regularly to PsychologyToday.com, Athletic Business magazine, NeurologyAdvisor.com, NeurologyTimes.com, and Dr. Oz's sharecare.com. His new book, “Concussionology: Redefining Sports Concussion Management For All Levels” published September 2015, Author House.
Dr. Kerasidis is also the Founder of Chesapeake Neurology Associates in Maryland. He also serves as the Medical Director for the Center for Neuroscience, Sleep Disorders Center and Stroke Center at Calvert Memorial Hospital.
His particular niche of study is the changes of the electrophysiology in the brain as it relates to behavior, cognitive function and emotional function resulting from various brain trauma, including concussions. His patients include athletes, as well as other patients with a variety of cognitive and behavioral disorders including memory loss, sleep deprivation, ADD, dementia, Alzheimer's, and traumatic brain injury.
A graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Kerasidis completed his residency in Neurology and Fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology at the Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Kerasidis is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, American Board of Sleep Medicine, Biofeedback International Certification Alliance, a Diplomat for the National Board of Medical Examiners and member of the International Society of Neuronal Regulation.