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Dr. Bennet Omalu

First to Discover & Diagnose Chronic Brain Damage in NFL Athletes; Subject of 2015 Film "Concussion"

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 Dr. Bennet Omalu Biography

Dr. Bennet Omalu’s story is one of great triumph in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. Born in 1968 in Eastern Nigeria during the civil war, his family lived as refugees, his town under constant fire by the Nigerian Air Force. Despite suffering war-related under-nutrition in the first two years of his life, Omalu would go on to attend medical school at age 15 and become a physician by age 21.

In 2002, Dr. Omalu made a career breakthrough when he became the first doctor to discover and identify chronic brain damage as a major factor in the deaths of some professional athletes. He called the disease Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), which he first discovered as the result of an autopsy he performed on Mike Webster—one of the best Centers in NFL history. “Iron Mike”, the legendary Pittsburgh Steeler and Hall of Famer, died at age 50, his brain revealing something doctors had never seen before. Within five years of reporting on Webster’s case, Dr. Omalu went on to identify CTE in eight more deceased NFL players. He was also the first to discover CTE in military veterans diagnosed with PTSD, as well as professional wrestlers. But his findings were summarily dismissed—and even ridiculed—by his professional peers, the NFL, and the sports industry. The NFL even made a concerted effort to retract Dr. Omalu’s published papers. But he stood his ground in search of the truth.

Today, CTE has become generally accepted and Dr. Omalu’s findings have revolutionized neuroscience, sports medicine and safety, the study of all types of brain trauma, and the entire sports industry. In 2015, Omalu’s life and work will be chronicled in a book and film, both titled Concussion. The book was released in November 2015 and Will Smith will portray Dr. Bennet Omalu in the film, which hits theaters Christmas Day, 2015.

Dr. Omalu was awarded a WebMD Health Heroes 2015 award for his discovery of CTE and raising awareness to the disease. Health Heroes awards are given to those who do great things to help others live healthier, better lives.

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  • Dr. Bennet Omalu brings to the stage a rare combination of humility and fervor, as he shares his story of going from humble beginnings in war-torn Nigeria to becoming one of the biggest disrupters in the history of sports and medicine. He details the challenges he faced taking on the NFL and other top US franchises to ensure that the truth—and risk—of chronic brain damage was known, understood, accepted, and at all costs, prevented. He also discusses the biases and obstacles he overcame as an African immigrant staunchly committed to studying medicine in the U.S. and rising to the top of his field, despite all odds. **Don't Break the Rules, Change the Game: How Bennet Omalu single-handedly changed American football, Professional sports, and how the world perceives traumatic brain injuries** **Dream the Dream Bigger: How to conquer personal weaknesses by never losing sight of your goals and true potential ** **Overcoming Biases in Every Endeavor** **The Mustard Seed Effect: How small steps can spark major change**

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Dr. Bennet Omalu

First to Discover & Diagnose Chronic Brain Damage in NFL Athletes; Subject of 2015 Film "Concussion"

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Dr. Bennet Omalu Biography

Dr. Bennet Omalu’s story is one of great triumph in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. Born in 1968 in Eastern Nigeria during the civil war, his family lived as refugees, his town under constant fire by the Nigerian Air Force. Despite suffering war-related under-nutrition in the first two years of his life, Omalu would go on to attend medical school at age 15 and become a physician by age 21.

In 2002, Dr. Omalu made a career breakthrough when he became the first doctor to discover and identify chronic brain damage as a major factor in the deaths of some professional athletes. He called the disease Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), which he first discovered as the result of an autopsy he performed on Mike Webster—one of the best Centers in NFL history. “Iron Mike”, the legendary Pittsburgh Steeler and Hall of Famer, died at age 50, his brain revealing something doctors had never seen before. Within five years of reporting on Webster’s case, Dr. Omalu went on to identify CTE in eight more deceased NFL players. He was also the first to discover CTE in military veterans diagnosed with PTSD, as well as professional wrestlers. But his findings were summarily dismissed—and even ridiculed—by his professional peers, the NFL, and the sports industry. The NFL even made a concerted effort to retract Dr. Omalu’s published papers. But he stood his ground in search of the truth.

