Dr. Sandel also serves as Clinical Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of California Davis School of Medicine.
Dr. Sandel is Board-certified in both Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) and Brain Injury Medicine (BIM). She is an active member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R), the largest organization of physicians specializing in PM&R in the world. She served this organization on the Board of Governors for 8 years and as President from 2009–2010. She was a member of the Brain Injury Medicine Examination Committee of the American Board of PM&R from 2011 to 2015 and was one of the first 321 physicians certified in this new medical subspecialty in November 2014.
Work & Research
Completely immersed in her expertise, concussion specialist Dr. Sandel has provided clinical and research program development, and professional and lay education and training in brain injury medicine through teaching, publications, and other media. She has received research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control and Injury (CDC), and Kaiser Permanente. Over the years, a range of organizations, including the New Jersey Rehabilitation Association, the Pennsylvania Head Injury Foundation, and The Permanente Medical Group of Northern California Kaiser Permanente, have honored Dr. Sandel for developing clinical and research programs and for her teaching and clinical work. In 2012, Dr. Sandel received the Krusen Lifetime Achievement Award of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R)
For 35+ years, Dr. Elizabeth Sandel has worked with brain injury patients from all walks of life and conducted countless hours of research on the effects of concussion and other brain injuries. She now seeks to share her extensive knowledge from her work as a brain injury medicine specialist.
An incredibly informative and compelling speaker, Dr. Sandel has presented to a wide range of audiences about the true nature of concussion. She has spoken to the medical community on the latest treatments available for brain injuries as well as to general audiences about what puts people at risk of concussion and the effects of such an injury in the short- and long-term.
Dr. Sandel captivates audiences with stories of her own patients, startling statistics, and the latest medical discoveries. She speaks in language that anyone can understand and leaves her audiences with a new and more informed view of common brain injuries and an itch to raise awareness of both the ubiquity of concussion and the misinformation surrounding this common injury.