Dr. Michael Czarnota is the Official Neuropsychology Consultant for the Canadian Hockey League (OHL, WHL and QMJHL) and has been extensively involved with Hockey Canada for their U-20 and U-18 national teams.  In addition, he serves as the primary consultant and neuropsychology coordinator for the ECHL & USHL, as well as for other hockey organizations that span youth levels, women's professional hockey and the Professional Hockey Players Association.  Several high schools and universities have also sought his input in identifying and managing sport concussions.  

Dr. Czarnota is currently involved in several projects and grants aimed at improving concussion education, awareness and services to young athletes, including work with the Ontario Hockey Federation and the Hockey Concussion Neurtruama Initiative.  He has been a featured faculty member of the London (ON) Concussion Summit in 2009, provided a CEU opportunity in conjuction with Docs on Ice in 2009 and is a founding member of the Sports Neuropsychology Society (SNS), where he is currently the Chair of the Education Committee.  He was also instrumental in forming SNS-Canada, which was the first international branch to be recognized by SNS and whose mission is to tailor the broader SNS objectives to the specific needs of Canadians. 

Dr. Czarnota earned his doctoral degree from Wayne State University, completed his pre-doctoral training at Henry Ford Hospital and then went on to serve a two year Post Doctoral Fellowship in Rehabilitation Neuropsychology at the University of Michigan Medical Center.  In addition to his sports consulting duties Dr. Czarnota also maintains an independent private practice in suburban Detroit where he provides evaluation and treatment services to several brain injury, stroke, and orthopedic rehabilitation facilities.  

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