#42: All about concussions with Dr. Katia Sinopoli

Published on June, 23rd 2016
By Dr. Greg Wells

Hi everyone! This week I had the great privilege of interviewing Dr. Katia Sinopoli, a psychologist in the Neurology Program at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Dr. Sinopoli did her post-doctoral training with me at Sick Kids and has gone on to develop a successful research and clinical practice. A component of her research has been looking at concussions, also known as mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Given how many people experience concussions and the frightening impact of those injuries (check out this page from the CDC to learn more about TBI’s) I thought that Dr. Sinopoli could provide some brilliant insights that we can all use to understand the issue better, clear up misconceptions and spread the message about how to best manage a concussion should it happen.

You can check out some of Dr. Sinopoli’s research on Research Gate.

If you’re looking for more information take a look at ThinkFirst is a national non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of brain and spinal cord injuries. Celebrating over seventeen years in operation, ThinkFirst has been heightening public awareness through education since its inception in 1992, when it was founded by renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Charles Tator.

This is an interesting article from Outside Magazine on The New Science of Concussion Recovery.

You can also check out the NY Times Health section that focuses on concussions here.

Finally – here is the link to the Zurich Consensus guidelines that Dr. Sinopoli and I talk about in the podcast.

That’s it for this week. I hope you enjoyed the episode. Have a great week.

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