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Jeffrey Kutcher

University of Michigan NeuroSport
Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher is a sports neurologist in the Department of Neurology at the University of Michigan and the Director of Michigan NeuroSport, the university’s academic sports neurology program where he oversees clinical care, education and research activities. In 2012, his NeuroSport program established the first fellowship in sports neurology in the United States. He is a team physician for the University of Michigan and the USA Hockey National Team Developmental Program. He is also the Neurologist for the US Ski and Snowboard Association and was the Team Neurologist for the United States at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Dr. Kutcher serves as the Director of the National Basketball Association’s concussion program and has helped develop the concussion policies of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, as well as several college athletic programs and conferences. Additionally, he is a consultant for the National Football League Players’ Association and the National Hockey League Players’ Association. He co-led the effort to create the Sports Neurology section of the American Academy of Neurology and served as the section’s first chair. He also co-directed the first Sports Concussion Conference for the American Academy of Neurology. Dr. Kutcher speaks frequently, both nationally and internationally, on sports concussion and has been directly involved in the development of educational materials for athletes, coaches and parents. He has research interests in the diagnosis and management of sports concussion, as well as the short and long-term effects of the injury. He is the co-author, with sports journalist Joanne C. Gerstner, of an upcoming book on youth sports and concussions. The book is set to be released in Fall 2015.