Vanderbilt physician helps CDC craft new mild TBI guidelines

Published on January 30th, 2019 by Christina Echegaray.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new clinical recommendations for health care providers treating children with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), often referred to as concussion. The CDC Guideline on the Diagnosis and Management of Pediatric Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, published in JAMA Pediatrics, is based on the most comprehensive review of the science on pediatric mTBI to date — covering 25 years of research.

Andrew Gregory, MD, with the Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center, was one of the authors of the guideline.

The guideline also has a summary page for busy clinicians who need quick reference points. All materials and tools are available at

Offering 19 sets of clinical recommendations that cover diagnosis, prognosis, and management and treatment, the CDC Pediatric mTBI Guideline is applicable to health care providers in all practice settings.