Brandon Gillie, PhD, joined the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program as a postdoctoral fellow in August 2016 and began seeing patients at our Altoona location in August 2018.
A native of southwestern Pennsylvania, Dr. Gillie received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh in 2010. He then earned his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from The Ohio State University and completed his pre-doctoral, APA-accredited internship at the Salem Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in Salem, Virginia in 2016.
Dr. Gillie’s clinical and research interests include the role of mood and anxiety as risk factors for poor outcomes following concussion.
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In His Spare Time
He enjoys running and playing recreational volleyball and softball in his spare time.
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What Makes Our Altoona Concussion Services Special
According to Dr. Gillie, “A well-managed concussion is essential,” and “it is especially important for the young athletes in the community.”
The UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program offers athletes and other patients access to the same level of expert care provided in Pittsburgh. Because all concussions are different, each patient is treated individually with a treatment plan based on specific needs and goals for recovery.
“Too often, people ignore signs and symptoms of a concussion. They mistakenly think concussions only happen with a direct blow to the head — and only when a person loses consciousness. Or they believe it will go away on its own,” says Dr. Gillie.
“UPMC researchers have identified six different types of concussion with varying symptoms, such as migraines, mood changes, balance, and vision problems. Matching treatment to the type is important for recovery,” says Dr. Gillie.
Neuropsychology and Concussion
Where you can find him:
UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program at UPMC Altoona
Logan Medical Building
800 S. Logan Blvd, Suite 2200
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648
152 Zeman Drive, Suite 201
Ebensburg, PA 15931
To learn more about the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gillie, visit UPMC.com/AltoonaConcussion or call 814-889-3600.
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