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NEIL N. JASEY, M.D. NAMED DIRECTOR OF BRAIN INJURY SERVICES AS KESSLER INSTITUTE FOR REHABILITATION

West Orange, NJ - Neil N. Jasey, Jr., M.D. has been appointed the Director of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Services at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. In this role, Dr. Jasey will direct the comprehensive brain injury rehabilitation program at Kessler’s three campuses in West Orange, Saddle Brook and Chester, New Jersey.

Dr. Jasey also serves as Medical Director of the Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury Model System (NNJTBIS), one of only 14 federally-designated model systems in the nation for the treatment and research of individuals with brain injury. Recognized for his clinical expertise, he helped to create New Jersey’s new concussion guidelines for identifying and treating injured student-athletes. In addition, he serves as the Director of the TBI Fellowship Program at Kessler, helping to train other physicians to treat these highly complex patients.

"Dr. Jasey is a distinguished physician and researcher, whose leadership will help to advance the clinical quality, program development and overall rehabilitation experience for brain injury patients at Kessler Institute," said Bruce M. Gans, M.D., Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer. "He will enable Kessler to continue to improve the lives of our patients and their families through the delivery of exceptional care and treatment, education and research."

Dr. Jasey, who is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR) and the Central Nervous System Rehabilitation Council of the AAPMR. A graduate of Princeton University, Dr. Jasey received his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School and completed a fellowship in traumatic brain injury at Kessler. He has presented at the Association of Academic Physiatrists, the American College of Sports Medicine and other nation and local conferences. In addition, he has published studies and articles in medical journals, such as the Journal of Head Trauma and Rehabilitation, and in textbooks, including Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation: Principles and Practice.

 

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