Naveen Kumar Yadav, PhD

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    Job Title :
    Clinical Research Scientist

    Areas of Treatment :
    Brain Injury/Concussion Research (Objective Diagnosis and Vision Rehabilitation)

    Hospital Affiliation :
    Midwestern University

    Practice Name :
    Midwestern University

    Location :
    Downers Grove, 60515 United States

    Practice Website :
    https://www.midwestern.edu

    Years in Practice :
    2009

    Areas of Expertise :
    Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Research, Visual Evoked Potentials (VEP), Electroretinogram (ERG), Photosensitivity and pupillary dynamics in TBI

    Education/Degree :
    BS (H) Optom., at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Master Degree at University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science, PhD at SUNY, College of Optometry

    Year Graduated :
    2004, 2008, 2014

    Faculty Appointments :

    • Teaches Optometry Students at Midwestern University Arizona College of Optometry

    Professional Society Memberships :
    American Academy of Optometry and Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

    Honors and Awards :

    • 2013-2014: Irvin M. Borish Ezell Fellowship (sponsored by Essilor), American Optometric Foundation (AOF)
    • 2009 � 2014: State University of New York, State College of Optometry, Graduate Scholarship
    • 2013: Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO)
    • 2004: Best Optometry Student Award from All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India
    • 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014: ARVO Student Travel Fellowship from American Academy of Optometry (AAO)
    • 2010, 2012, 2013: American Academy of Optometry (AAO) Student Travel Fellowship

    Articles/Publications :

    Teaching and Speaking :

    Teaching Experiences

    ·         January 2011, 2012, and 2013: Teaching assistant for Doctor of Optometry (OD) course in normal Binocular Vision at the SUNY, State College of Optometry, New York, NY, USA.

     

    ·         September 2005 – April 2008: Teaching assistant for Doctor of Optometry (OD) courses in Low Vision, Neurophysiology, and Pediatric Optometry at the School of Optometry, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada.

     

     

     

    Paper Presentations

     

    1.      Yadav N.K, Leat S.J, Irving E.L. ( 2007). Optimization of sweep VEP parameters. American Academy of Optometry (AAO), Tampa, Florida, USA.

    2.      Yadav N.K. (2007). Optimization of sweep VEP to assess visual development in children. Graduate Research Conference, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada.

    3.      Ciuffreda K. J, Yadav N.K, Han E, Ludlam D.P, Peddle A, Hulse P, Walter S, Han J. (2010). Distance perception in mild traumatic injury (mTBI). American Academy of Optometry (AAO), San Francisco, CA USA.

     

     

    Poster Presentations

    1.      Yadav N.K, Almoqbel F.M, Head L.M, Irving E.L, Leat S.J. (2007). The optimization of regression line fitting and the effect of luminance and temporal frequency on sweep VEP threshold. British Society of Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision Conference (BRISCEV), London, UK.

    2.      Head L.M, Almoqbel F.M, Yadav N.K, Leat S.J, Irving E.L. (2008). Parameters optimization of sweep visually evoked potential in children and comparison to adults. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.

    3.      Yadav N.K, Ludlam D.P, Ciuffreda K. J. (2011). Effect of different stimulus configuration on the visual evoked potential (VEP). The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.

     4.      Thiagarajan P,Ciuffreda K. J, Ludlam D.P, Yadav N.K. (2011).Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI): a unique case. American Academy of Optometry (AAO), Boston, MA USA.

    5.      Ciuffreda K. J, Gould J, Arthur B, Yadav N.K. (2011).The effect of retinal defocus and ocular dominance on simple eye-hand reaction time. American Academy of Optometry (AAO), Boston, MA USA.

    6.      Yadav N.K, Ludlam D.P, Ciuffreda K. J. (2012). Effect of binasal occlusion (BNO) on the visual-evoked potential (VEP) in mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). The

    Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.

