September 27, 2013
CHOC Children's pediatrician and sports medicine specialist, Chris Koutures, MD, will appear as an expert on the highly rated award-winning health care television program American Health Journal on PBS SoCal TV on Friday, September 27th at 5:30 p.m. He will discuss the topic of concussions in children.
Dr. Koutures attended medical school at University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he also completed both his internship and his residency. He served his fellowship in sports medicine at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Koutures is American Board of Pediatrics certified in both general pediatrics and sports medicine. He is an elected member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Executive Committee on Sports Medicine and Fitness. He has authored many medical publications and regularly delivers sports medicine lectures. Dr. Koutoures mentors residents at CHOC and is the medical director for the Athletic Training Education Program at Cal State Fullerton.
The recipient of more than 90 national and international awards, including 15 Telly Awards, American Health Journal airs on PBS and other national network affiliates that reach more than 30 million households. Each 30-minute episode features six segments with a diverse range of medical specialists discussing a full spectrum of health topics. For more information, visit www.discoverhealth.tv
About CHOC Children's: Named one of the best children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report (2013-2014) and a 2013 Leapfrog Top Hospital, CHOC Children's is exclusively committed to the health and well-being of children through clinical expertise, advocacy, outreach and research that brings advanced treatment to pediatric patients. Affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, CHOC’s regional healthcare network includes two state-of-the-art hospitals in Orange and Mission Viejo, several primary and specialty care clinics, a pediatric residency program, and four centers of excellence - The CHOC Children’s Heart, Neuroscience, Orthopaedic and Hyundai Cancer Institutes.
CHOC earned the Gold Level CAPE Award from the California Council of Excellence, the only children’s hospital in California to ever earn this distinction, and was awarded Magnet designation, the highest honor bestowed to hospitals for nursing excellence. Recognized for extraordinary commitment to high-quality critical care standards, CHOC’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is the first in the United States to earn the Pediatric Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence.
Denise Almazan, Director of Public Relations
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