The Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury Program at Boston Medical Center provides consultation for inpatients and outpatients with sports-related neurological injuries in addition to other traumatic injuries, such as motor vehicle collisions, falls, and assault. Our board-certified neurologists care for patients longitudinally over the course of their recovery from their injury, in a variety of locations across Massachusetts. Our division has special interest in managing athletes at any point in their careers, including treating the long-term effects of traumatic brain injuries.

Areas of Expertise 

  • Concussion
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Whiplash Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Nerve Damage to Arm or Leg
  • Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome
  • Sciatica and Low Back Pain
  • Memory Impairment
  • Repetitive Use Injury
  • Heat Stroke/Heat Illness
  • Rhabdomyolysis
  • Myofascial Pain Syndromes

Diagnostics

  • Neuroimaging
  • Neuropsychological testing

Select Treatments

We provide a variety of outpatient therapies and interventions. We offer dedicated post-concussion rehabilitation at three locations including the Ryan Center at Boston University, Boston Medical Center, and Encompass Braintree Rehabilitation hospital. In the clinic, we provide manual therapy or injections for musculoskeletal pain. We also work closely with our colleagues in the pain division for interventional treatments.

Special Programs

Through our connection with the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy centers, we help patients explore their options in participation in these cutting-edge research programs.

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Neurology Department

Specialty Clinics

Neurology

The Neurology Department offers a full spectrum of neurological care, including examination, diagnostic evaluation, consultation, treatment, comprehensive follow-up, and rehabilitation recommendations for disorders of the nervous system.

Our Team

Douglas I Katz, MD

Professor of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

Traumatic Brain Injury, Neurorehabilitation, Cognitive/Behavioral Neurology, acquired brain injury, disorders of consciousness

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Brigid C Dwyer, MD

Neurologist

Special Interests

TBI, Concussion, Neurorehabilitation, Behavioral Neurology, Cognitive Impairment

Research Overview

Of the many ongoing clinical research projects at Boston University, our Sports Neurology division is most involved with the DIAGNOSE CTE and HOPE studies which evaluate the causes and risks for memory and behavioral symptoms after repetitive head injuries. We also work with the Boston University Sports Medicine and Pediatric Neurology departments to identify the optimal management of concussion and post-concussion syndromes.

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Education and Training

Our sports medicine division faculty are involved in the training and education of medical students and neurology residents at Boston University Medical Center. We also provide outreach programs for the neighborhood health clinics around Boston to educate primary care providers on proper initial evaluation and treatments for sport-related neurological injuries.