UCLA faculty experts advisory: Actress Natasha Richardson's brain injury

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Actress Natasha Richardson has suffered a potentially fatal brain injury following a skiing accident. UCLA has experts on traumatic brain injury and brain death.
 
Dr. Neil Martin, chief of the UCLA Department of Neurosurgery and co-director of the UCLA Stroke Center, is an expert on cerebral blood flow and brain metabolism following brain injury. He is recognized as one of the top specialists in the area of surgical treatment of cerebrovascular disease.
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Mark Wheeler | 310-794-2265 | [email protected]
 
Dr. Paul Vespa, professor of neurosurgery and neurology and director of the UCLA Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit, is an authority on the determination of brain death, the pathophysiology of acute brain injury and the design of critical-care treatments to preserve brain function post-trauma.
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Mark Wheeler | 310-794-2265 | [email protected]
 
Dr. Christopher Giza, associate professor of neurosurgery and neurology and a member of the UCLA Brain Injury Research Center, is an expert in developmental brain injury and its pathophysiology. His ongoing studies examine impaired neurotransmission, altered developmental plasticity, acute alterations in metabolism, morphological injury, vulnerability to secondary insults and behavioral impairments.
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Mark Wheeler | 310-794-2265 | [email protected]
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