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  Subject:   Lecture by Distinguished Neurosurgeon, Dr. Jamshid Ghajar: "From Art to Science: The New Era of Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment"

  Sponsor:   Persian Student Association

  Speaker:   Dr. Jamshid Ghajar

  Date:   Monday, November 22, 1999

  Time:   7pm - 9pm

  Location:   Kresge Auditorium, Stanford Campus [look for it in a campus map][new]

  Event URL:   http://www.stanford.edu/group/psa/events/ghajar

  Sponsor URL:   http://www.stanford.edu/group/psa

  Costs:   Free with Stanford ID; $5 general admission

  Contact:   Dara Ghahremani


          The Persian Student Association at Stanford University

                         "From Art to Science:
             The New Era of Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment"

                      A lecture and presentation by
                   distinguished Iranian neurosurgeon:

                           Dr. Jamshid Ghajar

                     Monday, November 22, 1999, 7 PM
                            Kresge Auditorium
                           Stanford University


Dr. Jamshid Ghajar is a distinguished New York-based Iranian neurosurgeon
who is a tireless proponent of an aggressive approach to treating severe
head injury. In 1996 he achieved renown for saving the life of a woman who
was savagely beaten in Manhattan's Central Park using innovative medical
procedures. His achievements were featured in an article in New Yorker
Magazine and were the focus of a PBS NOVA program, called "Coma",
broadcasted worldwide (www.pbs.org/nova/coma). He was also interviewed on
PBS's Charlie Rose Show, ABC Primetime, and on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry

He will speak about his innovative techniques and his efforts to establish
international guidelines for the treatment of head injury. He will also
touch on his recent trip to Iran and the challenges faced in treating head
injury there.


Jamshid Ghajar was born in Berkeley, California and grew up in California,
Iran and England. As a freshman at UCLA, he started his investigations in
the brain sciences at the Brain Research Institute which continued into
graduate work in developmental neurobiology.  At Cornell University Medical
College he completed the MD/PhD program in neuroscience specializing in
brain metabolism and blood flow during coma.  While he was a resident in
the neurosurgery program at New York Hospital he invented several
neurosurgical devices which are now used world-wide.

After residency he joined the faculty and staff at the New York
Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and founded the Brain Trauma Research
Laboratory and the Brain Trauma Foundation. He currently spends his time
as President of the nonprofit foundation, developing and implementing
scientific guidelines for treating head injury. He is also Chief of
Neurosurgery at New York's Jamaica Hospital - Cornell Trauma Center and is
a practicing neurosurgeon at New York Hospital.

He directs several clinical grants including the Soros head injury
initiative in Central and Eastern Europe and the Guidelines for
Prehospital Management of Traumatic Brain Injury funded by the U.S.
Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety

Check web page for further information, including an abstract of his talk:

Persian Student Association at Stanford
P.O. Box 9734
Stanford, CA 94309
(650) 736-4PSA

 Event history: Submitted by darag on 08-Nov-1999;

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