Anthony Kontos, PhD

Associate Professor Research Director, Sports Medicine Concussion Program

    Dr. Kontos is Director of Research for the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program and Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Department of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Pittsburgh.  He received his doctoral degree in kinesiology/sport psychology from Michigan State University where he received master’s degrees in counseling psychology and exercise science and completed an internship in counseling psychology. He completed his B.A. in psychology at Adrian College, where he was a four-year starter on the men’s soccer team. Dr. Kontos has specialized in concussion research for the past 13 years and has 181 professional publications and 277 professional presentations. His research is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Department of Defense (DoD), as well as other organizations. His research focuses on concussion risk factors; neurocognitive and neuromotor effects; psychological issues; treatment; and concussion in military, pediatric, and sport populations. Dr. Kontos is a fellow and past-president of the American Psychological Association’s Division 47- Society for Sport, Exercise & Performance Psychology, and a fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology, Association for Applied Sport Psychology, and Eastern Psychological Association. He is also the lead co-author (with Dr. Michael Collins) of Concussion: A Clinical Profiles Based Approach to Assessment and Treatment.