Clinician Resources | Overview
At the Boston Children's Hospital Brain Injury Center, we welcome your referrals of patients with a known or suspected head or brain injury.
If you have questions about our brain injury clinics or which clinic is right for your patient, please call our Neurology Department and Brain Injury Center at 617-355-6388 or the Sports Medicine Concussion Clinic at 617-355-3501.
Referring patients to our concussion clinics
These clinics are for any patient who has had a recent concussion from any type of injury.
- Our Sports Medicine Clinic is for patients ages 8 and older who have a sports-related concussion or who have a recent concussion and are also actively involved in sports.
- We provide a second opinion for patients who have a prolonged or complicated recovery.
- We can provide care for any concussion patient you don’t feel equipped or comfortable managing.
Referring patients to our Multidisciplinary Concussion Clinic
This clinic is appropriate for patients ages 4 to 19 who have long-term problems or prolonged recovery following a concussion. We also provide second opinions. In this clinic, we see patients who:
- Have symptoms that limit their ability to participate in day-to-day activities.
- Have at least two domain-specific symptoms (balance difficulty, dizziness, ringing in the ears or hearing changes, increased emotional symptoms, or visual problems such as difficulty focusing or double or blurry vision) lasting longer than four weeks from diagnosed concussion.
- Have headaches for longer than a month, with two of the domain-specific symptoms listed above.
Referring patients to our Traumatic Brain Injury Multidisciplinary Clinic
This clinic is appropriate for patients ages 4 and older who have long-term problems or prolonged recovery following a moderate to severe brain injury. We also provide second opinions.
- Diagnoses include intracranial hemorrhages and axonal injuries from traumas, such as motor vehicle accidents, near drowning, gunshot injuries and strangulation.
- We also treat patients who have had a hospital stay for brain injury or acute rehabilitation post hospitalization.
Continuing Medical Education
Boston Children’s Hospital offers an annual Sports Concussion, Traumatic Brain and Spine Injury Conference, held every year in Boston in the spring.
This two-day conference has been running for over 10 years, and focuses on the basic science and clinical management of traumatic brain injury (TBI), sport-related concussion and spinal cord injury. You can choose to attend either or both days.
Through lectures, panel presentations, small group discussions, Q & A and case reviews, you will gain the practical knowledge and skills needed to diagnose, treat and manage the full spectrum of TBI, sports-related concussion and spine injury during both the acute and chronic phases of recovery.
This course is for anyone involved in assessing and managing patients with head or spinal injuries — including neurologists, neurosurgeons, nurses, pediatricians, emergency and trauma physicians, emergency medical technicians, physical therapists, physician assistants, primary care physicians, psychologists, athletic trainers and coaches.
Boston Children’s Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.