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|Dr. Neilank K. Jha
Dr. Neilank K. Jha was born in Edmonton, Alberta and grew up playing hockey in Regina, Saskatchewan.
At an early age, Dr. Jha travelled to an ashram in India for 5 years where he was trained in meditation and yoga and had the privilege of playing soccer with people from around the globe.
Dr. Jha is the Founder of the KONKUSSION program. His vision is to revolutionize and redefine the management of concussions. He has assembled at the KONKUSSION program what he describes as “one of the best teams in sports” to tackle this challenging issue of concussions from both a clinical and research perspective. www.konkussion.com
He pursued his undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto, completed his medical school training at McMaster, completed a 6 year residency in neurosurgery at McMaster University and subsequently completed a two year fellowship from the University of Toronto in complex spinal disorders. He is a board certified Neurosurgeon FRCS(C) and a fellowship trained Spine Surgeon.
Dr. Jha is one of the national concussion experts, participating in multiple national level interviews and press conferences with CBC, CTV and Global, regarding head and spine injuries in sports; was invited to the House of Commons and Parliament to meet with federal leaders regarding this issue; is a Political consultant for federal leaders on national strategy; and was a consultant for Hockey News, in: “Fighting the Good Fight: Why On-Ice Violence is Killing Hockey”, by Adam Proteau (John Wiley & Sons, October 18, 2011).
Dr. Jha has published numerous articles, papers and book chapters, as well as presenting various abstracts at scientific meetings in Canada and the United States. Dr. Jha is also the recipient of the Best Paper Award, NASS (North American Spine Society), For: “Cost effective analysis of CSM (cervical spondylitic myelopathy) Surgery”, Chicago, Illinois, November 2011.
Dr. Jha is the Founder and Chairman of WATCH Community Service International – a large federally recognized charity serving inner-city children since 1997. www.watchcommunity.org