GW Expert Available to Comment on NFL Brain Injury Study and the Increased Risks of Football Players Developing Neurodegenerative Diseases

Article ID: 593313

Released: 6-Sep-2012 10:30 AM EDT

Source Newsroom: George Washington University

Expert Pitch

GW Professor Samuel Potolicchio, M.D., director of the neurophysiology center, associate medical director of Center for Sleep Disorders and professor of neurology, is an expert in neurodegenerative disease and can speak on inquiries related to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) study on the increased risk of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease in NFL players and the NFL's $30 million donation to the National Institutes of Health to fund brain injury research.

To interview this expert, please contact Lisa Anderson at (202) 994-3121 or

Samuel Potolicchio, M.D., Director, Neurophysiology Center, Associate Medical Director of Center for Sleep Disorders, Professor of Neurology

Medical Education: University of Geneva

Internships: Rutgers University Affiliated Hospitals

Residencies: Yale University Medical Center

Fellowships: Montreal Neurological Institute, Canada

Board Certifications: Neurology, Clinical Neurology, Electroencephalography, Sleep Medicine

Languages: French, German

Interests: General Neurology, Epilepsy and Sleep Medicine


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