TBI Clinic

Individuals with intracranial neuroimaging abnormalities are referred to the Traumatic Brain Injury Center's Multidisciplinary Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic (MTBIC) three months post-injury. Our multidisciplinary clinic was founded by Oscar Guillamondegui, MD, MPH, who oversees the clinic's operations. It is co-directed by Mayur Patel, MD, MPH. The MTBIC meets every Monday in The Vanderbilt Clinic (TVC) in suite 3501A. Each patient who attends the clinic meets with our interdisciplinary team comprised of trauma surgeons, a pharmacist, a nurse practitioner, a physician assistant, a dietetics, speech-language pathologists, a registered nurse, and peer visitors from the Trauma Survivors Network. Attendees receive a cognitive assessment, which includes the same measures administered during the patients' acute care stay, a post-traumatic stress disorder screening, a depression screening, and a physical examination. Patients (along with family members and caregivers) receive personalized information, referrals, and resources that are important to their recovery, such as support groups, rehabilitation, driver evaluation and training, and other community services available to assist in the management of the sequelae related to TBI.

The Brain Injury Center also supports the Acute Care TBI Clinic. Patients admitted to the Vanderbilt Trauma Unit with a traumatic brain injury are seen two weeks after they are discharged from the hospital.

For referrals to our Brain Injury Center, please have your primary care physician fill out a referral form or call 615-322-8432.