Brain Injury Medicine: My Journey

Dr. Elizabeth Sandel showing brain parts

Brain injury medicine requires additional training for neurologists, physiatrists, and psychiatrists to become board certified. The field is growing but a shortage of physicians with this specialized training is a challenge for patients to find expert care.

Dr. Sandel’s post “From Practitioner to Subspecialist: My Journey in Brain Injury Medicine” was featured on the website of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

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