Our Team

Robert G. Graw, Jr., MD, CIC

Founder and CEO

Dr. Graw is CEO of regional urgent care company Righttime Medical Care, President of Ancillary Services, Inc., a medical services company, and Managing Partner of the Pediatric Group, a private pediatric practice. He founded HeadFirst Sports Injury and Concussion Care in 2012 as a result of years of research, training, and planning with a task force he initiated called the Concussion Consortium. Dr. Graw obtained his B.A. from Pomona College in Claremont, California and his M.D. from the University of California in Irvine, California. He completed his internship and residency in Pediatrics and Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at the Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles.

Dr. Graw is Board-certified in pediatrics, with a sub-specialty Board certification in pediatric hematology-oncology, and has published more than 100 articles in medical literature. Dr. Graw also holds the title of Credentialed ImPACT® Consultant (CIC), and has undergone specialized ImPACT training to offer state-of-the-art concussion care management to patients. He was the first Pediatric CIC provider in the state of Maryland.

Karen Laugel, MD, FAAP

Medical Director

Dr. Laugel oversees all HeadFirst clinics and their related clinical activities involving professional medical judgment and the delivery of patient care for mild traumatic brain injuries. She serves as HeadFirst's senior medical liaison to collaborate with the Righttime Clinical Management team as well as with the company's network of specialists and hospitals throughout the state. Additionally, Dr. Laugel frequently cares for patients at the Germantown, Silver Spring, and Waugh Chapel HeadFirst clinics.

Dr. Laugel joined HeadFirst after moving to Maryland from Connecticut, where she founded and served as medical director for HeadZone Concussion Care. Additionally, she has many years of experience as a medical provider in the hospital and pediatric urgent care setting. Dr. Laugel received her doctorate from Howard University College of Medicine, completed a pediatric residency program at the Connecticut Children's Medical Center, and is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Stanford J. Coleman, MD

Concussion Specialist

Dr. Coleman, who also serves as Righttime Medical Care’s Chief Networking Officer for Medical Affairs and Community Relations, sees HeadFirst patients at our Pikesville and Silver Spring clinics. Dr. Coleman is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the National Board of Medical Examiners. He received his medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine in 1975 and his MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business in 1995. He is a licensed pediatrician in the State of Maryland.

Marc E. Weber, MD, JD

Concussion Specialist

Dr. Weber, who also serves as Chief Medical Officer for Righttime Medical Care, is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, along with past certifications in emergency medicine and pediatric emergency medicine. Dr. Weber received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences in Memphis and a Juris Doctor degree from Saint Louis University School of Law in St. Louis, Mo.

Bradley P. Graw, MD

Consulting Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Graw is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and holds memberships in the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons and American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. Dr. Graw received his Medical Doctorate from Georgetown University in Washington, DC, and completed fellowships in Joint Replacement at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA and in Sports Medicine at Sports Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Medicine Associates (SOAR) in Redwood City, CA. As a physician leader and entrepreneur, Dr. Graw also holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is team physician for Stanford University Men’s Lacrosse, and is licensed to practice medicine in Maryland and California.

Tony Doran, PsyD

Pediatric Neuropsychologist

Dr. Doran has more than 20 years of experience in psychological assessment. He utilizes concussion management software technology and takes a developmental neuropsychological approach to head injury evaluation and management. Dr. Doran completed his post-doctoral training in pediatric neuropsychology at Harvard Medical School and received a doctorate of psychology from the University of Hartford. Past research projects have been several studies evaluating severe stress in Special Forces personnel and studies monitoring DoD and Navy suicide prevention efforts. Dr. Doran has taught multiple psychology classes at the United States Naval Academy and John Hopkins University and was the psychological consultant for the Leadership, Ethics, and Law department that trains over 4,000 midshipmen each year. In addition to his private practice, over the past several years Dr. Doran has served as a subject matter expert and consultant for Military and Law Enforcement Commanders selecting Special Forces personnel at a variety of sites throughout the country.

Michelle Brendle, PA-C

Concussion Specialist

Ms. Brendle earned her Bachelor of Physician Assistant studies and completed the Physician Assistant Program at the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore where she graduated summa cum laude. Ms. Brendle previously served in the United States Army as a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Staff Sergeant and received a Purple Heart in 2004.

Jessica O'Brien, FNP-BC

Concussion Specialist

Ms. O’Brien, who also serves as Righttime Medical Care's Director of Nurse Practitioners and Medical Education, graduated from Monmouth University with a Master of Science degree and is a Board-certified emergency nurse. She previously worked as director of nursing for a correctional facility and in emergency services for a community hospital. Ms. O'Brien has served as a preceptor for nursing students and was nominated for an excellence award from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.

Lauren Burkhead, FNP-BC

Concussion Specialist

Ms. Burkhead is currently on sabbatical in Ireland.

Ms. Burkhead attended the University of Maryland, Baltimore, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Masters of Science as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the Urgent Care Association of America, and the Maryland Academy of Advanced Practice Clinicians.

Alan Pastrana

Community Advisor

Mr. Pastrana is a long-time community supporter of HeadFirst Sports Injury and Concussion CareBorn and raised in Anne Arundel County, he attended Annapolis High School where he received nine letters in football, wrestling, and lacrosse. After a year of preparatory schooling at Severn School, Mr. Pastrana accepted a full football scholarship to the University of Maryland where he was the team captain twice and earned First Team All-American honors as a lacrosse defenseman. After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education, he was drafted by the Denver Broncos Football Club and played for two years before briefly coaching the NFL's Buffalo Bills.

After three years of professional football, Mr. Pastrana returned to his roots at Anne Arundel Community College, where he began his career teaching and coaching career. At AACC, Professor Pastrana earned his Master of Arts in Human Relations and Supervision at George Washington University. He continued to teach and coach all sports for 40 years at AACC.

Mr. Pastrana is a member of four sports Hall of Fames (Annapolis High School, Severn School, AACC and Anne Arundel County), and currently enjoys his retirement with his wife, the former Miss Annapolis, Diane Laudenslager Pastrana. The Pastranas are parents of two grown daughters, Lisa and Shannon, and also have six grandchildren. In addition to serving as a consultant for HeadFirst, Mr. Pastrana devotes time to his local family concrete business, Charles A. Pastrana & Sons, Inc.

Concussions 101

The symptoms of a concussion can be tough for kids to recognize. Dr. Mike Evans is founder of the Health Design Lab at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute explains concussions for kids and parents.

Concussions Happen

A compilation of big hits from all sports that could, and in may cases did, lead to concussions.