Leadership Team

Jamshid Ghajar, MD, PhD, FACS
Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery
Director, Stanford Concussion and Brain Performance Center
President, Brain Trauma Foundation

Dr. Jamshid Ghajar completed the MD/PhD program at Cornell University Medical College. During his residency training in neurosurgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital, he invented and patented several neurosurgical devices that are currently used worldwide. After residency, he joined the faculty at the New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and was a founder of the Brain Trauma Foundation (BTF) in 1986. The mission of the BTF is to improve the outcome of patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). He joined the neurosurgery faculty at Stanford in February 2014.

Angela Lumba-Brown, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics
Director of Research, Stanford Concussion and Brain Performance Center
Co-Director, Stanford Brain Trauma Evidence-Based Consortium

Dr. Lumba-Brown is an expert workgroup member and the first-author on the Centers for Disease Control's Guidelines on pediatric mild traumatic brain injury. Dr. Lumba-Brown joined Stanford in 2018 and directs clinical research at the Center, focusing on traumatic brain injury including concussion subtypes and therapeutics. 

Team Members

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

Viet Nguyen, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences

Maya Yutsis, PhD, ABPP-CN
Neuropsychologist, Clinical Assistant Professor (Affiliated) (SHC), Neurology

Pamela Triano, PT, NCS
Neurologic Physical Therapist

Melissa Lewis, MSN, ANP-BC
Nurse Practitioner, Neurology & Neurosurgery

Erin Isanhart, PT, DPT, NCS
Physical Therapist

Stanford Pediatric Concussion Clinic

Gerald Grant, MD, FACS
Professor of Neurosurgery
and, by Courtesy, of Neurology
Chief, Pediatric Neurosurgery

Anna Viet, NP
Nurse Practitioner

Stanford Sports Medicine

William J. Maloney, MD
Boswell Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Chair, Orthopaedic Surgery

Calvin Hwang, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopeadic Surgery
Team Physician, Stanford Athletics and Golden State Warriors

Susan Hock Hanson, RN
Assistant Nurse Manager, Sports Medicine

Geoffrey Abrams, MD
Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Medical Director, Lacob Family Sports Medicine Ctr.

Andrea Kussman, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Brain Trauma Evidence-Based Consortium (B-TEC)

Annette M. Totten, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, Oregon Health & Science University

Cynthia Davis O'Reilly, BS
Research Associate, Oregon Health and Science University

Masaru Teramoto, PhD, MPH
Research Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Utah Health

Erica Hart, MST
Research Assistant, Oregon Health and Science University

Contact Us:

Interested in joining our research team? Please contact us to learn more about our research opportunities:

Tel: (650) 497-7045
Email: braincenter@stanford.edu

Administrative Associate


Falene Garcia

Tel: (650) 498-1482

Email: Falene@stanford.edu