    7.      Yadav N.K, Ludlam D.P, Willeford K.T, Ciuffreda K. J. (2012).  Objective assessment of visual-attention using the alpha-band component of the visual-evoked potential (VEP). American Academy of Optometry (AAO), Phoenix, AZ, USA.

    8.      Gould J, Ciuffreda K. J, Yadav N.K, Thiagarajan P. (2012). Retinal defocus and eye-hand reaction time in mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). American Academy of Optometry (AAO), Phoenix, AZ, USA.

    9.      Yadav N.K, Ciuffreda K. J. (2013). Optimization of check size and contrast on the visual-evoked potential (VEP) in visually-normal individuals. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Seattle, WA, USA.

    10.  Willeford K.T, Ciuffreda K.J, Yadav N.K.  (2013). Effect of test duration on the visual-evoked potential (VEP) and alpha wave responses. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Seattle, WA, USA.

    11.   Gould J, Ciuffreda K. J, Arthur B, Yadav N.K, Thiagarajan P. (2013). Effect of retinal defocus on simple eye-foot reaction time in traumatic brain injury. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Seattle, WA, USA.

    12.   Ludlam D.P,  Yadav N.K, Ciuffreda K. J.  (2013). Effect of simulated octant visual field defects on the visual-evoked potential (VEP). The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Seattle, WA, USA. 

    13.   Yadav N.K, Ciuffreda K. J. (2013). Optimization of the pattern visual evoked potential in the visually-normal and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) populations. American Academy of Optometry (AAO), Seattle, WA, USA.

    14.   Yadav N.K, Thiagarajan P, Ciuffreda K. J. Effect of oculomotor vision rehabilitation (OVR) on the visual-evoked potential (VEP) and visual attention in mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). American Academy of Optometry (AAO), Seattle, WA, USA.

    15.   Slotnick S,Ciuffreda K. J, Yadav N.K, Byne R. (2013). Relationship between prosopagnosia and hemifield loss of contrast perception following traumatic brain injury (TBI). American Academy of Optometry (AAO), Seattle, WA, USA.

    16.  Yadav N.K, Ciuffreda K. J. (2014). Effect of binasal occlusion and base-in prisms on the visual-evoked potential (VEP) in the visually-normal and mild traumatic brain injury populations. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Orlando, FL, USA.

     17.  Fimreite V, Yadav N.K, Ciuffreda K. J. (2014). Effect of luminance on the visual evoked potential (VEP) in visually-normal and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) populations. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Orlando, FL, USA.

    Research Interests :

    ·         Diagnosis of visual dysfunctions in the acquired brain injury (ABI) population by using objective techniques [multifocal visual evoked potential (mVEP), multifocal electroretinogram (mERG), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), function magnetic resonance (fMRI)]

    ·         Assessing therapeutic effects in ABI by using objective techniques [multifocal visual evoked potential (mVEP), multifocal electroretinogram (mERG), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), function magnetic resonance (fMRI)]

    ·         Assessing visual/general attention in TBI, Alzheimers, Parkinsons, and the Autistic population by measuring objectively alpha waves during different attentional modulation states

    ·         Assessing objectively visual-field defects in ABI, and in patients with glaucoma, retinitis pigmentosa, and macular degeneration using the clinical pattern VEP

    ·         Photosensitivity and pupillary dynamics in TBI

    ·         Visual development and the diagnosis of visual dysfunction in the pediatric population using the sweep visual-evoked potential (sVEP)

     

    ·         Binocular vision, depth/distance perception, motion perception, reaction time inTBI

    ·         Clinical Contact lens research 

     

    Attributes Success To:

    Hard work, guidance from supervisor and he always had a desire to help patients.

    Languages :
    English, Hindhi

    Place of Birth :
    Saharanpur (India)

    Gender :
    male

    Favorite Medical Journal :
    Brain Injury Journal, Informal Journal

    Hobbies/Sports :
    Cooking, Soccer, Squash

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