Show: Dr. House: Living with and Beyond Disability
Dr. Christian Shenouda
The Role of Omega Fatty Acids in Neurological Recovery
Dr. Christian Shenouda, a physiatrist specializing in brain injury, joins the show to talk about research he has done concerning the possible beneficial effects of omega fatty acids in the recovery of patients after a neurological injury to the brain and spinal cord.
Dr. Christian Shenouda did his Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency training at The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR) in Houston, Texas. During that time, he became interested in traumatic brain injury (TBI) with emphasis on severe injuries. He was drawn to the field of brain injury medicine since it addresses cognitive, emotional, physical, and functional issues. In Texas, he explored the role of omega fatty acids in TBI recovery and continues to explore this topic at the University of Washington. During his time in Texas, he also served as chief resident which gave him the opportunity to work with faculty and staff. Dr. Shenouda has chosen to pursue additional training at the University of Washington to sub-specialize in brain injury rehabilitation where he now does part time clinical and part time research work.
Dr. Glen House