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How is the brain affected by concussion?

James Kelly, MD, James Kelly, MA, MD, FAAN, a neurologist who is one of America’s top experts on treating concussions, serves as the director of the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE). While serving as NICoE’s Director, Kelly is on a leave of absence from his position as professor of neurosurgery and physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. His past positions include assistant dean for graduate medical education at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and the neurology residency program director at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kelly has also served as director of the Brain Injury Program at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. He was the neurological consultant for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League and is consulted frequently by professional, elite amateur and youth athletes who have sustained concussions. Kelly co-authored the sports concussion guidelines of the American Academy of Neurology and the Standardized Assessment of Concussion that is widely used in athletic and military settings. Page has been viewed 112 times..