Sports Concussion Center
Athletes at all levels are vulnerable to concussion, yet every athlete is different and so is every head injury. The Sports Concussion Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center offers baseline concussion testing, evaluation and treatment for athletes of all ages. Our specialists combine their expertise to treat all aspects of your concussion so you can return to play sooner and safer.
Conditions We Treat
Our experts in concussion management can evaluate and treat a variety of post-concussion symptoms or related conditions.
- Cognitive issues (trouble concentrating or memory problems)
- Hearing and balance issues
- Personality changes
- Sensitivity to light and noise
- Sleep disturbances
Meet Your Care Team
Alex B. DiamondDO, MPH
- Adolescent Medicine, Adolescent Sports Medicine, Adolescent and Young Adult Health, Orthopaedics, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine
- Clinical Neuropsychologist, Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, Neurosciences, Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine
Andrew J. GregoryMD, FAAP
- Adolescent Sports Medicine, Adolescent and Young Adult Health, Fractures, Orthopaedics, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine
Why Choose the Sports Concussion Center at Vanderbilt
- Unique expertise
Vanderbilt has the only sports concussion center in Tennessee staffed by specially trained sports medicine doctors, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, physical and occupational therapists, and certified athletic trainers. Our team has the expertise and technology to manage all aspects of your concussion care, starting with baseline concussion testing and extending to evaluation and treatment.
- Highly trained specialists
Our board-certified doctors have received advanced training to diagnose and treat sports concussions. Many of our specialists have completed additional training in sports concussion programs throughout Major League Baseball, the National Football League and the National Hockey League. This depth of expertise translates into the best possible care and outcomes for you.
- Baseline and post-concussion testing
Vanderbilt is the only clinic in Tennessee offering comprehensive, validated baseline testing for athletes ages 5 and older. We recommend athletes have a pre-season baseline test every 1 to 2 years, depending on their age. We offer baseline tests and post-concussion ImPACT tests at our Medical Center East location in Nashville under expert supervision. We use these tests to develop a personalized care plan to meet your unique needs. Schedule baseline testing for individuals or groups at (615) 322-4540.
- Trusted by athletes
We are the official healthcare provider for the Nashville Predators, Nashville Sounds, Nashville Soccer Club, Vanderbilt University Commodores and Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association. You can expect the same level of care we provide these top athletes.
- International experts on concussions
Our experts serve on the Concussion in Sport Group, which is an international team of physicians who write the standard of care for sports concussion treatment worldwide. They also serve on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Pediatric Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Guideline Workgroup.
- Advancing research in concussion treatment
Our team is at the forefront of sports-related head injury research, both pre- and post-concussion. We identify and study unique variables that influence concussion management and recovery so we can offer you the latest, evidence-based treatment options.
Our team offers care at several locations in Middle Tennessee. You’ll find the same level of high-quality care at each location. At Vanderbilt Orthopaedics After-Hours Clinic, we offer prompt and urgent walk-in care for unexpected injuries – no appointment necessary.
Tests, Treatments and Services
The most common tests, treatments and service we offer include:
- Cognitive therapy
- Headache evaluation and treatment
- ImPACT (Immediate post-concussion assessment and cognitive testing)
- Mood evaluation and treatment
- Occupational therapy