Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) Symposium
Colonel Hinds became DVBIC’s national director on July 1, 2013. Previously, he was the deputy director of the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute for Military Medical Operations; the in-theater neurologist in Afghanistan, and chief of Nuclear Medicine Services at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. He was the nuclear medicine integration chief for the Base Realignment and Closure process that combined the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center and National Naval Medical Center.
As national director, Colonel Hinds oversees all aspects of the organization’s mission, which is to serve active duty military and veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI) through state-of-the-art medical care and care coordination, and innovative clinical research and educational programs.
Colonel Hinds, who is board certified in neurology and nuclear medicine, leads DVBIC with integrated multidisciplinary approaches to care.
While deployed to Afghanistan from February to July 2012, he oversaw standardization of care at 11 concussion care centers as the theater neurology consultant. Performing site visits allowed him to ensure that staff had appropriate training, education and resources. He reviewed cases, shared best practices, and worked with theater providers to identify and close gaps in patient care.