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Clinical Advisory Board

Andrew Lincoln, ScD, MS:  Leading researcher in mechanisms of youth sports concussions.  Director, Sports Health Research Program, MedStar Research Institute.  Faculty at Johns Hopkins University.

Wayne Olan, MD:  Supporting physician for NHL Washington Capitals, NBA Washington Wizards and MLB Washington Nationals.  Director of Interventional and Endovascular Neurosurgery at GW Medical Faculty Associates. Competitive amateur hockey player and volunteer coach for youth football and lacrosse.

Julian E. Bailes, Jr., M.D., is the Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery and Co-Director of the NorthShore Neurological Institute.

Dr. Bailes’ expertise is in neurovascular disease. Dr. Bailes is a recognized leader in the field of neurosurgery and the impact of brain injury on brain function. He has been instrumental in the understanding of the clinical evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a progressive degenerative disease found in individuals who have been subjected to multiple concussions and other forms of head injury. His laboratory research has focused upon mechanisms and treatment of cerebral concussions. Dr. Bailes also is a founding member and director of the Brain Injury Research Institute, which focuses on the study of traumatic brain injuries and their prevention. Dr. Bailes previously served for 11 years as the Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at West Virginia University School of Medicine where he specialized in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of cerebrovascular disease, stroke, and traumatic brain injury. Since 1994, he has been a neurological consultant to the NFL Players’ Association (NFLPA), which has supported research on the effects of head injuries on professional athletes. He is the Medical Director of the Center for Study of Retired Athletes based at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  He has been an advisor to the NCAA and also is the Medical Director for Pop Warner Football, the largest youth sports association in the U.S.

Dr. Bailes has over 120 scientific publications concerning various aspects of neurological surgery, including three books on neurological sports medicine, and performs editorial duties for a number of medical journals. Dr. Bailes has been honored as one of the nation’s best surgeons for eight consecutive years in U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Doctors” and “America’s Top Surgeons.”

Dr. Dave Milzman, MD serves as Research Director, Department of Emergency Medicine at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC, and as an Attending Physician, Emergency Medicine, at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and Children’s National Medical Center in Washington.

Dr. Milzman’s investigative work focuses on clinical research into sepsis, shock, traumatic injury, and injury prevention. His additional research interests include clinical outcomes, particularly non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI), acute congestive heart failure, acute surgical emergencies, and sports concussive injuries. In this latter role, he serves as Director of Medical Research for the MedStar Sports Medicine Concussion Program.

Among his professional affiliations, Dr. Milzman is a member of the American College of Emergency Medicine, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the Society for Academic Emergency Physicians, and the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma. He has published many articles and chapters in the medical literature and has appeared in numerous media venues as an expert on urban emergency medicine, gun violence, and improved care delivery in the emergency department setting.

A graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, Dr. Milzman received his medical degree from Georgetown University Medical School, completed his combined residency in Emergency and Internal Medicine at Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine in Norfolk, and completed two fellowships in Critical Care and Trauma Research at the University of Maryland R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore