Episode 111 – Window to the Brain – How Cranial Nerves are a Look into Brain Function & Concussion Diagnosis with Dr. Uzma Samadani

Dr. Uzma Samadani is a neurosurgeon and brain injury researcher at the University of Minnesota. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at the University of Minnesota with a graduate faculty appointment in Neuroscience. She is also an attending neurosurgeon at the Minneapolis Veterans Administration Medical Center and founder of the neurodiagnostic start-up Oculogica Inc.

I encourage everyone to check out Dr. Samadani’s TED MED talk about brain injury/concussion diagnosis by measuring cranial nerve function.

Dr. Samadani serves on many associations and committees. The two she notes on the podcast are; the Board of ThinkFirst Foundation and the Permanent Council of the G4 Alliance, The Global Alliance for Surgical, Obstetric, Trauma and Anaesthesia Care. She is on the Executive Committee of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons Joint Section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care and served as Scientific Program Chair for their meeting in conjunction with the National Neurotrauma Society from 2014-17. She is past Chair of the Minnesota State Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Research Program and a Past-President of Women in Neurosurgery.

*Correction: Oculogica EyeBox FDA-Clearance is for ages 5-67.

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