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Advancements in Personal Injury: Module IV


Module IV: Advanced Traumatic Head Injury Evaluation & Treatment Plus AMA Guidelines Overview

A. Traumatic Brain Injury: Brain & the Cranial Cervical Junction

Speaker: Sana Khan, MD, PhD, Radiologist 

  • Anatomy of the brain
  • Physiology of the brain
  • Importance of Cranio-Cervical Junction


B. Clinical Evaluation & Screening for Traumatic Brain Injury (Part 1)  

Speaker: Huma Haider, M.D., Anesthesiologist / Neurocritical Care 

  • Recognition and Screening of Concussion Injuries
  • Treatment Considerations
  • mTBI (mild) vs TBI (moderate/severe)


C. Clinical Evaluation & Screening for Traumatic Brain Injury (Part 2)  

Speaker: Huma Haider, M.D., Anesthesiologist / Neurocritical Care 

  • Recognition and Screening of Concussion Injuries
  • Treatment Considerations
  • mTBI (mild) vs TBI (moderate/severe)


D. Traumatic Brain Injury: Psychological Issues Post Trauma

Speaker: Gennady Musher MD, Psychiatrist 

  • Evaluation Considerations
  • Treatment Considerations
  • Specialty and Referral Pathways


E. Traumatic Brain Injury: Differential Diagnoses - What Else Could It Be?

Speaker:Yury Furman, MD, Neurologist

  • Musculoskeletal 
  • Psychological 
  • Endocrinological


F. Dental and TMJ Trauma 

Speaker: Shaun Daneshgar, DDS, Oral Surgeon 

  • Evaluation of typical TMJ findings 
  • Cranial Nerve involvement
  • Treatment Considerations


G. Diagnostics & Traumatic Brain Injury

Speaker: Sana Khan, MD, PhD, Radiologist

  • Basic imaging techniques for post traumatic brain evaluation 
  • Advanced imaging techniques for post traumatic brain evaluation 
  • Additional diagnostic studies


H. TBI and AMA Impairment Ratings 

Speakers: Yury Furman, MD, Neurologist, Wayne Whalen DC, Eric Gofnung DC, Tom Grant DC

  • Validation steps leading to impairment 
  • Clinical manifestations of TBI leading to significant AMA impairment ratings 
  • Importance of AMA impairment ratings in Med Legal cases



Sana Khan, MD, PhD's Profile

Sana Khan, MD, PhD Related seminars and products

Expert MRI

Dr. Sana Khan is an accomplished radiologist, researcher, teacher and entrepreneur.  He attended medical school at UCLA and graduated as a Dean’s Scholar with M.D. and Ph.D. degrees in Anatomy and Clinical Neurophysiology.  He was the first radiologist in the U.S. with the Stand-Up Weight-Bearing MRI and has contributed significantly to the advancement of this technology.  He is a nationally renowned scientist conducting on-going research with the Departments of Orthopedic Surgery at UCLA, USC, City of Hope Cancer Hospital, UC San Diego and the US Department of Defense. Having published and contributed to over a hundred research papers, Dr. Khan is a prolific lecturer at conferences nationally and internationally. Dr. Khan also brings extensive expertise in the medical-legal aspect of imaging Musculoskeletal and Traumatic Brain Injuries.  His  “MedSchool for Attorneys” Zoominars regularly attract a thousand plus attendees.  

Dr. Khan has received numerous awards for his medical accomplishments such as U.S. Congressional Medal of Distinction, 2008 for Advancement of Medical Science (Radiology) and in 2013 induction into the prestigious President’s Circle of the Radiological Society of North America for contribution to research in Radiology.  

In addition to his academic and research accomplishments, Dr. Khan is also a serial entrepreneur having built diagnostic centers nationally and garnered such awards as “Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, 2008 Finalist in California” and “Keys to the City of Houston from Mayor Bill White, for financial and academic contributions to the city. 

Dr. Khan resides in Orange County, California with his wife Safura and 4 children. 

Huma Haider, MD,'s Profile

Huma Haider, MD, Related seminars and products

National Brain Injury Institute

Dr. Huma (pronounced OOO-mah) Haider (pronounced HAY-thur) was born and raised in Pakistan going to school in the Khyber Pass. She left home to finish her medical training in Chicago, Illinois. From there she made her way south to Houston, Texas.

She is the founder and CEO of the National Brain Injury Institute which now serves all 50 U.S. states.  They specialize in helping patients get properly diagnosed and treated by providing objective diagnostic proof for patients with Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries.
She is a pioneer in the adaptation of a proprietary protocol that is now being used throughout the United States in conjunction with a 20 year-old MRI based diagnostic technology called Diffusion Tensor Imaging or D.T.I. for short.
She is Board Certified in Neurocritical Care, Anesthesiology and Headache Medicine.  She is Board Eligible in Internal Medicine and has her Masters in Psychology.

Dr. Thomas E Grant Jr, DC's Profile

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Dr. Tom Grant is an expert in medical care protocols, personal injury documentation, PI coding, and insurance communication. As a med-legal consultant and medical record analyst, he provides pre-trial medical claim support and tactical claims strategy to help attorneys develop optimum settlement results. As Director of Education for Pragma Intel, Dr. Grant provides expert training of surgeons, psychologists, pain management MD’s, DC’s, and additional specialists to collaborate together for the patient’s best injury care and loss recovery.  His consistent pre-trial success strategies are the foundation of his training tools. Dr. Grant's tools help doctors develop more highly successful PI skills, improved patient treatment outcomes, and insurance-accepted documentation that, combined together, result in better settlement value and proper reimbursements.

Dr. Wayne M Whalen DC, FIACN, QME, DC, FIACN, FICC's Profile

Dr. Wayne M Whalen DC, FIACN, QME, DC, FIACN, FICC Related seminars and products

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Dr. Whalen has more than 40 years experience in the health care field, including 30 years in chiropractic.  He is Board Certified in Chiropractic Neurology, a Fellow of the International College of Chiropractors, and an acknowledged expert in workers’ compensation.

He has extensive experience in treating a wide variety of patients, including weekend warriors, auto and whiplash injuries, work injuries, children and adults of all ages. 

Dr. Whalen has been a leader in his profession, having served as President of the California Chiropractic Association, and he chaired the national chiropractic organization charged with developing treatment guidelines. He is published in the scientific literature on a variety of subjects, and remains active in professional volunteer activities. He was honored over his career as Student of the Year, New Doctor of the Year, Doctor of the Year (twice) and recently received the Charles and Betty Adams Lifetime Achievement Award from the California Chiropractic Association.


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