On Sunday, April 30th, 2023, Dr. Barry Jordan was inducted into the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame. Dr. Jordan serves as the Chief Medical Officer at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center (RLANRC) in Downey, California. He is a Board-Certified Neurologist with specialized experience and interests in Sports Neurology, Alzheimer’s disease, and Traumatic Brain Injury.
Dr. Jordan, a native New Yorker, has advocated for brain health and safety of boxers and served as the Chief Medical Officer of the New York State Athletic Commission under five New York State governors for 20 years. He has testified on the Health and Safety Aspects of Boxing at the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. He has been a Medical Advisor to several boxing organizations and was a member of the National Association of Attorney Generals (NAAG) Boxing Task Force. Dr. Jordan has edited two textbooks on the medical aspects of boxing and was the first to identify that there may be genetic predisposition to the effects of boxing on the brain. He has also been acknowledged as one of America’s Top Doctors for over 20 consecutive years. Dr. Jordan served as team physician for USA Boxing and was on the medical staff of the 1995 Pan American Games in Argentina. He was also a member of the United States Olympic Sports Medicine Society.
Today, Dr. Jordan continues to advocate for brain health and safety of all athletes. He currently serves as a member of the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) Mackey-White Health and Safety Committee and is an Unaffiliated Neurotrauma Consultant (UNC) for the National Football League (NFL), implementing the Concussion Protocol on the sidelines.
“Being inducted into the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame is the highlight of my career! This honor acknowledges my interests in further providing care to those with traumatic brain injury and the long-term consequences of traumatic brain injury such as Alzheimer’s Disease and cognitive impairment. These are goals which I would like to see come to fruition at RLANRC,” said Dr. Jordan.
Dr. Jordan has established the Comprehensive Brain Injury Program (CBIP) at RLANRC that provides coordinated multidisciplinary care to individuals with traumatic brain injury. In addition, Dr. Jordan wants to further understand the relationship between traumatic brain injury and dementia. He currently operates a clinic twice a month that treats individuals with chronic traumatic brain injury, including Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) a condition that affects athletes exposed to repetitive head trauma in sports such as football, soccer, and hockey.
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