Dosenbach Studies Newborn Who Suffered Perinatal Stroke, Defied All Logic

Nico U. Dosenbach, MD, PhD, associate professor of neurology and radiology, met 13-year-old Daniel Carr in 2012 to determine why the boy’s right side was weakened. At first, Dosenbach thought his patient experienced a small stroke as a newborn but after an MRI, he discovered that Daniel had suffered a massive perinatal stroke and lost large parts of his brain. But Daniel — as an active, athletic young man who did fine in school — defied all logic.

Dosenbach and his colleagues studied Daniel for the next four years, performing 30 hours worth of precision functional mapping to determine how he was able to overcome such a major injury. They published their case report in Lancet Neurology.

Read more in The Washington Post.