WASHINGTON (July 2, 2013) — Experts at the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences and the Milken Institute School of Public Health at GW are available to comment on firework safety, food and nutrition, heat stroke, sports safety and give general health and safety tips. Below is a list of experts available to comment on holiday health stories.

To interview experts in the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, please contact Lisa Anderson at [email protected] or 202-994-3121.

Babak Sarani, M.D.Associate Professor of SurgeryChief of Trauma and Acute SurgeryDr. Sarani can speak on trauma situations, such as firework injuries, occurring during the holiday.

Antoinette Saddler, M.D.Assistant Professor of MedicineDr. Saddler can speak on nutrition and dietary concerns from undercooking and overeating.

GW emergency medicine physicians, Drs. Shesser and Wen, can speak on heat stroke, exhaustion, how to keep cool in the heat, and other safety issues during the holiday.

Robert Shesser, M.D.Chair of the Department of Emergency MedicineProfessor of Emergency Medicine

Leana Wen, M.D.Assistant Professor of Emergency MedicineDirector of Patient-Centered Care Research

To interview experts in the Milken Institute School of Public Health at GW, please contact Kathy Fackelmann at [email protected] or 202-994-8354.

Drs. Sorel and Graham can talk about the prevalence of sports injuries, and especially head trauma, and tips for playing safely.

Eliot Sorel, M.D.Clinical Professor of Global HealthDr. Sorel is also co-chair of the Protecting Athletes and Sports Safety (PASS) initiative launched by the National Council on Youth Sports Safety, Inc.

Robert Graham, MD.Research ProfessorDr. Graham also served as the chair of an Institute of Medicine committee that issued a report on concussions in young athletes.