Dr. Monica Vavilala: A Roadmap for Accelerating Progress

The labels of “mild,” “moderate,” and “severe” to classify traumatic brain injury (TBI) are imprecise and are ineffective. Dr. Monica Vavilala is a board-certified anesthesiologist and director of Harborview’s Injury Prevention and Research Center. Earlier this year Dr. Vavilala served on a task force to help update and personalize traumatic brain injuries to better guide patient care. In this conversation, Dr. Vavilala shares why this update and personalization for traumatic brain injuries is crucial for both doctors and patients. 

This episode of Brain Injury Today Podcast is sponsored by WA State Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Council, and is produced and edited by Goal17Media.com on behalf of Goal17Foundation.org.


Here is a link to Dr. Vavilala’s study:



Get in touch with Dr. Monica Vavilala at, [email protected]

Learn more about the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center (HIPC)

For more resources related to traumatic brain injury visit:

Brain Injury Today Podcast

Brain Injury Alliance of Washington

PACTTrusts.org – The Pooled Alliance Community Trusts

Brain Injury Art Show


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