The Stanford Concussion and Brain Performance Center

The Center was founded in 2014, and is part of the Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford Medical School. The Center Director is Dr. Jamshid Ghajar, a neurosurgeon with extensive experience with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and concussion.  Dr. Jamshid Ghajar has written extensively on concussion and TBI, and established the Brain Trauma Foundation in 1986 to provide the best practice guidelines to doctors and trauma centers that have played integral roles in decreasing the rate of death by 50%.  The daily clinical research operations of the Center are under the direction of Dr. Jessica A. Little, Clinical Assistant Professor, and Director of Clinical Research and Operations.  

The Center aims to improve outcomes for TBI patients worldwide by working closely with the Brain Trauma Foundation and other institutions to develop best practice guidelines, conduct clinical research, and educate medical professionals and consumers. The Stanford Concussion and Brain Performance Center is aligned with the newly established Brain Trauma Evidence-based Consortium (B-TEC), whose primary goal is to conduct clinical research that serves to maximize the understanding of TBI and concussion, as well as integrate it with evidence-based medicine. 

Our Center is at the forefront of concussion and TBI research and is incorporating state of the art eye-tracking tests, EYE-SYNC, in all of its studies.  The EYE-SYNC test is administered via customized eye tracking technology, called Dynamic Visual Synchronization (DVS) Goggles.  The eye tracking test is 30 seconds and the results show the ability to focus - a key problem after a concussion.

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Brain Trauma Evidence-Based Consortium (B-TEC): 

The Center is developing a new brain trauma classification system that aims to develop effective diagnostics and therapeutics, headed by Dr. Ghajar. The consortium will involve a number of Stanford researchers, as well as colleagues at the Brain Trauma Foundation (BTF); a recognized world leader in evidence-based severe brain trauma guidelines.  

BTF and B-Tec Consortium


Dr. Jamshid Ghajar discussing concussion.

If you have a brain, you are at risk of a concussion, and we need your help
Sometimes a single, less violent hit to the head, can do all the damage alone." - Dr. Ghajar

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