Dr. Bailes joined Jan Medical as the head of the clinical advisory board in December of 2015. He has been instrumental in guiding the company’s clinical strategy and concussion data collection. Dr. Bailes provides expertise in the areas of concussion, CTE and stroke, and is leading Jan Medical’s efforts in identifying the clinical implications of the BrainPulse signal in the field of concussion diagnosis.
Dr. Bailes is a recognized leader in the field of neurosurgery and the impact of brain injury on brain function. He is the Chair-Elect of the AANS/CNS Joint Section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care. He has been instrumental in the understanding of the clinical evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a progressive degenerative disease found in individuals who have been subjected to multiple concussions and other forms of head injury. Since 1994, he has been a neurological consultant to the NFL Players’ Association (NFLPA), which has supported research on the effects of head injuries on professional athletes, and currently is on the NFLPA Mackey White Health and Safety Committee. He is the Medical Director of the Center for Study of Retired Athletes based at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He has been an advisor to the NCAA and also is Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee for Pop Warner Football, the largest youth sports association in the U.S.
Dr. Bailes has over 300 scientific publications concerning various aspects of neurological surgery, including four books on neurological sports medicine, and performs editorial duties for a number of medical journals. Dr. Bailes has been honored as one of the nation’s best surgeons for ten consecutive years in U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Doctors” and was selected by Chicago Magazine as a Chicago top neurosurgeon. He played football for ten years, including in high school and at the collegiate level, was a Louisiana All-Star and All-State player, with his team winning a state championship his senior year. He has been a sideline physician at either the NFL or NCAA level for the last 25 years.
Julian E. Bailes is a Louisiana native who attended Louisiana State University attaining both his B.S. and M.D. degrees, following which he underwent neurosurgery residency training at Northwestern University Medical Center and a cerebrovascular fellowship at the Barrow Neurological Institute. For last five years he has been the Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery, Co-Director of the NorthShore Neurological Institute, and Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.