In this article, Dr. Williams weigh in on the importance of a qualified Sports Neurotrauma specialist.
“I’m of the opinion that these professionals should be individuals who have specific expertise, training, qualifications, and experience in evaluating and managing concussive injury and head injury,” he said.
“You can be a neurologist and not have any experience acutely evaluating concussive injury, and you can be trained in a different medical specialty and have that appropriate education and experience. But for neurologists, our medical heritage is related to the development of keen observational skills, identifying even subtle changes that non-neurologists might not. Once you have a basic level of qualification, I think neurologists and neurosurgeons offer additional skill and value in these roles.”