Managing TBI as a Chronic Condition
TBI can be a chronic condition with different types of neurological, endocrinological, orthopedic, and psychiatric complications that can all affect the expression and level of disability associated with the injury. This talk will provide an overview of these issues and the implications for management.
Flora Hammond, MD, is the Covalt Professor and Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Indiana University School of Medicine. From 1995-2009, she worked at Carolinas Rehabilitation in Charlotte, North Carolina where she served as the Brain Injury Medical Director and Research Director. Dr Hammond graduated from medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and completed her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Baylor College of Medicine. She completed a brain injury medicine fellowship at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Her research in the area of brain injury includes studying the prediction of outcome, aging with brain injury, causes of and treatments for irritability, and quality of relationships. Dr. Hammond has 16 years of experience in rehabilitation care, research, and administration earning her a reputation for her success in these areas, and has received numerous awards for her work.