Dr. Dan Charek is a fellowship-trained, licensed neuropsychologist, who specializes in the assessment and management of concussions in athletes and non-athletes. Dr. Charek received his undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Akron, and his doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the University of Toledo. He completed his pre-doctoral, APA-accredited internship at the Phoenix VA Health Care System, where he specialized in the evaluation of post-deployment veterans with a history of mild traumatic brain injury. His post-doctoral fellowship was at the renowned University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Sports Medicine Concussion Clinic, where he trained with industry leaders in concussion testing and management.
Dr. Charek has experience assessing and managing concussions in adult and pediatric patients, and in working with recreational, high school, college and professional athletes. His expertise is in performing comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations, including the assessment of cognitive skills such as memory, attention, reasoning and reaction time, in order to establish baselines for each individual, and in the case of a head injury, diagnose the extent of the injury and track treatment progress. He uses the most up-to-date tools and assessment procedures to identify specific areas of deficit secondary to concussion and customize concussion management plans based on the unique needs of each patient.
Dr. Charek works alongside primary care sports medicine physicians, rehabilitation specialists, vestibular physical therapists and athletic trainers to provide a team-based, multidisciplinary, comprehensive approach to concussion treatment.
In addition to providing patient care Dr. Charek seeks to educate the community on concussion identification, as well as the importance of proper post-injury management. He has published numerous journal articles and book chapters, and has presented his research and served as an invited lecturer at national conferences.