About the Author
Ann Engelland is a pediatrician with over thirty years experience caring for children, teens, and young adults. Her specialty training and board certification is in adolescent medicine. Her medical training included Cornell Medical School, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and Montefiore Hospital in New York City.
After twenty years of private practice in Westchester County, New York, she now works in the public schools as the physician for two different districts and in the Barnard College student health service in New York City. In 2008, she directed the development and implementation of the concussion management policy for the Mamaroneck School District. In all of her work, teaching patients, parents, faculty and colleagues is part of her daily responsibilities.
Her other credentials include her website and blog, www.AnnEngellandMD.com, where she comments on a spectrum of matters affecting the health and wellbeing of teens and young adults. Topics of discussion include safety, sexuality, infectious diseases, immunization practices, and current events affecting young people, families, and parents. Over the past two years raising awareness about head injury and concussion has been the subject of many posts.
Ann is the lucky mother of seven healthy children ages 19 to 31. Some of them now recognize that they sustained head injuries years ago that might now be called “concussions.” It is partly because of their stories and those of Ann’s patients that this book was born.