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Geoffrey Ling, MD, PhD, FAAN, FANA
25 February 2015 (online)
The Guest Editor of this issue of Seminars in Neurology is Dr. Geoffrey Ling.
Dr. Ling is Professor of Neurology, Anesthesia and Neuroscience at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland. He received his MD from the Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, and his PhD from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. His residency training in neurology was at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center (Washington, DC), with subsequent fellowships in neurocritical care at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, and neuropharmacology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Dr. Ling is also Colonel Ling of the Medical Corps of the U.S. Army (retired), and has served on the front lines in Afghanistan and Iraq, receiving multiple military awards for his meritorious service. He is not only a leader in neurocritical care—he is an American hero! He currently serves as Director of the Biological Technologies Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Virginia.
Dr. Ling is seen as a world authority in traumatic brain injury and neurocritical care. I was thrilled when he accepted my invitation to serve as Guest Editor for this issue of Seminars, and I could not imagine a better person to bring to light the important issues surrounding this neurologic disease. His research centers on basic and applied research in traumatic brain injury, posttraumatic stress disorder, and stroke, as well as the application of novel technologies and pharmacological agents to diagnose traumatic brain injury and stroke. He is a renowned national and international lecturer, and if you ever have the opportunity to hear Dr. Ling speak, you should take advantage of it—he is a remarkable and charismatic lecturer and educator.
We greatly appreciate the efforts of Dr. Ling, as well as all of the contributing authors, for their great work in this issue of Seminars. The issue provides a comprehensive review of traumatic brain injury, including the tremendous progress that has been made in this field as well as new diagnostic and therapeutic options. This is truly a special issue of Seminars in Neurology, and we hope you enjoy it and treasure it!