Prof Chris Giza

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Christopher Giza graduated from Dartmouth College, received his M.D. from West Virginia University and completed his internship at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Giza then trained in Adult and Pediatric Neurology at UCLA.  He then worked on the Yosemite Search and Rescue team before joining the UCLA Brain Injury Research Center.  Dr. Giza traveled to Afghanistan in 2011 as a civilian advisor to the Department of Defense.  Dr. Giza co-Chaired the American Academy of Neurology’s committee that developed the evidence-based Practice Guideline for Management of Sports Concussions from 2009-2013. He currently serves on advisory committees for TBI/concussion with the CDC, NCAA, MLS and USSF, and has been a clinical consultant for the NFL, NHL and MLS. He is currently Professor of Pediatric Neurology and Neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine and Mattel Children’s Hospital. In addition, Dr. Christopher Giza is the Co-Medical Director of UCLA’s Operation Mend which is a partnership between UCLA, the United Stated military and the Department of Veteran Affairs to help provide comprehensive medical treatment for veterans and their families. Dr. Giza is also the founder and director of the UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT Program, a comprehensive sports concussion/mild TBI program for prevention, outreach, research and treatment. 


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