Gershon Spitz

Session Title:

Psychiatric Disorders Following TBI

Biography:

Dr. Gershon Spitz completed his PhD in 2013, which examined the neural correlates of cognitive impairments following traumatic brain injury. Continuing this work, he was recently awarded a research grant from the Brain Foundation in 2014 to identify the brain regions and networks implicated in impaired memory in patients with traumatic brain injury. He currently works as a Research Fellow at the Monash-Epworth Rehabilitation Research Centre on the Longitudinal Head Injury Outcomes study, coordinating data analysis production of research outputs in collaboration with the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and the Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research (ISCRR). He has published 21 peer-reviewed publications in leading rehabilitation and neurotrauma journals regarding traumatic brain injury and cognitive performance, functional outcome, costs of care, lesion detection, and post-traumatic amnesia, among others. Dr Spitz was recently awarded a National Health and Medical Research Council early-career researcher fellowship to examine novel approaches to remediate impaired cognition following acquired brain injury. He will undertake his NHMRC fellowship at the Oxford Centre for Functional MRI of the Brain (FMRIB), University of Oxford.