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Neurosurgeon Dr. Jam Gharjar on Treating Brain Trauma

With his team of neurotrauma specialists, Dr. Ghajar worked to save the life of the young piano teacher who was severely beaten in Central Park this past June. He has pioneered national guidelines in hopes of establishing national standards for the care of brain trauma patients. Ghajar is the chief neurosurgeon at Jamaica Hospital in Queens as well as the President of the Aitken Neuroscience Institute in Manhattan.


Other segments from the episode on October 7, 1996

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, October 7, 1996: Interview with Jam Ghajar; Interview with Phillip Johnston.


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