Brandon Gillie,\u00a0PhD, \u00a0joined the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program as a postdoctoral fellow in August 2016 and began seeing patients at our Altoona location in August 2018.\nA native of southwestern Pennsylvania, Dr. Gillie received his bachelor\u2019s 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\u2019s Affairs Medical Center in Salem, Virginia in 2016.\nDr. Gillie\u2019s clinical and research interests include the role of mood and anxiety as risk factors for poor outcomes following concussion.\nIn His Spare Time\nHe enjoys running and playing recreational volleyball and softball in his spare time.\nWhat Makes Our Altoona Concussion Services Special\nAccording to Dr. Gillie, \u201cA well-managed concussion is essential,\u201d and \u201cit is especially important for the young athletes in the community.\u201d\nThe 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.\nDoctor\u2019s Orders\n\u201cToo often, people ignore signs and symptoms of a concussion. They mistakenly think concussions only happen with a direct blow to the head \u2014 and only when a person loses consciousness. Or they believe it will go away on its own,\u201d says Dr. Gillie.\n\u201cUPMC 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,\u201d says Dr. Gillie.\nSpecialty:\nNeuropsychology and Concussion\nWhere you can find him:\nUPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program at UPMC Altoona\nLogan Medical Building\n800 S. Logan Blvd, Suite 2200\nHollidaysburg, PA 16648\nP: 814-889-3600\nEbensburg Office\n152 Zeman Drive, Suite 201\nEbensburg, PA 15931\nP: 814-889-3600\nTo 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.