Be sure and listen to our own Dr. J. Patrick Johnson, appearing on the most recent episode of Dr. Phil McGraw’s Phil In the Blank podcast.
From Phil In the Blanks:
Dr. Phil brings a special “Back To School” podcast with renowned neurosurgeon and concussion expert Dr. J. Patrick Johnson. He talks about how medicine is changing and the markers that can tell whether someone is likely to have Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) – the brain condition associated with repeated blows to the head. LISTEN TO FULL PODACST: https://apple.co/2Z5bbL6
J. Patrick Johnson, MD is a renowned neurosurgeon specializing in spinal disorders and has served as the Director of the Institute for Spinal Disorders at Cedars Sinai Medical Center since 2001 and previously as the Director of the UCLA Comprehensive Spine Center from 1993-2001.
He now serves as the Director of Education and Co-Director of the Spine Stem Cell Research Program at Cedars Sinai. He also serves as a Director for the California Association of Neurological Surgeons.
He was born and raised in Montana, the son of the first neurosurgeon in the northern Rocky Mountain five state region, and then obtained a degree in Chemistry with Honors at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina.
He then attained both his MD and Master’s degree in neuroanatomy and neurophysiology from the Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon.