Benjamin Siebert, MD
Session Title: Military TBI: Concussion Management From Deployment to Garrison
1. Overview of concussion/TBI management from deployment to garrison.
2. Explanation of variety availability treatments and programs for the Active Duty Servicemember
3. Provide an understanding of the concept and current implementatiion of Intrepid Spirits.
TBI in the military has been a concern within the Military Health System (MHS) in the last several years. Due to the sheer number of Soldiers sustaining concussions/TBI while deployed, implementation of improved protocols and new programs has been cornerstone to treatment. This will be an overview of current management of concussion/TBI from deployment to garrison, with a look into new associated program developments.
Current Company Affiliation: US Army
A Wisconsin native, Dr. Siebert moved to Denver, CO during his undergraduate years, and completed his BS at Colorado Christian Univeristy. He then went on to receive his MD from St. George's University School of Medicine. He subsequently completed internship training in General Surgery at The Cleveland Clinic, followed his Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation residency at the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, where he served as Chief Resident. Immediately after completion of his residency, he entered the US Army Medical Corps, and was stationed at Ft. Bliss, El Paso, TX. Shortly after starting practice at William Beaumont Army Medical Center at Ft. Bliss, he deployed to Djibouti, Africa as a Battalion Surgeon for the 1-18 Infantry Battalion, part of the 1st Infantry Division. Following his return home, he was named Chief of the TBI Clinic, as well as Section Chief for Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He currently lives in west El Paso with his Wife, Nichole, and their 2 young boys, Mason and Maddox.