Dr. Stuart A. Yablon is the Medical Director for the Brain Injury Program at Methodist Rehabilitation Center and is a Professor (Tenure Track) with the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), Department of Neurosurgery, at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He is board certified in Brain Injury Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He completed his residency training with the Department of PM&R at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/New Jersey School of Medicine (now Rutgers New Jersey Medical School), where he served as Academic Chief Resident. He then completed a two-year Rehabilitation Research Center Development Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine and the Brain Injury Program at The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR) in Houston, Texas, specializing in brain injury rehabilitation. Dr. Yablon has more than 25 years of experience as a clinician, investigator, and educator in brain injury medicine, with particular interest in the evaluation and treatment of individuals with syndromes of impaired consciousness following acquired brain injury. Dr. Yablon was an invited participant in the Aspen Neurobehavioral Conference Workgroup, which proposed the diagnostic criteria for the minimally conscious state. He has also served as Project Medical Director of the NIDRR Traumatic Brain Injury Model System of Mississippi from 1998-2007. He has served as a principal or senior investigator on studies involving neuromedical sequelae of acquired brain injury, particularly spasticity and related motor disorders. Dr. Yablon is an author of 79 peer-reviewed articles that have been published in scientific journals. He has also given numerous invited presentations at North American and international medical conferences.