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In this episode, Morris Sussex Sports interviews Dr. Ferheen Shamim of the Orthopedic Institute of NJ to talk all about concussions.  Dr. Shamim shares candidly about the symptoms, treatments and ways athletes can prepare themselves to avoid concussions.  Dr. Shamim was a former athlete herself so she totally understands how emotional a concussion, or any injury for that matter, can be for a high school competitor.

Dr. Ferheen Shamim, MD is a sports medicine physician and is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  Prior to her position at The Orthopedic Institute of New Jersey, Dr. Shamim served as a doctor for numerous triathlons, including the Carlsbad Ironman in 2015.

Dr. Shamim completed her fellowship in sports medicine with a concentration in non-operative management of orthopedic conditions at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, CA. During her fellowship, she volunteered at Team-to-Win, a charitable program which provides free comprehensive orthopedic care to student athletes at weekend clinics throughout football season.

Dr. Shamim received her medical degree with a distinction in bioethics from Albany Medical College in Albany, NY and her bachelor’s degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.

She completed residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Thomas Jefferson Medical Residency Program in Philadelphia, PA, during which time she was elected and served as Chief Resident in her final year. She completed an internship in internal medicine at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Shamim has a lifelong passion for sports which fueled her career in sports medicine. She enjoys helping high school, collegiate and recreational athletes of all ages get back to doing what they love, and believes that a carefully tailored rehabilitation program in conjunction with medication can conservatively manage many orthopedic conditions.

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George Muha has been covering high school sports since 2006. He feels high school scholar-athletes are the most important part of the community and highlighting their achievements on the field, in the classroom and within the community is his personal mission.

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