Dr. David D. Dyck Jr., D.O., Centerpoint Medical Center and Midwest Sports Medicine Physicians, a board certified sports and family medicine physician and internationally renowned concussion management expert, has been appointed president of the Brain Injury Association of Missouri (BIA-MO). BIA-MO is the Chartered State Affiliate of the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA), which is the oldest, largest and only nationwide brain injury advocacy organization in the United States. Centerpoint Medical Center is part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s leading healthcare provider.
Dyck has served on the board of directors for the Brain Injury Association of Missouri since 2013. His expertise in concussion management and healthcare in general has expanded the outreach and advocacy efforts of the Brain Injury Association throughout the state. His leadership, as well as personal and professional involvement, is recognized with his election as president of the board of directors. Dyck is also the keynote speaker for the BIA-MO Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers, five regional seminars held across Missouri through March 2, 2017.
Dyck co-founded The Center for Concussion Management at Midwest Sports Medicine Physicians and Centerpoint Medical Center, along with Dr. Lori A. Boyajian-O’Neill. It is one of the region’s only premier clinics dedicated to the care of athletes with sports-related concussions.
In addition, Dyck is team physician with USA Volleyball and coordinates medical coverage for their high performance programs. He travels internationally with USA Volleyball teams, including Mexico, Canada and Italy and has served as team physician for FIVB World Championships in Morocco and India.
The Brain Injury Association of Missouri provides myriad services, including support groups; information, education & referral services; survivor and family seminars; sports concussion education, including seminars; BIA-MO Camp; among others. Its mission is to reduce the incidence of brain injury; to promote acceptance, independence and productivity of persons with brain injury; and to support families and the community.
“Dr. Dyck has long been regarded a champion on the forefront for prevention of brain injury through concussion management and other efforts, including support for survivors of brain injury and their families,” says Centerpoint Medical Center Chief Executive Officer David Williams. “Centerpoint Medical Center is proud that Dr. Dyck is recognized for his public and private efforts to improve the care of athletes with concussion.”
“It is a distinct honor to serve the Brain Injury Association of Missouri,” Dyck says. “Along with my colleagues, we are passionate about the prevention and reduction of brain injury and to provide education and information to help survivors and their loved ones. The Kansas City area is fortunate to have such a vibrant organization focused on brain injury issues and to have hospitals like Centerpoint Medical Center focused on providing compassionate care to those suffering concussions and brain injuries.”
For more information the Brain Injury Association of Missouri, visit http://www.biamo.org. For more information on Centerpoint Medical Center and its full spectrum of services, including concussion management, visit http://centerpointmedical.com.