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GW Experts Available to Comment on Holiday Health Stories

WASHINGTON (Nov. 20, 2012) – Health wise, holidays are full of overeating and generally overdoing it. Every year there are issues with stress, depression, turkey safety – many either undercook their turkey or burn themselves while trying to deep fry it – and potential injury during a “friendly” neighborhood football game. Below is a list of George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) experts available to comment on your holiday health stories.

Please contact Anne Banner at abanner@gwu.edu or 202-994-2261 to interview an expert. 

Daniel Lieberman, MD, FAPA, Director of Research, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Lorenzo Norris, MD, Director, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Psychiatric Consultation-Liaison Service

Dr. Lieberman and Dr. Norris can speak on stress and depression occurring during the holiday season.

Babak Sarani, MD, FACS, Associate Professor of Surgery; Chief of Trauma and Acute Surgery

Dr. Sarani is available to speak on burns from deep frying a turkey, car accidents from holiday travel, domestic violence, and other trauma situations occurring during the holidays.

Antoinette Saddler, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine

Dr. Saddler can speak on prevention and treatment of food poisoning and other dietary concerns from undercooking and overeating.

Rajeev Pandarinath, MD, Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Pandarinath is available to comment on prevention and treatment of sports injury occurring from holiday activities.