Chief Medical Examiner of San Joaquin County Bennet Omalu. Craig Sanders The Record
Chief Medical Examiner of San Joaquin County Bennet Omalu. Craig Sanders The Record

Video Break

Your place for must-see videos and trending news

Video Break

Interview: Tackling concussions with Dr. Bennet Omalu

October 05, 2015 01:53 PM

Dr. Bennet Omalu, chief medical examiner of San Joaquin County, talks about his research into concussions and brain disease.

Omalu is a forensic pathologist who is also professor in the UC Davis Department of Medical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

The Fox40 interview here comes in anticipation of the film “Concussion,” scheduled for a Dec. 25 release, starring Will Smith as Omalu. Omalu’s autopsy of Pittsburgh Steelers center Mike Webster led to his discovery of chronic traumatic encephalopathy in football players.

Help us deliver journalism that makes a difference in our community.

Our journalism takes a lot of time, effort, and hard work to produce. If you read and enjoy our journalism, please consider subscribing today.