History of Global PTSI Foundation

Chicago Medical Innovations (CMI) was formed by Dr Lipov in 2009. In the last 2 years LTC (ret) Rick Cantwell and Dr Lipov have been working together to help the Veterans and active duty personnel by treating their PTSD /PTSI with stellate ganglion blocks (SGB). Rick’s influence, Dr Lipov’s clinical successes, and Lane Ostrow's executive leadership have led to the name change of CMI to Global Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Foundation (“GPTSIF”) with Rick Cantwell as Chairman of the Board, Dr. Eugene Lipov, Chief Science Officer, Dr. Julian Ungar-Sargon as the Chair of the Medical Advisory Board and Lane Ostrow at the Executive Director / CEO.

PTSD/PTSI is a large problem requiring a large solution, especially military related PTSD/PTSI. Col Cantwell’s leadership, solid military experience and commitment to the troops makes him a perfect person to be the architect and the Chairman of the Board for GPTSIF’s mission of helping over 1.300,000 troops with PTSD/PTSI.

GPTSIF was created to support the novel use of SGB to treat patients with Post-Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI).

The second mission for GPTSIF is to promote research and medical publications of SGB applications for PTSI.

Accomplishments to date:

  • Since its inception, SGB has been performed over 3,000 times.
  • GPTSIF has sponsored Dr. Lipov in multiple medical publications and presentations (Available upon request).
  • Dr. Lipov’s approach is now being utilized by a number of physicians to treat PTSD (Walter Reed Medical Center, Tripler, Long Beach VA Hospital, San Diego Naval Medical Center) and hot flashes (Mayo Clinic, Northwestern University, Rijnstate Hospital Velp, Netherlands)

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