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 Robert C. Cantu, MA, MD, FACS, FAANS, FICS, FACSM

Medical School: University of California Medical School in San Francisco
Internship: Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital


  • Past ARP Vice-President
  • Medical Director and Director of Clinical Research for the Dr. Robert C. Cantu Concussion Center, Chief of Neurosurgery Service, Associate Chairman Department of Surgery, Director, Service of Sports Medicine, Emerson Hospital
  • Clinical Professor Neurology and Neurosurgery, Boston University School of Medicine, Co-Founder Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy (CSTE), Boston University Medical Center Boston, MA
  • Senior Advisor to NFL's Head, Neck and Spine Committee
  • Member/Co-Chair Equipment and Rules Committee NFLPA Mackey/White TBI Committee
  • Adjunct Staff Department Neurosurgery, Senior Advisor Brain Injury Center Children's Hospital Bost, Boston, MA
  • Adjunct Professor, Exercise and Sport Science, University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Medical Director, National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Clinical Instructor in Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Neurosurgical Consultant Boston College Eagles football team
  • Co-Director, Neurologic Sports Injury Center at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Co-Founder and Medical Director Sports Legacy Institute (SLI), Waltham, MA

Ringside Awards and Honors
  • 1991 Distinguished Service Award, American Association for the Improvement of Boxing
  • 1995 Rocky Marciano Medical Award, American Association for the Improvement of Boxing
  • 2004 AAPRP Distinguished Educator of the Year 

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