Dr. Bennet Omalu: The Concussion Doctor @ Commonwealth Club of California, San Francisco [23 August]

Dr. Bennet Omalu: The Concussion Doctor

18:30 - 19:45

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Commonwealth Club of California
555 Post Street, San Francisco, California 94102
Bennet Omalu, M.D., Forensic Pathologist; Neuropathologist; Epidemiologist; Author, «Truth Doesn’t Have a Side: My Alarming Discovery about the Danger of Contact Sports»
Shoshana Ungerleider, M.D., Practicing Internist, California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco; Coordinator, Commonwealth Club’s Health & Medicine Forum — Moderator

If you have a child who plays sports, if you play sports yourself or watch professional sports for entertainment, you’ll want to hear from Dr. Bennet Omalu, the first doctor to diagnose chronic brain damage resulting from sports injuries.

As seen in the film Concussion (starring Will Smith), Omalu’s story of triumph in the face of harsh odds is one of inspiration and discovery. Born in eastern Nigeria, Omalu attended medical school at age 15 and became a physician at age 21. In 2002, Omalu made a breakthrough when he became the first doctor to discover and identify Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative disease found in people who have suffered repeated blows to the head.

When CTE was linked to the premature deaths of several retired football players in 2000, the world and the National Football League (NFL) took notice. Today, the impact of CTE has become widely accepted, and Omalu’s research, initially dismissed by the NFL for years, has led to new concussion and injury treatment protocols throughout the sports world. Omalu’s work ultimately provides safer and healthier futures for amateur and professional athletes alike.

Come hear the truth about concussions in sports and how to prevent them—all part of the amazing story of a medical pioneer.

Location: 555 Post St., San Francisco
Time: 5:30 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program, 7:30 p.m. book signing

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