Dr. Chrisanne Gordon is a physician, author, filmmaker, innovator, and advocate for the successful reintegration of veterans with traumatic brain injury. Her book, Turn the Lights On! A Physician's Personal Journey from the Darkness of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) to Hope, Healing, and Recovery, was published in January 2018, and documents her own TBI recovery and the research and resources available for TBI diagnosis and treatment.
She founded Gray Matter Innovations, a company focused on creating digiceutical solutions for the treatment of TBI, especially in military veterans.
Dr. Gordon was called to action, beginning with a part-time position at the Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic in Columbus, Ohio, where she performed second-level screening for the Iraq and Afghanistan veterans suspected with traumatic brain injuries. These experiences led to the production of a documentary to educate the military world about the signs and symptoms of the injury and to educate the civilian world about the difficulties with reintegration our heroes were experiencing as a result of their service.
The film, Operation Resurrection, was completed by Patton Productions in 2013, and demonstrates solutions for health care, education, and employment for our returning 450,000 veterans with TBI.She also founded the non-profit Resurrecting Lives Foundation (RLF), which follows through with the solutions set forth in the documentary, promoting collaborative efforts between military and VA resources, and the civilian community. RLF continues to serve as a voice for our heroes with TBI and the families who struggle to care for them.
Dr. Gordon was invited to discuss the necessity for civilian collaboration in the reintegration of our service personnel in many relevant venues. For more, see website: resurrectinglives.org
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