Today, CTE has become generally accepted and Dr. Omalu’s findings have revolutionized neuroscience, sports medicine and safety, the study of all types of brain trauma, and the entire sports industry. In 2015, Omalu’s life and work will be chronicled in a book and film, both titled Concussion. The book was released in November 2015 and Will Smith will portray Dr. Bennet Omalu in the film, which hits theaters Christmas Day, 2015.

Dr. Omalu was awarded a WebMD Health Heroes 2015 award for his discovery of CTE and raising awareness to the disease. Health Heroes awards are given to those who do great things to help others live healthier, better lives.

Dr. Bennet Omalu Videos

  • Dr Bennet Omalu | Full Address and Q&A | Oxford Union
    Omalu is a physician who has conducted groundbreaking research in the field of concussion in athletes. The 2011 NFL lockout was in part due to...
  • Motivational Speech by Dr. Bennet Omalu - YouTube
    Apr 11, 2016 ... Dr. Bennet Omalu will serve as EGSC's next Motivational Speaker. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity as Dr. Omalu brings...
  • Concussion Interview - Will Smith & Dr Bennet Omalu - YouTube

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Dr. Bennet Omalu Speaking Topics

  • Dr. Bennet Omalu brings to the stage a rare combination of humility and fervor, as he shares his story of going from humble beginnings in war-torn Nigeria to becoming one of the biggest disrupters in the history of sports and medicine. He details the challenges he faced taking on the NFL and other top US franchises to ensure that the truth—and risk—of chronic brain damage was known, understood, accepted, and at all costs, prevented. He also discusses the biases and obstacles he overcame as an African immigrant staunchly committed to studying medicine in the U.S. and rising to the top of his field, despite all odds. **Don't Break the Rules, Change the Game: How Bennet Omalu single-handedly changed American football, Professional sports, and how the world perceives traumatic brain injuries** **Dream the Dream Bigger: How to conquer personal weaknesses by never losing sight of your goals and true potential ** **Overcoming Biases in Every Endeavor** **The Mustard Seed Effect: How small steps can spark major change**

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  • How to book Dr. Bennet Omalu?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Dr. Bennet Omalu for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Dr. Bennet Omalu, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Dr. Bennet Omalu or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Dr. Bennet Omalu?

    Booking fees for Dr. Bennet Omalu, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Dr. Bennet Omalu, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Dr. Bennet Omalu?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Dr. Bennet Omalu for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Dr. Bennet Omalu for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Dr. Bennet Omalu or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Dr. Bennet Omalu or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Dr. Bennet Omalu is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Dr. Bennet Omalu for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Dr. Bennet Omalu generally travels from Sacramento, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Patrick Kennedy, Clint Malarchuk, Toby Cosgrove, Ty Carter and Brian Fleming. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Dr. Bennet Omalu for an upcoming event.

Dr. Bennet Omalu Speaker Videos

  • Dr Bennet Omalu | Full Address and Q&A | Oxford Union
    Omalu is a physician who has conducted groundbreaking research in the field of concussion in athletes. The 2011 NFL lockout was in part due to Omalu’s findings, as players made their own safety a...
    Motivational Speech by Dr. Bennet Omalu - YouTube
    Apr 11, 2016 ... Dr. Bennet Omalu will serve as EGSC's next Motivational Speaker. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity as Dr. Omalu brings to the ...
  • Concussion Interview - Will Smith & Dr Bennet Omalu - YouTube
    IFV 2013 Dr. Bennet Omalu on CTE and Brain Injuries - YouTube
  • How Dr. Bennet Omalu Became A Gamechanger - YouTube

Dr. Bennet Omalu Speaking Topics

  • Dr. Bennet Omalu brings to the stage a rare combination of humility and fervor, as he shares his story of going from humble beginnings in war-torn Nigeria to becoming one of the biggest disrupters in the history of sports and medicine. He details the challenges he faced taking on the NFL and other top US franchises to ensure that the truth—and risk—of chronic brain damage was known, understood, accepted, and at all costs, prevented. He also discusses the biases and obstacles he overcame as an African immigrant staunchly committed to studying medicine in the U.S. and rising to the top of his field, despite all odds. **Don't Break the Rules, Change the Game: How Bennet Omalu single-handedly changed American football, Professional sports, and how the world perceives traumatic brain injuries** **Dream the Dream Bigger: How to conquer personal weaknesses by never losing sight of your goals and true potential ** **Overcoming Biases in Every Endeavor** **The Mustard Seed Effect: How small steps can spark major change**

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