Dr. Stuart A. Yablon of Madison has rejoined the staff of Methodist Rehabilitation Center in Jackson as medical director for the brain injury program. He is board certified in brain injury medicine and physical medicine and rehabilitation and was project medical director of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research Traumatic Brain Injury Model System of Mississippi from 1998 to 2007.
Dr. Yablon received his doctor of medicine degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He completed his residency training with the Department of PM&R at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/New Jersey School of Medicine, where he served as academic chief resident. He then completed a two-year Rehabilitation Research Center Development Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine and the brain injury program at The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR) in Houston, Texas, specializing in brain injury rehabilitation.
Dr. Yablon has more than 20 years of experience as a clinician, investigator and educator in brain injury rehabilitation, with particular interest in the evaluation and treatment of individuals with syndromes of impaired consciousness following acquired brain injury. Dr. Yablon was an invited participant in the Aspen Neurobehavioral Conference Workgroup, which proposed the diagnostic criteria for the minimally conscious state.
He has served as a principal or senior investigator on numerous studies involving pharmacologic therapies for TBI rehabilitation and neuromedical complications of acquired brain injury. Dr. Yablon is an author of 75 peer-reviewed articles that have been published in scientific journals. He is on the editorial board for the journal PM&R, and is an ad hoc reviewer for a number of scientific journals, including Neurology, Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Brain Injury and Clinical Neurophysiology. He has given numerous invited presentations at North American and international medical conferences.