Mitul Kapadia, MD

Co-Director of the UCSF Sports Concussion Program
Director of Pediatric Rehabiliation Medicine

Dr. Mitul Kapadia is director of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Program at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. He is a pediatric physiatrist, specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation for infants, children and adolescents and treating disabling conditions, such as brain and spinal cord injuries, rheumatologic disorders, amputations or limb deficiencies, cancer, neurologic conditions, and orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions. He has a special interest in sports medicine and concussion management in young athletes.

Kapadia received medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. He completed two residencies at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, one in Pediatrics and one in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and is board certified in both disciplines. He also has certification in structural acupuncture for physicians from Harvard University and adapts acupuncture techniques to treat patients with various ailments. Additionally, he received a master of science in International Health Policy from the London School of Economics. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics and American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Kapadia's research interests include global health, particularly in the developing world, and he has delivered pediatric medical care in various regions, including India, Nepal, Botswana, Ecuador and Haiti. Kapadia, an assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at UCSF, is the recipient of numerous teaching awards.


Sports Concussion 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.

Board Certification

Pediatric Rehabilitation Medic, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab
Physical Medicine & Rehab, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab

Academic Title

Assistant Professor

More about Mitul Kapadia


University of Texas-Galveston School of Medicine 2006


Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals 2011