Concussion: Behind The Movie With A Pathologist

Dr. Bennet Omalu, Photo: Robert Durell

Dr. Bennet Omalu, Photo: Robert Durell

Pathologists, like Dr. Bennet Omalu, the pioneering physician Will Smith portrays in the film Concussion, often look through a microscope to diagnose disease on a cellular level. Although what we look at may be small, our vision of our patients is large and complete. Our specialized medical expertise provides the knowledge needed to diagnose and treat all manner of acute and chronic disease. Every disease or injury leaves clues. As Dr.  Omalu did as the first to report chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in professional football players, pathologists use these clues to give patients the right diagnosis and their physicians all of the information they need to provide the right treatment.

How Does A Pathologist Help You? 

Since Concussion is the story of a forensic medical examiner, you may be wondering how a pathologist could possibly impact you, a living person.

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