AAP 2018

Concussions: Legislation, Protocols, and Controversies

Thursday, February 15
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: Hanover AB

Learning Objectives:

Emerald Lin

Assistant Attending Physiatrist
Hospital For Special Surgery

Emerald Lin received her MD degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New
Jersey. She completed her internship at Richmond University Medical Center, then residency
in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and finally
completed a fellowship in Traumatic Brain Injury at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in NJ.
She was actively involved with regional and national physiatrist societies, including serving
as the Program Director for the New York Society of PM&R, and as the Program
Director/Secretary and then Fellowship Representative of the Residents and Fellows Council
for the Association of Academic Physiatrists. She has covered many sports games and New
York Road Runner races, serving as a captain for the annual New York City Marathon She
also has been involved in research, including writing case presentations, book chapters,
review articles, quality improvement projects and ongoing research protocols. She graduated
Magna Cum Laude from Brandeis University with a B.S. in Biology.

Dr. Lin is a PMR and TBI board certified physiatrist at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Here, she is involved in
coordinating the interdisciplinary care of patients with acute and chronic mTBI. She remains involved in the Association of Academic Physiatrists as a member of the Membership Committee. She is also Site Director for the NYP/Cornell and Kessler residents.
She is Past President of the New York Society of PMR.
Her clinical and research interests are in concussions, both from sports and blasts, and in
spasticity. She enjoys fostering mentorship and educational opportunities, and has also been
working to put together a project supporting advocacy for patients and the field of
Her personal interests include running, working out, traveling, and eating.


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Stanley A. Herring

Director of Sports, Spine and Orthopedic Health
UW Medicine

Stanley A. Herring, MD is a board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist who has been in practice over 30 years. Currently Dr. Herring serves as Director of Sports, Spine and Orthopedic Health for UW Medicine, and he is a clinical professor in the Departments of Rehabilitation Medicine, Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, and Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington. He is Co-Medical Director of the Seattle Sports Concussion Program, a partnership of UW Medicine, Harborview Medical Center and Seattle Children's Hospital. Dr. Herring serves as one of the team physicians for the Seattle Seahawks and the Seattle Mariners and is a consultant for the Seattle Storm and the University of Washington Sports Medicine Program. Dr. Herring's practice focuses on the diagnosis and management of neurological and musculoskeletal injuries, particularly focusing on spinal disorders in active people and athletes and sports-related concussions.

Dr. Herring has held many national leadership positions, including President of the North American Spine Society, member of the Board of Trustees of the American College of Sports Medicine and Board Member of the Foundation for Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He is also a founding member of the Physiatric Association of Sports, Spine & Occupational Rehabilitation and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. He is a member of the NFL Head, Neck and Spine Committee, and chair of the Medical Advisory Committee for USA Football. He is also a member of the Medical Advisory Board for Pop Warner Football. Dr. Herring serves on the editorial boards of professional journals and has been an editor of eight textbooks, as well as contributor to 58 professional medical journal articles and 48 textbook chapters. In addition, Dr. Herring is a frequent national and international speaker on a variety of physiatric and sports medicine topics.


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Warren Young

Assistant Attending Physician
Hospital for Special Surgery

Warren Young, MD, is an Assistant Attending Physician in the Primary Care Sports Medicine Department at Hospital for Special Surgery with a special interest in sports-related concussions, youth sports injuries, stress fractures and tendinopathies.

After receiving his medical degree from the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University, Dr. Young completed an internship and residency in pediatrics at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell. He then completed a fellowship in sports medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Young previously served as the medical director for several high schools in New York City, including Friend Seminary and Xavier High School, and as a team physician for the New York City PSAL. He was also the head team physician at the NCAA Division I LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds, Concordia College, Baruch College and Yeshiva University. Additionally, Dr. Young works as an onsite physician at the US Open Tennis Championships, and has worked to provide medical coverage at the World Police and Fire Games, the Boston Marathon, the New York City Triathlon, Ironman Lake Placid, NY/NJ Ironman and World Team Tennis events. Dr. Young has lectured on topics including concussion in sports and the growth and development of youth tennis players.


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