Inova Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Center Recognized National MS Society Partner and Inova Fairfax Hospital NSCIU Recognized with Beacon Award

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Inova’s Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Center is recognized as a Partner in MS Care by the  National MS Society. The national award recognizes healthcare providers as partners in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) care who demonstrate knowledge and expertise in treating people with MS. These providers have a relationship with the National MS Society which helps provide…

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James Ecklund, MD, Named President, Inova Neurosciences Service Line

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Falls Church, VA – James Ecklund, MD, FACS, COL (Ret), MC, US Army, has been named President, Inova Neurosciences Service Line.  In this role, Dr. Ecklund will be responsible for managing the performance of Inova’s highly-trained and nationally-recognized physicians who are leaders in the diagnosis, treatment and research of complex neurological conditions including neurotrauma, spine…

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Concussion & Youth Sports: New Research Gives Clues for Keeping Athletes Safe

Melissa Womble, PhD, is a fellowship-trained neuropsychologist specializing in sport concussion management. She is director of the Inova Sports Medicine Comprehensive Concussion Program. In the last several years, the science of concussions has come a long way. We’ve discovered a lot about how to recognize, diagnose and manage these serious injuries — but of course,…

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Concussion Recovery: When Should You See a Doctor?

When should you or your child see a doctor after a concussion? The answer may surprise you. Melissa Womble, PhD, a neuropsychologist and director of the Inova Sports Medicine Concussion Program, helped clear up some concussion confusion. Myth: If you have signs of concussion, you should head straight to the ER. Reality: Not necessarily. If…

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James Ecklund, MD, Chair of the Department of Neurosciences at Inova Fairfax Hospital and CEO of the Inova Health System Neuroscience and Spine Institute is Appointed to National Trauma Institute Board of Directors

The National Trauma Institute announced changes to its Board of Directors, including scheduled organizational representative turnover and the addition of a new affiliated professional group. Christopher Kang, MD, replaces Angela Gardner, MD, as the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) representative; James Ecklund, MD, replaces Alex Valadka as the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)…

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Inova Alexandria: One of just four U.S. hospitals with Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center Certification

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Certified hospitals must meet identified standards for surgical removal of blood clots in patients suffering a large vessel occlusive ischemic stroke Large Ischemic Strokes don’t stand a chance at Inova Alexandria Hospital. A newly awarded certification marks Inova Alexandria as a leader in mechanical endovascular thrombectomy (EVT) and early detection and treatment of large ischemic…

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