Jeff Bazarian, MD, MPH

Dr. Bazarian graduated in 1983 from Brown University and is a 1987 graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He completed a residency in internal medicine in 1990, and earned a masters of public health degree in 2001, both at the University of Rochester. He is board-certified in both internal medicine and emergency medicine but practiced emergency medicine exclusively from 1990 until 2012. In 2010, Dr. Bazarian joined the University of Rochester Sports Concussion Clinic, providing outpatient concussion care to area high school and collegiate athletes.

Actively involved in concussion research since 1997, Dr. Bazarian has served as the lead investigator on projects to determine concussion epidemiology and outcome (K23 from NINDS); to use advanced MRI techniques to image axonal injury acutely after concussion (R01 from NICHD); to determine the role of the astrocyte protein S100B in the diagnosis of intracranial hemorrhage after concussion (New York State Department of Health), and to validate new serum protein markers of axonal injury after sports-related concussion (K24 NICHD). More recently, he and his research team have focused on brain injury resulting from subconcussive head blows and their links to neurodegerative disorders, such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

Dr. Bazarian has served on several TBI-related task forces and panels for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the Institute of Medicine.