It is with great pleasure to announce that Stephen F. Shafizadeh MD, PhD, DC has agreed to be the LR Rangers team physician. Dr. Shafizadeh is a neurosurgeon with operative expertise in cranial and spinal disorders including head and spinal trauma and fellowship trained in cerebrovascular and skull base surgery. Additionally, he received his PhD in microbiology and immunology concentrating on ischemia-reperfusion injury of organ systems and methods to attenuate such consequences.
Furthermore, Dr. Shafizadeh has expertise in non-operative management of concussive, spinal, and extremity injury. Dr. Shafizadeh, in collaboration with the LR Rangers, plans to implement protocols common to major professional sport leagues to include pre-season baseline testing, on-field and sideline clinical evaluations, as well as return-to-play post concussion and spinal trauma guidelines.
With Dr. Shafizadeh’s surgical and non-operative expertise, the LR Rangers are truly fortunate to join with him in serving our local community.