Michigan Concussion Center faculty members promoted to full professorship

August 11, 2020


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From L-R: Dr. Jason Goldstick, Dr. Jian Kang, Dr. Matthew Lorincz, Dr. Mark Oppenlander

Four Michigan Concussion Center faculty members, Dr. Jason Goldstick, Dr. Jian Kang, Dr. Matthew Lorincz, and Dr. Mark Opplander, were promoted to full professorship during the University of Michigan Board of Regents meeting on June 25, 2020. 

We would like to extend our congratulations to Jason, Jian, Matt, and Mark on their promotions.  This is a well-deserved recognition for their incredible efforts and we are excited to continue working with them on concussion-related matters for many years to come,” said Steve Broglio, director of the Concussion Center.

Dr. Jason Goldstick is a professor of Emergency Medicine and director of statistics and methods at the CDC-funded U-M Injury Prevention Center. He has been the lead statistician on multiple NIH-funded proposals related to head injury and has co-authored multiple papers related to concussion and other head injuries.

Dr. Jian Kang is a professor of Biostatistics and a member of the U-M Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center (KECC). He received his PhD in Biostatistics from the University of Michigan in 2011. Dr. Kang was an assistant professor in the Department of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics and the Department of Radiology & Imaging Sciences at Emory University from 2011 – 2015. His primary research interests are in developing statistical methods for large-scale complex biomedical data with applications in precision medicine, imaging, epidemiology, and genetics.

Dr. Matthew Lorincz is a professor of Neurology and the clinical associate director of the Michigan Concussion Center.  Dr. Lorincz earned his MD and PhD at Wayne State University. He completed residency and fellowship training in the Department of Neurology at the University of Michigan. Dr. Lorincz specializes in sports neurology with a focus on the treatment of acute concussions and the long-term consequences of concussion. He also specializes in the management of neurological disorders in athletes. 

Dr. Mark Oppenlander is a board-certified neurosurgeon in the University of Michigan Departments of Neurological Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery. He specializes in complex spinal operations, including spinal deformity, scoliosis, spinal tumors, thoracic disc disease, craniovertebral junction surgery, robotics in neurosurgery, and trauma. Dr. Oppenlander has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and abstracts, and participated in conferences at the state, national, and international level with multiple invited presentations. He serves as faculty for the AANS Coding and Reimbursement Committee and is an Unaffiliated Neurotrauma Consultant for the National Football League (NFL).