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Optimal neuro | spine: Pediatric Spinal Cord Injury Research: A Conversation with Dr. Andrea Behrman

Optimal neuro|spine

Episode 16

Happy New Year! We’re kicking off 2022 by shedding light on an area of research that isn’t talked about enough: pediatric spinal cord injury. Most spinal cord injury conversations revolve around adults, but children also suffer from injury and face unique challenges in both treatment and research. Thankfully, my guest, Dr. Andrea Behrman is leading the way for both! We discuss her work, her breakthroughs, the current state of pediatric spinal cord injury treatment, and what the future looks like for this vitally important field.

This episode’s points of interest cover:

  • Getting to know Dr. Andrea Behrman and her work
  • Why Dr. Behrman’s work is so important
  • The epidemiology of pediatric spinal cord injury
  • The quality of life for kids with spinal cord injury
  • Taking a closer look at initial care for pediatric spinal cord injury
  • Dr. Behrman looks back at her accomplishments over three decades
  • The challenges of pediatric spinal cord injury treatment and research
  • Looking at the future of pediatric spinal cord injury treatment
  • A message of hope for parents and physicians of kids with spinal cord injury
  • Training the next generation and the magic wand question

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Dr. Max Boakye, Neurosurgeon, and Neuroscientist, currently Professor of Neurosurgery, Chief of Spinal Neurosurgery, Director of Quality Improvement, and Clinical Director of the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center, interviews leading neuroscientists, health administrators, neurosurgeons, educators, neuro and spine health care experts, and patients in his Podcast show: Optimal neuro|spine. His in-depth conversations brings to light topics on:

  • How do we optimize our brain and spine health, prevent aging brain and memory deterioration
  • What to do when something goes wrong, how best to heal and recover injured brain and back
  • How do we optimize our inpatient neuro|spine care in hospitals and provide more value-based care- prevent errors, improve quality, and improve patient satisfaction
  • How do we teach better and better train doctors
  • Which hospitals offer the best neuro and spine care: why and how

Dr. Boakye present the most innovative emerging research that will impact neuro|spine care. Join us as we delve one-on-one and have insightful conversations with exciting researchers and experts – voices who have something to teach, enlighten, and inspire us about Optimal neuro|spine.

Maxwell Boakye, MD, MPH, MBA, FAANS, FACS
Maxwell Boakye, MD, MPH
Acting Director, KSCIRC
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