About the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program
The first of its kind when it opened its doors in 2000, the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program is a global leader in testing, treating, and researching sports-related concussions.
With over 17,000 patient visits each year, our more than 30 staff members treat high school, college, and pro athletes — including many from the MLB, NHL, and NFL — from across the United States.
Pioneering ImPACT™ (Immediate Post-concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing)
Designed by our experts, ImPACT is the most used neurocognitive test — and the first of its kind — to help assess concussion. It is also the first medical device of its kind, along with a pediatric version, to receive U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance.
This tool provides doctors and athletic trainers with best practices to help them make safe return-to-play decisions.
The NFL, NHL, and more than 8,400 high schools and colleges across the country have mandated ImPACT.
Learn more about the ImPACT™ and the Pediatric ImPACT™ baseline concussion test. »
Providing Advanced Concussion Treatment
Our advanced concussion treatments — founded over a decade — include:
Conducting Evidence-based Concussion Research
Our program is a leading source for concussion research. We’ve published nearly 200 peer-reviewed concussion research studies (PDF).
And, centers throughout the United States have adopted our program's standard of concussion care.
Based on evidence-based research, our standard of care:
- Leads to better assessment of concussions.
- Improves concussion awareness and education.
- Helps pioneer new concussion treatments and rehab method.
Contact the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program
Call 412-432-3681 to learn more about us or schedule an appointment with one of our concussion experts.