NNS 2024

Christopher C. Giza

Position: MD
Christopher C. Giza:
Categories: Planning Committee

Dr. Giza graduated from Dartmouth College, received his M.D. from West Virginia University and completed Adult and Pediatric Neurology training at UCLA. He then worked on the Yosemite Search and Rescue team before joining the UCLA Brain Injury Research Center in 1998. He was appointed to the California State Athletic Commission from 2005-2015, served on the Blue Ribbon Panel on TBI and PTSD for the Pentagon in 2009 and 2010, and traveled to Afghanistan in 2011 as a civilian advisor to the Department of Defense. He directs the UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT program & the Operation Mend mild TBI program. Dr. Giza co-authored concussion/mild TBI guidelines for the AAN (2013), CDC (for youth 2018) and the Concussion in Sport Group (Berlin Guidelines 2017). His research focuses on translational aspects of concussion and TBI, including pediatrics, anxiety, cognition, migraine, post-traumatic epilepsy, with emphasis on the effects of physical activity and environment.

Christopher C. Giza, MD
Professor of Pediatric Neurology and Neurosurgery
Director, UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT Program
Director, UCLA Easton Clinic for Brain Health
Medical Director, Operation MEND-Wounded Warrior Project TBI Program
UCLA Brain Injury Research Center
Interdepartmental Programs for Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital
Follow me on Twitter: @griz1