Ross Zafonte, D.O.


Head of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Chief of Service
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Massachusetts General Hospital
Earle P. and Ida S. Charlton Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Harvard Medical School
Physiatrist
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Massachusetts General Hospital
DO Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine 1985
DO Nova Southeastern University 1985
brain concussion; brain injuries; cancer stem cells; chronic traumatic encephalopathy; consciousness; cte; cytidine diphosphate choline; football; human neural stem cells; muscle spasticity; persistent vegetative state; recovery of function Dr. Ross D. Zafonte is a leading expert on traumatic brain injuries, concussion, and other neurological disorders having authored more than 300 peer-reviewed journal articles, abstracts and book chapters on these subjects and has cared for athletes of all ages for more than 20 years. He is the chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, as well as vice president of Medical Affairs Research and Education at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.  Dr. Zafonte is the also principal investigator of the Football Players Health Study at Harvard Medical School where he is the Earle P. and Ida S. Charlton Professor and Chairman of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
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