Brighton, Mich. (August 23, 2016) – The CORE Institute® announces the opening of The Sports Neurology Clinic at The CORE Institute™. The clinic features a unique and innovative practice in Brighton, Mich. that is dedicated to protecting the brain health of all athletes. The Clinic is led by nationally recognized sports neurologist Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher, a pioneering expert in the concept of total athlete brain health.
“Our expansion into sports neurology is a natural complement to The CORE Institute’s expertise in orthopedic and sports medicine,” said Dr. David Markel, Market President and Orthopedic Surgeon at The CORE Institute. “Dr. Kutcher has earned a national reputation as a foremost expert in concussions and sports neurology and we couldn’t be more thrilled that he will lead and grow our sports neurology program to ensure that The Sports Neurology Clinic and The CORE Institute provide best-in-class sports neurology, orthopedic and sports medicine services.”
The Sports Neurology Clinic at The CORE Institute™ takes a dynamic and comprehensive approach to patient care, specializing in concussion and other neurological conditions faced by athletes . Dr. Kutcher, the National Director of The Sports Neurology Clinic, and his team of highly skilled sports neurologists, athletic trainers, physical therapists, and neuropsychologists, provide advanced multidisciplinary treatment for athletes of all ages and levels of play.
The Sports Neurology Clinic at The CORE Institute™, located at 8273 Grand River Ave, Suite 210, Brighton, Michigan 48114, is a state-of-the-art, custom-constructed 7,000 square foot facility that houses unique features specifically designed for athlete care. Here, the latest therapies and diagnostic technologies are applied to care for neurological conditions in athletes, including comprehensive brain health evaluations, telemedicine services and Brain Network Activation (BNA™) testing.
Additionally, The Sports Neurology Clinic at The CORE Institute™ aims to improve the understanding of sports related brain injuries by conducting collaborative research studies, providing community outreach services, and developing institutional concussion and athlete brain health programs.
“The brain health of all athletes is a serious health concern,” said Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher. “The Sports Neurology Clinic at The CORE Institute™ addresses the entire spectrum of neurologic care in athletes, while placing unique emphasis on maximizing brain health over the course of a sports career and beyond.”
Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher is also a team physician for the US Ski and Snowboard Association, and served as the team neurologist for the United States at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Dr. Kutcher serves as the director of the NBA’s concussion program and as an advisor to the NFL and NHL Players’ Associations. He helped develop the concussion policies of the NCAA, as well as several college athletic programs and conferences. Dr. Kutcher and his team of neurologists also provide direct clinical support to several intercollegiate athletic programs across the country.
Dr. Kutcher led the effort to create the Sports Neurology section of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and served as the section’s first chair. He also co-directs the annual AAN Sports Concussion Conference. Dr. Kutcher frequently speaks, both nationally and internationally, on sports concussion and the importance of athlete brain health, and has been directly involved in the development of educational materials for athletes, coaches and parents.
Dr. Kutcher, a native of Dearborn, obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, and his medical degree from the Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed his residency program in neurology at the University of Michigan.