Chris Giza, MD

Neurologist and TBI Director, UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT Program

    Christopher Giza graduated from Dartmouth College, received his M.D. from West Virginia University and completed his training in Neurology at UCLA. He then worked on the Yosemite Search and Rescue team before joining the UCLA Brain Injury Research Center in 1998.  He founded and directs the UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT program, and also serves as Medical Director for the Operation MEND-Wounded Warrior Project mild TBI program.  Dr. Giza co-authored concussion / mild TBI guidelines for the American Academy of Neurology, Centers for Disease Control and Injury Prevention and the Concussion in Sport Group (Berlin guidelines). He is a Professor of Pediatric Neurology and Neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine and UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital.  He currently serves on advisory committees for TBI/concussion with the NCAA, NBA, Major League Soccer and US Soccer Federation, and has been a clinical consultant for the NFL, NHLPA, MLB and MLS.