This week on MD for Moms, I interview opens in a new window sports medicine and emergency medicine physician Dr. Korin Hudson of MedStar Sports Medicine in Washington, DC about sports injuries, training and safety on and off the field. Do you know the signs of a concussion? Is it safe to stay home and wake your child up every hour or should you rush him or her to the pediatrician or to the emergency room? What are the risks of one concussion or of multiple head injuries? Is it safe for children to play contact sports at all and if it is, what protective measures should we as parents insist on to minimize risk for the short and long term? If your child wants to play any sport then you should know the answers to these questions – Dr. Hudson will clue us in and explain all of this and much more on this week’s show.
Learn more about my guest, Dr. Korin B. Hudson:
Dr. Korin Hudson is an associate professor at Georgetown University and a physician practicing sports medicine and emergency medicine with MedStar Health. Dr. Hudson received her undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia where she studied bioethics and sports medicine as part of the Echols Scholars Program. She graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and remained at UVa for her residency training in emergency medicine before completing a fellowship in primary care sports medicine at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.
Dr. Hudson has been an attending physician at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Washington Hospital Center since 2006. She is currently a team physician for Georgetown University and a consulting physician for the Washington Capitals. Dr. Hudson divides her clinical time between the Emergency Department at MedStar Georgetown and her outpatient sports medicine practice with MedStar NRH in McLean, VA. She is conducting ongoing research in the field of concussion evaluation, prevention, and treatment and has an interest in heat-related illness in athletes and health policy as it relates to athletes at the collegiate and professional levels. She is also a member of the NCAA Division I Concussion Safety Protocol Committee.
As a former paramedic and certified athletic trainer, Dr. Hudson has a passion for sideline, race day, and game day event coverage. She enjoys working as part of the sports medicine “team” and often lectures and teaches at multidisciplinary conferences on a team approach to athletic emergencies. In her office practice she treats musculoskeletal injuries and concussions, with a particular interest in caring for athletes of all ages and abilities.