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Concussion and Brain Injury Program

The Bay Area Concussion and Brain Injury Program at UCSF is the region's premier center for evaluating and treating head injuries in athletes. Our team includes experts from specialties such as sports medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neuropsychology, neuroradiology, neurology and neurosurgery. With this combined expertise, the program can evaluate, diagnose and manage virtually any sports concussion and help athletes safely recover and even return to sports.

Patients can be seen by several specialists in one location on the same day.

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A sports concussion can be a very serious brain injury. Concussions can be caused by a blow to the head, neck or body and require immediate diagnosis and management.

Symptoms of a concussion include:

  • Confusion
  • Difficulty concentrating or remembering things
  • Dizziness or problems with balance or coordination
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia or excessive sleepiness
  • Nausea
  • Problems with balance and coordination

The Bay Area Concussion and Brain Injury Program is a collaboration by experts at UCSF Medical Center, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital and San Francisco General Hospital.

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Depending on your health insurance, you may need a referral from a primary care doctor.

Getting Here

Concussion and Brain Injury Program
1500 Owens St., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-1915
Fax: (415) 514-6075

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Access Your Health Information Online

This clinic uses UCSF MyChart, an online patient service. Message your provider, request medication refills, view some test results and more.

Learn more about UCSF MyChart

Parking

A parking lot is available adjacent to 1500 Owens St.

Parking fees are:

  • First hour $3
  • Two hours $5
  • Each additional hour $3
  • More than seven hours $24
  • After 6 p.m., $2 flat rate

Patients with disabled placards or license plates pay $3 for the first hour and $5 for up to 24 hours.

Parking fees are paid in advance at one of three kiosks. The kiosks accept cash (coins and bills up to $10) and credit cards (Visa and MasterCard).

Parking garages are available nearby, at 1625 Owens St. and at 1630 Third St., at higher hourly rates.

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Clinic Team

Mitchel Berger
Dr. Mitchel Berger,
neurosurgeon
Amy Gelfand
Dr. Amy Gelfand,
pediatric neurologist
Sheila Jenkins
Dr. Sheila Jenkins,
pediatric neurologist
Mitul Kapadia
Dr. Mitul Kapadia,
pediatric physiatrist
Joel Kramer
Joel Kramer,
neuropsychologist
Anthony Luke
Dr. Anthony Luke,
primary care sports medicine specialist
C. Benjamin Ma
Dr. C. Benjamin Ma,
orthopedic surgeon
Geoffrey Manley
Dr. Geoffrey Manley,
neurosurgeon
Bruce L. Miller
Dr. Bruce L. Miller,
neurologist
Pratik Mukherjee
Dr. Pratik Mukherjee,
radiologist
Carlin Senter
Dr. Carlin Senter,
primary care sports medicine specialist
Elise Hammond
Elise Hammond,
concussion clinic coordinator