Dr. Charles Tator is a Canadian neurosurgeon at Toronto Western
Hospital and a professor of neurosurgery at the University
of Toronto whose research has transformed our understanding of
spinal cord injury and concussions. He is amongst the leaders on sports concussions in the world.
He founded Think-First Canada, an injury-prevention foundation which is now part of
Parachute Canada, where he is also a board member. He is a recipient of the of
of the Order of Canada and has been inducted into the Canadian
Medical Hall of Fame, the Terry Fox Hall of Fame, and Canada’s
Sports Hall of Fame. In 2012, he received USA Hockey’s Excellence
in Safety Award.
In this episode, Charles joins Jonah Sigel and talks about all things concussions but especially on the things we can do right now while no sports are being played and of course his rocky relationship with Don Cherry.