Brent E. Masel, MD
Speaker at 2015 NABIS Conference on Brain Injury
Session Title 1: Case Study - Severe TBI
1. To understand salient predictors of outcom following severe TBI.
2. To understand predictable and unique recovery patterns assocated with different types and severity of severe TBI necessary to employ evidence informed treatments.
3. To understand how evidence informed rehabilitation treatment is applied across organized system of care necessary for best practices and optimal outcomes.
This presentation will utilize a case presentation format to instruct how the diagnosis and prognosis of severe TBI is conceptualized and necessary to inform best practices of rehabiliation across the continum of time post injury. A nationally recognized interdisciplinary panel of experts will discuss evidence informed evaluation and treatments that are relevant to achieving optimal outcomes. Audience participation and focused Q&A will be encouraged.
Current Company Affiliation: Transitional Learning Center
Speaker Bio: Brent E. Masel, MD, is the President and Medical Director of the Transitional Learning Center at Galveston. Dr. Masel received his Medical Degree from the Loyola University School of Medicine, and completed his post-graduate training from the University of Texas Medical Branch. He is a Board Certified Neurologist. After 16 years of private practice, he accepted his position with TLC. He holds clinical appointments at UTMB in the Departments of Neurology, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy. He has conducted research and published in the areas of brain injury rehabilitation, including virtual reality, hyperbaric oxygen treatment, sleep abnormalities, metabolic abnormalities, hormonal dysfunction, and the long term medical issues from chronic brain injury. Dr. Masel is the Past President of the United Way of Galveston, and serves on the Board of Directors of the TIRR Foundation, the North American Brain Injury Society, and the Brain Injury Association of America, where he serves as the National Medical Director. He is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Brain Injury Association of Texas, the Innovations in Clinical Treatment Award from the North American Brain Injury Society and is the recipient of the 2013 Sheldon Berrol Clinical Services Award from the Brain Injury Association of America.