ScienceWatch Highlights Dr. Patrick Kochanek and the University of Pittsburgh in Special Report on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Thomson Reuters’  ScienceWatch released a special topic report on TBI. This report surveyed bibliometric citation data aggregated by the Thomson Reuters Web of Science for the field of TBI over the past 15 years. We are pleased to note that the report identified Safar Center Director Dr. Kochanek as “the most prolific and most highly cited author in the TBI dataset.” He has either authored or coauthored 300 papers on TBI, which have collectively garnered 3, 800 citations. Safar Center Associate Director Dr. Robert Clark was identified as a coauthor on one third of those manuscripts. Dr. Kochanek commented that “This remarkable accomplishment reflects the special environment of the Safar Center, our highly collaborative and internationally recognized faculty across multiple departments and schools in the medical center, and our many outstanding trainees. We are grateful for the support from the US Army, the NIH, the Laerdal Foundation, and other funding agencies.”

Also, the University of Pittsburgh was rated the most productive center for research in TBI. ScienceWatch reported 970 papers with at least one Pitt associated author, and a collective citation count in excess of 16000. To read the full report, follow the link.