GW Experts Available to Comment on Fourth of July Health Stories

WASHINGTON (July 2, 2013) — Experts at Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University (GW) and GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences 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 Milken Institute School of Public Health at GW, please contact Kathy Fackelmann at 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 Health
Dr. 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, M.D.
Research Professor
Dr. Graham also served as the chair of an Institute of Medicine committee that issued a report on concussions in young athletes.

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

Babak Sarani, M.D.

Associate Professor of Surgery
Chief of Trauma and Acute Surgery
Dr. Sarani can speak on trauma situations, such as firework injuries, occurring during the holiday.

Antoinette Saddler, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Dr. Saddler can speak on general nutrition and dietary concerns.

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.

Rob Shesser, M.D.
Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine
Professor of Emergency Medicine

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