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Jeffrey J. Bazarian, M.D., M.P.H.

Emergency Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Clinical Interests

Sports-Related Concussion

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-5321

Administrative: (585) 275-1198

Office: (585) 275-1198

Fax: (585) 276-1123

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Biography

Dr. Bazarian is an emergency physician with an active concussion clinic and research program. He has served on several traumatic brain injury-related task forces and panels for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Institute of Medicine. In 2008, he worked with the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center to develop mild traumatic brain injury (concussion) management guidelines for returning troops.

Professional Background

Dr. Bazarian is a tenured Professor of Emergency Medicine, Phyical Medicine & Rehabilitation Neuroloy, Neurosurgery, and Public Health Science. He has served as the lead investigator on projects to determine the epidemiology and outcome of mild TBI (K23 from NINDS), to image with DTI axonal injury acutely after mild TBI (R01 from NICHS), to determine the role of serum S100B in the diagnosis of intracranial hemorrhage after mild TBI (New York State Department of Health), and to validate new putative markers of axonal injury after sports-related concussion (K24 NICHD). He was most recently the PI on a study using diffusion tensor imaging and football helmet impact sensors to investigate the natural history of white matter damage after multiple sub-concussive head blows )NFL-Charities). Dr. Bazarian has served on several TBI-related task forces and panels for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Institure of Medicine. In 2010, Dr. Bazarian joined the University of Rochester Sports Concussion Clinic, providing outpatient concussion care to area high and collegiate athletes.

Research

Dr. Bazarian is a tenured Professor of Emergency Medicine, Phyical Medicine & Rehabilitation Neuroloy, Neurosurgery, and Public Health Science. He has served as the lead investigator on projects to determine the epidemiology and outcome of mild TBI (K23 from NINDS), to image with DTI axonal injury acutely after mild TBI (R01 from NICHS), to determine the role of serum S100B in the diagnosis of intracranial hemorrhage after mild TBI (New York State Department of Health), and to validate new putative markers of axonal injury after sports-related concussion (K24 NICHD). He was most recently the PI on a study using diffusion tensor imaging and football helmet impact sensors to investigate the natural history of white matter damage after multiple sub-concussive head blows )NFL-Charities). Dr. Bazarian has served on several TBI-related task forces and panels for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Institure of Medicine. In 2010, Dr. Bazarian joined the University of Rochester Sports Concussion Clinic, providing outpatient concussion care to area high and collegiate athletes.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

Education

1983
BA | Brown University
Biology

1987
MD | Univ Rochester Sch Med/Dent
Medicine

2002
MPH | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Clinical Investigation

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

09/01/1987 - 06/01/1990
Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

Awards

2006
Faculty Mentoring Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester

2003
Ernst Sayward Award for Excellence in Community and Preventive Medicine

2000
Kluge Trauma and Emergency Medical Service Award
Sponsor: Rochester Academy of Medicine

1997
Clinical Teaching Award
Sponsor: Emergency Department Residency
Location: University of Rochester

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Publications

Journal Articles

2015
Prichep LS, Naunheim R, Bazarian J, Mould AW, Hanley D. "Identification of hematomas in mild traumatic brain injury using an index of quantitative brain electrical activity." Jouranl of Neurotrauma. 2015; 32: 17-22.

5/2014
Puvenna V, Brennan C, Shaw G, Yang C, Marchi N, Bazarian JJ, Merchant-Borna K, Janigro D. "Significance of Ubiquitin Carboxy-Terminal Hydrolase L1 elevations in athletes after sub-concussive head hits." PLOS One. 2014; 9(5): e96296.

2014
Babcock L, Byczkowski T, Wade SL, Ho M, MS, Bazarian JJ. "Inability of S100B to Predict Post-Concussion Syndrome in Children who Present to the Emergency Department with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A Brief Report ." Pediatric Emergency Care. 2014; 29(4): 458-61.

Books & Chapters

2009
Chapter Title: Mild traumatic Brain Injury
Book Title: Evidence Based Emergency Medicine
Author List: Bazarian JJ; Townend W
Edited By: BH Rowe
Published By: Blackwell Publishing2009

1997
Chapter Title: Identifying Medical Causes for Psychiatric Disturbances
Book Title: Critical Decisions in Emergency Medicine
Author List: Bazarian JJ
Published By: ACEP1997

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Videos

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3,000 Researchers: Concussion

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A Blow to the Head: Understanding the Full Impact of Brain Injuries

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