Jeffrey Bazarian

Jeffrey Bazarian
Emergency Physician

Dr. Bazarian is an emergency physician with a strong research interest in traumatic brain injury. He is associate professor of Emergency Medicine, Neurology, and Neurosurgery at the Center for Neural Development and Disease, University of Rochester Medical Center.

He graduated from Brown University and from the University of Rochester School of Medicine. He completed his residency training in Internal Medicine and has a Masters of Public Health. Dr. Bazarian was one of the first emergency physicians to be awarded a five-year Career Development Award from the National Institute of Neurologic Disorders and Stroke. The focus of his research was traumatic brain injury epidemiology and outcomes.

Over the years, Dr. Bazarian's research interest shifted to finding better ways to diagnose traumatic brain injury, especially concussion. He assembled a diverse group of researchers within the University to tackle this problem, creating a truly translational research team. These efforts earned him an R01 award in 2007 from the National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development to develop a blood test for brain injury, making him one of only a handful of emergency physicians nationally to have such a grant.

Dr. Bazarian has served on several TBI-related task forces and panels for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Science Foundation. He is currently involved in an Institute of Medicine panel attempting to determine the long-term health consequence of head injuries among American troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.