- School of Public Health Mohammad R. Torabi Early Career Outstanding Alumni Award (2019)
Dr. Johnathon Shaffer earned his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from the Indiana University School of Public Health in 2011. He went on to attend the University of Queensland -Ochsner Clinical School, completing two years of medical school in Brisbane, Australia, followed by two years of clinical training in New Orleans, Louisiana, at the Ochsner Clinic Foundation.
Throughout his career he has been a major proponent of exercise for the maintenance of neurological, cognitive, and overall health. He was a member of Indiana Collegiate Emergency Medical Services while at IU, covering a vast array of events including the Little 500. He helped organize and facilitate several outreach programs, including one through the New Orleans Saints NFL Trainer’s Symposium for Youth. He is currently advocating for more athletic training support in Baltimore County, for which he has submitted a proposal for a highly competitive Palatucci Grant from the American Academy of Neurology.
Most recently, he was awarded a fellowship in Sports Neurology, Neuromodulation, and Interventional Pain at the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles for 2020. There he will be a consulting physician or team physician to the Los Angeles area professional sports teams, colleges and other area teams, including Team HEAL high schools in inner city Los Angeles.