About Our Center

Utilizing cutting-edge technologies, the Stanford Concussion and Brain Performance Center supports its 4 core values (1) Scientific discovery and collaborative research innovation, (2) Clinical excellence, (3) Performance translation (4) Global public education and outreach. Our Center unifies experts in the field of traumatic brain injury diagnostics and treatment with the goal of not only advancing science, but also disseminating that knowledge in global outreach initiatives and public education - making Stanford the only concussion center with a global initative. A new sub-division of the Center, the Stanford Athletics Brain Research (SABER) Program, evaluates, monitors, and improves brain cognitive performance. This represents one of the only programs with a focus on following the longitudinal health of female athletes. 

Our clinicians and researchers incorporate state-of-the-art, customized and comprehensive concussion exams utilizing EYE-SYNC eye-tracking measurements to understand the effects of brain injury and start the process of rehabilitation. The eye-tracking test is 30 seconds and the results show the ability to focus - a key problem after a concucssion and other brain injuries. By identifying concussion subtypes in our patients, we coordinate personalized rehabilitation safely and efficiently. 

Department of Neurosurgery

Our Center is a part of the Stanford Department of Neurosurgery, a world leader in the fast-paced environment of innovative research translation.

Stanford Health Care

Our multidisciplinary team of clinicians collaborate to provide our adult patients the best treatment options for concussion and traumatic brain injury.

Stanford Children's Health

The Stanford Children’s Health Concussion program is a comprehensive program designed to help your child return to sports and regular activity safely after concussion.

Our Core Values

In The News

Stanford Researchers Outline Role of a Deep Brain Structure in Concussion

In a new Stanford study co-authored by Dr. Gerald Grant, researchers have gathered evidence to suggest that impacts to the side of the head may cause concussion symptoms through damage to the corpus callosum.

American Academy of Pediatrics Updates Concussion Guidelines

The American Academy of Pediatrics updated its guideline for treating mild brain trauma. Angela Lumba-Brown, clinical assistant professor of pediatrics and of emergency medicine, and co-director of the Stanford Concussion and Brain Performance Center, was interviewed during this NPR segment.

Concussion Researchers Study Head Motion in High School Football Players

In a study launched last month, a research team led by concussion experts David Camarillo, PhD, and Gerald Grant, MD, is outfitting Bay Area high school football players with mouthguards that measure the motion of the head during impacts sustained in practices and games.

NPR's Wellness Wednesday Highlights New CDC Head Injury Guidelines

NPR interview with Dr. Angela Lumba-Brown, lead author of the CDC's new guidelines concussion and mild traumatic brain injuries in children. 

CDC Releases First Guildelines Focused on Treatment for Kids After Concussion

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a major new guideline on diagnosing and managing head injuries in children. Dr. Angela Lumba-Brown, co-director of the Stanford Concussion and Brain Performance Center, is first author of the guideline.

This Gadget Knows When Players Have a Concussion. Will the NFL Take Note? 

Inc.com reviews startup, SyncThink, and its device, EyeSync, which can detect brain injuries more reliably. The startup was created by Stanford neurosurgeon, Dr. Jamshid Ghajar

Stanford Collaborates wtih TeachAids to Launch Concussion Education 

Stanford neurosurgeons have teamed up with TeachAids to create CrashCourse, a new, interactive, concussion prevention and education course. 

How VR and Sideline Brain Scans Could Help Diagnose Concussions

College football teams are adding a new gadget to their sidelines, the EyeSync; a pair of virtual reality goggles designed to diagnose concussions. Stanford Neurosurgeon, Dr. Jamshid Ghajar, founder of the company that designed the EyeSync goggles comments. 

Stanford Researchers Start Concussion Study with High School Athletes

Stanford neurosurgeons, Dr. Gerald Grant and Dr. Jamshid Ghajar, are teaming up with several regional high schools for a study that will use virtual reality headsets to track eye movements to better spot concussions.

Can Brain Injuries in Football be Avoided? 

A woman who's father suffered from CTE after playing for the NFL, is now allowing her son to play high-school football. Experts, including Stanford neurosurgeon Dr. Jamshid Ghajar,  weigh in on the safety of kids playing sports and the risks of concussion.

Stanford's Eye-Sync Technology Helping Diagnose Concussions on the Football Field

Eye-Sync, a new virtual reality technology, is the brainchild of Stanford neurosurgeon, Dr. Jamshid Ghajar. The technology can help sports medicine professionals determine whether an athlete needs to be removed from play within a minute.

The Rest of America Should Get Concussion Care Like NFL Players

Dr. Jamshid Ghajar, Director of Stanford’s Concussion and Brain Performance Center, comments on how the NFL has advantages over the rest of the nation when it comes to concussion care, and how his research is helping to standardize care for all Americans.

Sometimes a single, less violent hit to the head, can do all the damage alone." - Dr. Ghajar

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We've partnered with TeachAids to create the first global education software for sports head injury prevention. Together we've developed CrashCourse - a new education initiative that uses a comprehensive, evidence-based approach, to develop a software addresing the multiple factors contributing to concussions in youth.