Military Traumatic Brain Injury Display at Todd Wehr Library
Nov. 9, 2013 - A Military Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) display has been set up in the south display case near the entrance to the Todd Wehr Library in conjunction with the College observance of Joining Forces Wellness Week November 11-15.
On November 12, 2004, during a convoy mission, Kenneth Lee, MD, was severely injured in a Baghdad car bombing. The display tells Dr. Lee’s story through photographs, his description of what happened, and a reflection on his difficult and inspiring road to recovery. Dr. Kenneth Lee is the Chief of the Spinal Cord Injury Division (SCI) at the Clement J. Zablocki (Milwaukee) VA Medical Center and Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Lee joined the Army in 1986 and currently holds the rank of Colonel in the Wisconsin Army National Guard with the duty assignment of State Surgeon. He received his MD degree from the College in 1993.
The display also includes information about the important services provided by the Milwaukee VA Medical Center Polytrauma Support Clinic Team to screen and support our returning veterans. The mission of the team is to promote resilience, recovery, and reintegration. Two of the team members provided information for the display:
Judith B. Kosasih, MD, is an Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at the Medical College of Wisconsin and the Section Chief of PM&R, Medical Director of the Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Program (CIIRP), Director of Polytrauma Support Clinic Team (PSCT) and Amputation Clinic Team at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center. She received her MD degree from the College in 1988. Dr. Kosasih directs and provides coordinated rehabilitation care in physiatric consultation, inpatient general rehabilitation, Polytrauma/TBI program, regional prosthetic and telemedicine prosthetic clinic for veterans with amputation.
Thomas A. Hammeke, PhD, is a neuropsychologist who is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin (and formerly a Professor in the Department of Neurology at the College) and currently works as the Lead Neuropsychologist for the Polytrauma Team at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center. He received his PhD from the University of South Dakota. Dr. Hammeke serves as adjunct faculty for UW-Milwaukee and Marquette University. Dr. Hammeke’s current duties at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center include assisting the Polytrauma team in the TBI evaluations of the returning veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
For more information, please see the following Web sites:
If you have questions about the display, please contact the MCW Libraries at firstname.lastname@example.org or (414) 955-8302.