The Stanford Concussion and Brain Performance Center
The Center was founded in 2014, and is part of the Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford Medical School. The Center Director is Dr. Jamshid Ghajar, a neurosurgeon with extensive experience with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and concussion. Dr. Jamshid Ghajar has written extensively on concussion and TBI, and established the Brain Trauma Foundation in 1986 to provide the best practice guidelines to doctors and trauma centers that have played integral roles in decreasing the rate of death by 50%. The daily clinical research operations of the Center are under the direction of Dr. Angela Lubma-Brown, Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, Director of Research, Stanford Concussion and Brain Performance Center, and Co-Director, Stanford Brain Trauma Evidence-Based Consortium.
The Center aims to improve outcomes for TBI patients worldwide by working closely with the Brain Trauma Foundation and other institutions to develop best practice guidelines, conduct clinical research, and educate medical professionals and consumers. The Stanford Concussion and Brain Performance Center is aligned with the newly established Brain Trauma Evidence-based Consortium (B-TEC), whose primary goal is to conduct clinical research that serves to maximize the understanding of TBI and concussion, as well as integrate it with evidence-based medicine.
Our Center is at the forefront of concussion and TBI research and is incorporating state of the art eye-tracking tests, EYE-SYNC, in all of its studies. The EYE-SYNC test is administered via customized eye tracking technology, called Dynamic Visual Synchronization (DVS) Goggles. The eye tracking test is 30 seconds and the results show the ability to focus - a key problem after a concussion.