Dr. Bennet Omalu
Dr. Bennet Omalu, the renowned Nigerian-American physician, forensic pathologist and neuropathologist, who first identified and then heightened awareness of a debilitating form of brain damage in many former National Football League players, will deliver the Green Foundation Lecture during the annual Hancock Symposium at Westminster College on Sept. 15, 2016, at 1 p.m.
Dr. Omalu received his M.B., B.S. (M.D.) from the University of Nigeria in 1991 and his Master of Public Health in epidemiology from University of Pittsburgh in 2004. He also received his MBA from Carnegie Mellon University in 2008. Omalu holds board certifications in anatomic pathology, clinical pathology, forensic pathology and neuropathology. He is also board certified in medical management and is a Certified Physician Executive. Omalu was the first to identify, describe and name chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) as a disease entity in football players and wrestlers. He is currently the chief medical examiner of San Joaquin County, California, and is the president and medical director of Bennet Omalu Pathology. He also serves as a clinical professor and associate physician diplomate at the UC Davis Medical Center Department of Medical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.