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Published on: 26-Mar-2022

Elizabeth M. Pieroth, PsyD, ABPP, MPH, Director of the Concussion Program at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, recently presented a TEDx talk on the topic of concussions. Dr. Pieorth is a Board Certified Clinical Neuropsychologist who has spent her career dedicated to the assessment and treatment of individuals who suffer concussions. She works with individuals ranging from children to professional athletes.

2.7 million Americans will ‘get their bell rung’ by a concussion this year. This condition is classified as a mild traumatic brain injury, potentially causing major deficits. Dr. Pieroth understands first-hand the impact of concussions on pro athletes, youth athletes, and average people. She explains the new science behind concussion treatment and why the old school ‘dark room’ is no longer valid or effective. She is a neuropsychologist who has spent her career dedicated to the assessment and treatment of individuals who suffer concussions. She works with individuals ranging from children to professional athletes. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

Elizabeth M. Pieroth, PsyD, ABPP, MPH is a Board Certified Clinical Neuropsychologist and is the Director of the Concussion Program at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush. She was most recently the Associate Director of the NorthShore University HealthSystem Sports Concussion Program. 

She has been involved in the assessment of players in the National Hockey League since 1997 and is the Head Injury/Concussion specialist for the Chicago Bears, Blackhawks, White Sox, Fire, and the National Women’s Soccer League, as well as numerous colleges and high schools across the State of Illinois.  Dr. Pieroth is the Co-Director of the NFL Neuropsychology Consulting Program. 

She is also on the Board of Directors of the Brain Injury Association of Illinois and is a member of the USA Football Heads Up Advisory Committee, the NFL Head, Neck and Spine Committee, the US Soccer Concussion Task Force and the Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois Safety Committee. She has been awarded the 2018 Chicago Illini of the Year Award, the 2016 USA Hockey Excellence in Safety Award, the University of Illinois 2016 LAS Alumni Achievement Award, the 2014 AHAI Presidents Award, and 2012 Brain Injury Association of IL Make A Difference Award. 

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