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.

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    Cognitive issues (trouble concentrating or memory problems)
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    Hearing and balance issues
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    Personality changes
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    Irritability
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    Sensitivity to light and noise
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    Sleep disturbances
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Meet Your Care Team

Alex B. Diamond
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Alex B. DiamondDO, MPH

    Adolescent Sports Medicine, Adolescent and Young Adult Health, Orthopaedics, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine
Warne Fitch
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4.8

Warne FitchMD

    Adult Orthopaedics, Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine
Katherine Gifford

Katherine GiffordPsy.D.

    Alzheimer's Disease, Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, General Neurology, Neurology, Neurosciences, Orthopaedics, Psychiatry
Andrew J. Gregory
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Andrew J. GregoryMD, FAAP

    Adolescent Sports Medicine, Adolescent and Young Adult Health, Fractures, Orthopaedics, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine
Ashlee F. Lafontaine
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4.9

Ashlee F. LafontaineMD

    Adolescent Sports Medicine, Adolescent and Young Adult Health, Fractures, Orthopaedics, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine
Paul J. Rummo
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4.7

Paul J. RummoDO

    Adult Orthopaedics, Fractures, 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. Our baseline tests and post-concussion ImPACT tests are offered at locations around Middle Tennessee under expert supervision. We utilize 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, Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association and Tennessee State Soccer 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.

  • Convenience

    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:

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    Baseline concussion testing
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    Cognitive therapy
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    Headache evaluation and treatment
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    ImPACT (Immediate post-concussion assessment and cognitive testing)
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    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
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    Mood evaluation and treatment
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    Occupational therapy

Locations (6)

1215 21st Ave. S., Suite 4200
Nashville, TN 37232
1500 21st Avenue South, The Village at Vanderbilt, Suite 1506
Nashville, TN 37212
5002 Crossings Circle, Suite 230
Mount Juliet, TN 37122
324 Cool Springs Boulevard
Franklin, TN 37067
1003 Reserve Blvd., Suite 130
Spring Hill, TN 37174

Official healthcare provider for:

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    Nashville Predators
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    Nashville Sounds
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    Nashville Soccer Club
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    Vanderbilt Athletics
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    Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association