Penn Medicine Neuroscience Center: Center for Brain Injury and Repair

The Center for Brain Injury and Repair

Traumatic brain injury is a leading cause of death and disability in the United States. If often affects people in the prime of their lives.

The Center for Brain Injury and Repair is the longest standing and most respected center for head injury in the U.S. For greater than 30 years, scientists, engineers and clinicians have collaborated to study the causes, effects and management of traumatic brain injury, both in the laboratory and in the patient care setting. The Center is internationally renown and the close collaboration between scientists and clinicians from many disciplines ensures that the latest and most innovative management strategies are provided to patients with these devastating injuries.

Patients with head injury are cared for by a multidisciplinary team including emergency room physicians, neurosurgeons, neuro-intensivists, trauma and critical care surgeons, neuroanesthesiologists and neurocritical care nurses using state-of-the-art diagnostic, resuscitative, surgical, ICU, monitoring and rehabilitation techniques. Support is provided by physicians from otolaryngology, neuro-ophthalmalogy, plastic surgery and rehabilitation medicine. Physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, dietitians and social workers help in each patient’s recovery.

The Center also provides evaluation and treatment for patients who have previous injuries and require reconstructive surgery, repair of cerebrospinal fluid leakage, correction of hydrocephalus and other treatments.

Clinicians in the Center for Brain Injury and Repair use a multidisciplinary approach to maximize patient outcome:

  • PENNSTAR, 24 hour emergency air transport service
  • Rapid resuscitation and evaluation
  • State-of-the-art neuroimaging
  • Advanced neuro-anesthetic techniques
  • Advanced neuro-surgical techniques
  • Innovative neuro-monitoring and comprehensive critical care to prevent secondary cerebral insults
  • Dedicated neurotrauma intensive care unit
  • Medical treatments to limit further brain injury
  • Directed neuro-rehabilitation


Penn Medicine Neuroscience Center
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
3rd Floor, Silverstein Building
Philadelphia, PA 19104


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