Sports Medicine Grand Rounds -- Concussion and Facial Hypoesthesia: Coincidences Do Happen


Jason Krystofiak, MD, CAQSM* 

Primary Care Sports Medicine, RWJBarnabas Health; Director, Sports Medicine, Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center; Director, RWJBarnabas Health Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes; Rutgers Athletics Team Physician; Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health, Rutgers –Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Dr. Krystofiak graduated from Rutgers University and attended Ross University School of Medicine where he graduated with honors. He completed his residency in Family Medicine at Rutgers – RWJMS. During residency, he served as chief resident and received the Gold Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award. He is fellowship-trained in Sports Medicine at the same institution. Dr. Krystofiak is involved in the education of medical students, residents, and fellows. His professional interests include electrocardiogram screening in athletes, concussion, osteoarthritis, corticosteroid injections, and musculoskeletal ultrasound.


Peter Yonclas, MD,* Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Chairman, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Saint Barnabas Medical Center; Associate Professor, Departments of Surgery and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Ondrea McKay, MD,* Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Brain Injury Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Saint Barnabas Medical Center; Associate Program Director, Brain Injury Medicine Fellowship, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Jason P. Womack, MD, Chief, Division of Sports Medicine, Saint Barnabas Medical Center; Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship; Rutgers Athletics Head Team Physician; Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health, Rutgers-RWJMS

Rahul V. Pawar, MD, Diagnostic Neuroradiology; Faculty, Rutgers NJ Medical School; Board of Trustees, Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Michael Heitzman II, PT, DPT, CSCS, Clinical Physical Therapist and Supervisor, Concussion Program Clinical Team Leader and Educator, Saint Barnabas Medical Center

*RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group provider


  • Evaluation based approaches through education to define diagnosis of acute concussion.
  • Knowledge of diagnostic neuro-imaging and its application as it relates to acute concussion.
  • Application of screening as it relates to neurological risk assessment and best practice for developing associated plan of care and favorable prognosis for brain health and healing.


Physicians, Radiologists, Residents, Physical Therapists, Athletic Trainers, and other Healthcare Professionals