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Dr. Gregory O'Shanick J. MD

National Medical Director

Brain Injury Association of America , Inc.

HQ Phone: (703) 761-0750

Brain Injury Association of America , Inc.

1608 Spring Hill Road, Suite 110

Vienna, Virginia 22182

United States

Company Description

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is the country's oldest and largest nationwide brain injury advocacy organization. Its mission is advance brain injury prevention, research, treatment and education and to improve the quality of life for all ... more

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Employment History

President and Medical Director

Adjunct Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences
Keck Medicine

National Medical Director

Tenured Associate Professor
Medical College of Virginia/VCU Medical Center


American Academy of Neurology

American Psychiatric Association

American Society of Neurorehabilitation

Examination Committee

Brain Injury Medicine Examination Committee
The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Inc

Brain Injury Medicine Examination Committee
American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Board of Governors
American Academy for the Certification of Brain Injury Specialists

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Institute

Department of Defense

National Institutes of Health


Ohio State University


American Academy of Neurology


University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Web References (198 Total References)

Neurology Now: THIS WAY IN: The Tragic Death of Natasha Richardson -- American Academy of Neurology

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Fortunately, this isn't common, says Gregory J. O'Shanick, M.D., president and medical director of the Center for Neurorehabilitation Services in Richmond, VA, and national medical director of the Brain Injury Association of America. But prompt evaluation after a brain injury with a CT head scan can help detect dangerous bleeding. If a hematoma does exist, doctors will "drill into the skull to drain the clot before it can crowd the brain and cause further damage," Dr. O'Shanick says.

When a force is applied to the head and then transmitted through the skull to the brain, blood vessels may be torn or damaged, according to Dr. O'Shanick. As a result, says Dr. O'Shanick, the vessels may leak blood into spaces in the skull and brain.
"Generally, though, blood clots are not common after a brain injury, especially those in the mild to moderate range of severity," says Dr. O'Shanick. When used for sports, protective headgear may soften the force of a blow to the head, making a clot less likely, he said.

Board of Directors - Brain Injury Association of America

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Gregory J. O'Shanick, M.D., Richmond, Va.


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Gregory J. O'Shanick, M.D., is named as NHIF's first national medical director, a volunteer position that Dr. O'Shanick will hold for more than 15 years.

Dr. Brent Masel Named BIAA National Medical Director

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Dr. Masel takes over from Dr. Gregory O'Shanick, president and medical director for Center for Neurorehabilitation Services, PC, who had served as BIAA's national medical director for more than 14 years before becoming chairman of BIAA's board this year.


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Gregory J. O'Shanick, M.D. Former Chairman, Director and Medical Director Emeritus

Gregory O'Shanick, M.D., is a former chairman of the board of directors of BIAA. In May 2011, he was named Medical Director Emeritus, after serving for 14 years as its inaugural National Medical Director. Over the past 34 years he has treated more than 11,000 patients with brain injuries while serving on the faculties of four medical schools and in private practice. Since 1991, Dr. O'Shanick has been the President and Medical Director of the Center for Neurorehabilitation Services in Richmond, VA. He holds board certification in four medical subspecialties (Brain Injury Medicine, Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine and General Psychiatry) and has published three books, 12 academic textbook chapters and more than 70 peer reviewed publications. He has presented at national and international medical conferences and has served as an advisor to numerous federal and international agencies including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research and the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation. He currently sits on the Brain Injury Medicine Examination Committee for the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. In 2014, he was the recipient of BIAA's Sheldon Berrol MD Clinical Service Award in recognition of his lifetime contributions in the care of those with brain injuries..

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