Speakers

Our two most important program contributors are Geoffrey Baer MD of the University of Wisconsin  and Jeffrey Kutcher MD, Sports Neurologist, Director of the Sports Neurology Clinics. These two are coordinating collaborators in Sports Medicine to bring us the latest in research and practice updates in the fields of Orthopedics and Sports Neurology.

Geoffrey Baer MD, PhD

Dr. Baer is board certified in orthopedic surgery and fellowship trained in sports medicine. He is an Associate Professor and team physician for the University of Wisconsin Athletic Department and provides orthopedic medical coverage for Badger Football, Badger Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey, Badger Men’s Soccer, Badger Wrestling and the Badger Spirit Squad. His special interests include sports medicine surgical procedures involving the knee and shoulder.

Jeffrey Kutcher MD

In 2006, Dr. Kutcher founded Michigan NeuroSport, an academic and clinical program dedicated to the neurologic care of the athlete. He is a Team Physician for the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University and the USA Hockey Developmental Program. He is also the Medical Director for the Eastern Michigan University Athletic Training Education Program. Dr. Kutcher has research interests in the diagnosis and management of sports concussion, as well as the short and long-term consequences of the injury, with a particular focus on how other neurologic diagnoses can improve our understanding.

He is working within the neurologic community to help build and promote the field of Sports Neurology. Under his leadership, the Sports Neurology Section of the American Academy of Neurology was founded in 2009. He is currently co-lead author, with Dr. Chris Giza, on the AAN’s committee to establish new practice parameters on sports concussion.   He is currently employed at the Sport Neurology Clinic in Brighton, MI.