Who We Are

In order to change the "Gladiator" culture in contact sports, we must concentrate our efforts at the Youth Sports level. Instill in the
younger players sportsmanship; Heads-up tackling techniques; responsibility to report their own concussion; that it's ok to sit it out!
"Concussion is a brain injury and should be taken seriously. Learn about the signs and symptoms of concussion and safe return to play."

The Foundation

Who We Are

The Seeing Stars Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization whose mission is to support research and education on sports related concussion and sports related neurological injuries from the pee wee to the professional level.  Some members of our team have played competitive sports and others are sports enthusiasts.  Therefore, we are aware of the positive impacts that can be benefited from team sports participation. Consequently, we are well-informed and concerned about the frequent occurrences of sports concussion, and most importantly the lack of assistance available to young athletes and youth sports organizations. Seeing Stars Foundation is helping to fill this gap to keep young athletes safe and healthy.

 

More than just advocacy, education and research on youth sports concussion, Seeing Stars Foundation also implement effective programs that provide Athletic Therapist assistance, injury treatment and management to concussed athletes.  We are developing and funding clinical research programs geared towards understanding the mechanism and physiology of sports related concussion, as well as evidenced based research studies on Neuroimaging techniques, Neuropsychological testing, and the management of concussion related symptoms. In addition, we are currently working on a national outreach program to train physicians, athletic trainers and other healthcare professionals in the diagnosis and management of sports related concussion.  Despite all the publicity in the media and subsequent congressional hearings there is little to no funding for sports related concussion education and research, especially on the Youth Sports level.  That's why we need your help!!!

 

Seeing Stars was founded by Neurologists with an expertise in sports related neurological issues in an effort to improve the quality of life for athletes of all ages.  Our doctors serve as consultants and team physicians for the NFL, NHL, Professional Boxing, the NCAA, United States Tennis Association and serve on concussion committees for the NFL and NFL players association to name just a few.

 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE MEMBERS' BIOS

 

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Francis X. Conidi
M.D.,D.O., M.S.



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Dr. Vernon B. Williams
M.D.



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Dr. Jeffrey S. Kutcher
M.D.



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Dr. Brian Hainline
M.D.



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Dr. Kevin Crutchfield
M.D.



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Dr. Barry D. Jordan
M.D., M.P.H.



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Dr. Christopher Giza
M.D.



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Dr. Daniel Kantor
M.D.