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US Lacrosse Webcast: Concussions

US Lacrosse and MedStar Health

Concussions are one of the most concerning injuries facing today’s athlete, parent or coach – and a growing topic of discussion in the sport of lacrosse. So, how do you recognize a concussion? How are they treated? And what steps are being taken in the sport of lacrosse, as a result of MedStar Health’s extensive medical research in this area?

Find out the answers to these questions and more by watching our recent webcast, featuring some of the nation’s leading team physicians, neuropsychologists, research directors and US Lacrosse experts.

Meet the Panelists


Richard Y. Hinton, MD, MPH

Richard is an executive member of the US Lacrosse Sports Science and Safety Committee and was head team physician of the 2013 World Champion U.S. Women’s Lacrosse Team. He is the medical director of MedStar Sports Medicine North and director of the MedStar Sports Medicine Fellowship. Dr. Hinton also serves as team physician for the Towson University men’s and women’s lacrosse programs, Morgan State University, and St. Paul's School for Boys. He is an assistant team physician for the NFL Baltimore Ravens.


Kari Kindschi, MD

Kari is a medical director at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital and part of MedStar Sports Medicine. She serves as the head team physician and the medical director for Towson University Athletics. Dr. Kindschi is board certified and fellowship trained in primary care sports medicine, She specializes in the non-operative treatment of musculoskeletal conditions and is an expert in medical issues that are specific to sports and exercise in athletes and active patients of all ages and skill levels.


Ruben Echemendia, PhD

Ruben is the director of the National Hockey League’s Neuropsychological Testing Program and chair of the NHL’s Concussion Working Group. He is also chair of Major League Soccer's concussion program and is the consulting clinical neuropsychologist to the US Soccer Federation and the U.S. Soccer National Teams. He is the founder of the Penn State University Concussion Program and the consulting neuropsychologist to Princeton University's Department of Athletic Medicine.


Andrew E. Lincoln, ScD

Andrew is a member of the US Lacrosse Sports Science and Safety Committee, is the director of the Sports Medicine Research Center for the MedStar Health Research Institute and program coordinator of the MedStar Sports Medicine Concussion Program. He specializes in the epidemiology of concussion and sports injuries and sports health policy, and coordinates research activity for the US Lacrosse Sports Science and Safety Committee and the NFL Subcommittee on Cardiovascular Health.


Ann Carpenetti

Ann is vice president of lacrosse operations at US Lacrosse, and served previously as the organization’s women’s division director. A member of the US Lacrosse staff since 2004, Carpenetti is responsible for providing strategic leadership to USL's men's and women's game committees and managing the men's and women's game directors, among other duties. A former high school player on Long Island and collegiately at the University of Buffalo, she is also an active local women's lacrosse umpire.

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