INDIANA SPORTS CONCUSSION NETWORK

In 2008, the ISCN was formed to reduce the number of concussions that went undetected, untreated or improperly handled in athletes. The Network is an initiative of the Methodist Sports Medicine Research and Education Foundation, which is a separately incorporated not-for-profit 501(c) 3 organization.

The ISCN is composed of members from a variety of disciplines at each level of contact with the athlete. Those who make up the front line of concussion recognition and evaluation include certified athletic trainers, athletic directors, school nurses, coaches and parents. These people are vital to identifying an athlete who may be concussed, as well as monitoring the athlete and seeking emergency care if needed. Physicians, psychologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons and neuropsychologists will guide the management of concussions and return to play. Resolution of signs and symptoms, a normal neurological exam, and a graded activity progression program help to determine when the brain has recovered. In certain cases, neurological testing may be necessary and is left to the discretion of the physician.

CONCUSSION CARE AT MSM AND MSM RESEARCH & EDUCATION FOUNDATION

No other practice is more focused on leading-edge sports injury prevention, sports injury management and treatment of sports concussions. Our team is committed to providing the most up-to-date and scientific treatment for concussion and concussion prevention. This happens because of the unique qualifications of each of our physicians and other staff. The physicians are involved in unique research both individually and through state, national and international venues. Some of our physicians are presently or in the past have experience at all levels from grade school to professional teams in the management of sports concussion.
• Two neurosurgeons dedicated to providing head injury care
• 100 percent fellowship-trained surgeons
• Experience using and interpreting neurocognitive testing when indicated
• Experience advising and developing sports concussion protocols for schools

To make an appointment with one of our top concussion treatment physicians, visit Methodist Sports Medicine Concussion Care page.

ICSN ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM

Terry Horner, MD
Co-Director

As a junior in high school, Dr. Horner developed an interest in the vast complexity of the brain and its unique capabilities. Selected for a National Science Foundation scholarship between his junior and senior years of high school, he spent eight weeks at Indiana University studying bioanthropology. After that experience he decided to pursue his dream of becoming a neurosurgeon. He considers himself fortunate to have trained under Dr. Julius Goodman, an internationally renowned educator, personal mentor, and giant in the neurosurgical field.

The recipient of back-to-back Patients’ Choice awards, Dr. Horner received his graduate degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. After a tour of duty with the U.S. Army serving in Vietnam, he returned to complete his residency in neurosurgery.

Dr. Horner is Board Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery, and he has practiced in the Indianapolis area for over 30 years. He has also been a neurosurgical consultant to the Indianapolis Colts and Indiana University.

Dr. Horner is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurosurgeons, the World Federation of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiologists, and many others. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at his alma mater.

Daniel Kraft, MD
Co-Director

Dr. Kraft feels fortunate to have a job in youth sports medicine, combining two of his greatest passions: caring for pediatric/adolescent patients and caring for athletes. For over 15 years, he has cared for Central Indiana’s young athletes both in the office and on the sidelines.

An alumnus of Wabash College, Dr. Kraft received his medical degree from the University of Illinois School of Medicine in 1989. He completed his pediatric residency at Riley Hospital/Indiana University, and followed with a fellowship in sports medicine at Methodist Sports Medicine Center in Indianapolis.

Dr. Kraft is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in Sports Medicine. He specializes in non-operative care of musculoskeletal and sports medicine injuries in pediatric and adolescent patients. Concussion management in athletes has been and remains an integral part of his practice. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Indiana University and is team physician at Ben Davis High School.

Dr. Kraft is also member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP-Sports Medicine Section), the American College of Sports Medicine, and the Indiana State Pediatric Society. He is chairman of the Committee on Sports Medicine for the Indiana chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Amanda Smith, MS, ATC, LAT

CONTACT US

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns related to concussions, implementing ImPACT or the ISCN.

If you have attended a training session and have not received your log-in information, please contact us.

Indiana Sports Concussion Network
Phone: 317-208-5112
Fax: 317-708-6804
Email: concussion@msm-foundation.org

MSM CONCUSSION CARE PHYSICIANS & STAFF

Terry Horner, MD
Physician

Joel Boaz, MD
Physician

Thurman Alvey, DO
Physician

Amanda Smith, MS, ATC, LAT
Clinical Assistant