CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard Head Athletic Trainer Brant Berkstresser has been named one of the recipients of the 2013 Dean's Distinction Award.
Now in his fifth year at Harvard, Berkstresser serves the University on a number of fronts. As head athletic trainer since 2008, he oversees three consulting physicians and 10 athletic trainers and leads the team in the overall medical care and support of over 1,100 student-athletes. He works directly with the football, sailing and golf teams, and Berkstresser has also collaborated with Dr. Frank Wang (UHS) to create a state-of-the-art concussion management plan. His program includes an educational component to make student-athletes and coaches aware of all aspects of concussion injury.