Long School of Medicine

A Crash Course in Concussions

Holly Wayment, Physician Relations Spec - Sr Marketing, Comm & Media

Host Holly Wayment, Physician Relations Specialist Sr., talks to leading pediatric experts in the field.

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Kenneth Nwosa, MD, is an Assistant Professor at UT Health San Antonio and practices sports medicine. His focus is treating knees, shoulders, hips, and ankles at the Medical Arts & Research Center (MARC) in the Medical Center and Hill Country locations. He treats concussions and specializes in ultrasound-guided procedures and orthobiologics.


Join us for an enlightening episode featuring Dr. Kenneth Nwosa, a distinguished sports medicine specialist, and head doctor for the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Athletics. Dr. Nwosa shares his journey into sports medicine and provides rich insights from his diverse experience treating a wide range of patients. This episode comprehensively covers crucial aspects of concussions in contact sports, with Dr. Nwosa presenting data, highlighting common symptoms, and underlining the importance of recognition and adherence to sports-specific protocol.

Dr. Nwosa also shares his diagnosis strategy and the crucial role history-taking plays in accurate diagnosis. He emphasizes the significance of routine baseline screenings for concussion management and offers advice on effective utilization of online resources for cognitive function assessments. This episode especially equips pediatric practitioners with critical knowledge about red flags of head injuries requiring immediate evaluation. The emphasis is also on the need for an on-site athletic trainer in sports institutions for immediate attention to injuries and better communication among parents, coaches, and medical professionals.

The conversation goes beyond concussions, shedding light on the pressures faced by young athletes, the dangers of sports specialization, and the benefits of participating in varied sports. Dr. Nwosa promotes a balanced approach to children's sports experience, focusing on educating about bodily development and injury prevention rather than stressing professional anticipation. As a sports medicine specialist, Dr. Ken highlights the importance of comprehensive neuro exams for monitoring brain health post-concussion and offers practical tips on rest, recovery, and supplement use.

Listen in for Dr. Ken's unique take on balancing a demanding career in sports medicine with fatherhood. As a bonus, Dr. Ken shares his favorite Bible quote that motivates him to embrace discipline and determination, both in his practice and personal life.


Kenneth Nwosa, MD has no financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

The Pediatric Grand Rounds Planning Committee (Deepak Kamat, MD, PhD, Steven Seidner, MD, Daniel Ranch, MD and Elizabeth Hanson, MD) has no financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose. 

The UT Health Science Center San Antonio and Deepak Kamat, MD course director and content reviewer for the activity, have reviewed all financial disclosure information for all speakers, facilitators, and planning committee members; and determined and resolved all conflicts of interests.


The UT Health Science Center San Antonio is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The UT Health Science Center San Antonio designates this live activity up to a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (0.75)
Non-Physician Participation Credit (0.75)