Dr. Gail L. Rosseau Presents Grand Rounds on January 10th

 – January 2, 2014  –– 

Gail L. Rosseau, MD, esteemed neurosurgeon and the director of skull base surgery at NorthShore University HealthSystem in Chicago will present at the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health’s January Grand Rounds. Dr. Rosseau’s presentation, entitled “The Sports Concussion ‘Epidemic’: Current Concepts and Controversies,” will focus on counseling patients and families about sports concussions. Dr. Rosseau serves on the Board of Directors and the Medical Advisory Committee of USA Football, the governing body for amateur American football. She frequently presents on brain and spinal injury prevention both national and internationally.

Dr. Kristjan Ragnarsson, Dr. Lucy G. Moses Professor and Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Mount Sinai, and Dr. Wayne Gordon, Jack Nash Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Mount Sinai, will give opening remarks. Dr. Gordon is the Director of the New York Traumatic Brain Injury Model System, one of only 16 programs in the country. He has conducted significant research related to brain injuries and is currently the Principal Investigator on an NIH grant funded through the National Football League.

As part of the Mount Sinai Health System’s virtual campus, videoconferencing will be offered with the Beth Israel Medical Center’s Department of Family Medicine and the Mount Sinai-affiliated Mid Hudson Family Practice Residency in Kingston.

The event will be held from 8-9am on Friday, January 10th in Mount Sinai’s Hess Seminar Room A in the Hess Center for Science and Medicine (1470 Madison Avenue between 101st & 102nd St), 2nd floor. A light breakfast will be served at 7:45am.

Department of Family Medicine and Community Health Grand Rounds are supported with a generous donation from the Steven A. and Alexandra M. Cohen Foundation. They are open to all and occur on the second Friday of every month throughout the academic year.