Dr. Robert Cantu Neurosurgeon
Robert C. Cantu Dr, Cantu is the Medical Director and Director of Clinical Research for the Dr. Robert C. Cantu Concussion Center, Chief of Neurosurgery Service, Associate Chairman Department of Surgery, and Director of Sports Medicine at Emerson Hospital in Concord, Massachusetts. He is a founder of the Center for the study of Traumatic Encephalopathy at Boston University Medical School where he is also a Clinical Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery. He currently serves as Senior Advisor to the NFL Head, Neck and Spine Committee; Section Co-Chair Mackey-White National Football League Players Association Health and Safety Committee; -Founder and Medical Director Concussion Legacy Foundation (formally Sports Legacy Institute); Member World Rugby Concussion Advisory Group; Adjunct Professor Exercise and Sport Science and Medical Director National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC; Co-Director, Neurologic Sports Injury Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Senior Advisor Brain Injury Center and Adjunct Staff, Children’s Hospital, Boston, Vice President Chair Scientific Advisory Committee National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE). He also consults with numerous NFL, NHL and NBA teams. He also is a professional consultant to the USA Rugby Medical & Risk Committee sub-committee for Sports Concussion. He has published over 400 scientific articles including 33 books on Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Sports Medicine. He received his B.A. degree from the University of California Berkley. Jointly, in medical school and graduate school, he received his M.A. degree in endocrinology in 1962, and in 1963, his M.D. from the University of California Medical School in San Francisco. Following a surgical internship at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City in 1963-1964, he began a neurosurgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and simultaneous position of research fellow in physiology at Harvard Medical School. Upon completion of his residency in 1968, he joined the neurosurgery staff at MGH, where his practice and laboratory were located, while assuming the position of Acting Assistant Director of Neurosurgery and Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Boston City Hospital.
SUNDAY MORNING PANEL DISCUSSION (Point / Counterpoint) “Concussions Are Real! Should Parents Take Their Kids Out of Contact Sports?”
Breakout Session – Private Consults with Faculty