Diagnosis, Pathophysiology and Evaluation of mTBI from a Physician

A Concusion Health Summit Lecture Series | Audio Lecture 14: Diagnosis, pathophysiology and evaluation of mTBI from a physician’s perspective.


Diagnosis, Pathophysiology, and Evaluation of mTBI from a Physicians Perspective audio lecture address the diagnosis, pathophysiology and evaluation of mild traumatic brain injury from a physician’s perspective.


Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Understand the physician perspective on evaluation and treatment of concussion versus post-concussion syndrome
  • Identify and understand the role of the physician in medication management of post-concussion syndrome including neuropsychiatric symptoms, physical symptoms, cognitive symptoms and sleep disturbance as well as factors predicting prolonged recovery
  • Describe the following in management of concussion: symptomatic at rest, asymptomatic with cognitive exertion (has returned to being a student), asymptomatic with physical exertion (has completed gradual physical progression), normal imaging if done, all neurofunctional testing has returned to baseline or normal expected range

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Your Instructor

Steven Erickson, MD
Steven Erickson, MD

Dr. Steven Erickson is an internist in Phoenix, Arizona and is affiliated with Banner University Medical Center Phoenix. He completed his undergraduate and medical school education at the University of Arizona and did his internal medicine residency at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center. After residency, he completed his sports medicine fellowship at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Indiana, and worked as part-time faculty member at ASU and assistant team physician for the Arizona Diamondbacks. In Fall 2000, he was hired as the Head Team Physician at ASU and in July 2003 he started a primary care sports medicine fellowship.

Dr. Erickson recently co-authored a chapter on martial arts injuries in the first edition of Netter's Sports Medicine and publishes the weekly newsletter for CHL called Ki Inspiring Thoughts, which he is turned in to a book by the same title which was published in 2010. He also serves as the medical consultant for Major League Baseball caring for the umpires and serves on the Major League Baseball Medical Advisory Committee. Along with being a 2nd Degree Black Belt, he is a fellow of the American College of Physicians.

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