Concussion and Brain Injury Program

The Bay Area Concussion and Brain Injury Program at UCSF is the region's premier center for evaluating and treating head injuries in young athletes. Our team includes experts from specialties such as sports medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neuropsychology, neuroradiology, neurology and neurosurgery. With this combined expertise, the program can evaluate, diagnose and manage virtually any sports concussion and help athletes safely return to school and sports.

Patients can see several specialists in one location on the same day.

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A sports concussion can be a very serious brain injury. Concussions can be caused by a blow to the head, neck or body and require immediate diagnosis and management.

Symptoms of a concussion include:

  • Confusion
  • Difficulty concentrating or remembering things
  • Dizziness or problems with balance or coordination
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia or excessive sleepiness
  • Nausea
  • Problems with balance and coordination

Through the UCSF PlaySafe Program, concussion experts also work with schools throughout the San Francisco Bay Area to treat and raise awareness about concussion and brain injury.

Athletes at participating schools receive a comprehensive evaluation by a sports medicine doctor trained in concussion management, a detailed retur-to-play progression program, and consultation with a certified athletic trainer.

The Bay Area Concussion and Brain Injury Program is a collaboration of experts at UCSF Medical Center, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital and San Francisco General Hospital.

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Depending on your health insurance, you may need a referral from a primary care doctor.

Getting Here

Concussion and Brain Injury Program
1500 Owens St., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-1915
Fax: (415) 514-6075

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Parking

The Bay Area Concussion and Brain Injury Program is located in the Orthopaedic Institute. A parking lot is available adjacent to the building.

Parking fees are:

  • First hour $3
  • Two hours $5
  • Each additional hour $3
  • More than seven hours $24
  • After 6 p.m., $2 flat rate

Patients with disabled placards or license plates pay $3 for the first hour and $5 for up to 24 hours.

Parking fees are paid in advance at one of three kiosks. The kiosks accept cash (coins and bills up to $10) and credit cards (Visa and MasterCard).

Parking garages are available nearby at higher hourly rates.

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Clinic Team

Mitul Kapadia
Dr. Mitul Kapadia,
pediatric physiatrist
C. Benjamin Ma
Dr. C. Benjamin Ma,
orthopedic surgeon
Elise Hammond
Elise Hammond,
concussion clinic coordinator
Anthony Luke
Dr. Anthony Luke,
primary care sports medicine specialist
Carlin Senter
Dr. Carlin Senter,
primary care sports medicine specialist
Shannon Lundy
Shannon Lundy,
pediatric neuropsychologist
Geoffrey Manley
Dr. Geoffrey Manley,
neurosurgeon
Jessica Litwin
Dr. Jessica Litwin,
pediatric neurologist