Concussion in Youth Sports

Andrew Judelson, MD

Andrew L. Judelson, MD is the Chief Medical Officer at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Cape Cod. Dr. Judelson joined Spaulding Cape Cod in 2001 as a physiatrist providing inpatient and outpatient care. In recent years his practice has focused on sports medicine, spine disorders and interventions, and the treatment and prevention of concussion. An avid cyclist and sports enthusiast, Dr. Judelson brings his passion for sport and commitment to brain injury prevention to his role as Director of Spaulding’s Sports Concussion Clinic. Working in collaboration with school systems, athletic trainers, coaches, and pediatricians, Dr. Judelson and a team of therapists offer diagnostic, consultative, treatment and rehabilitation services to student athletes with brain injury. He frequently participates in school and community education programs to raise awareness about the risks, symptoms and treatment of concussion. His other clinical interests include spasticity management, exercise physiology, and wound care management.

Dr. Judelson received his M.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, completed a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School, and served as Chief Resident in PM&R at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Boston. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Dr. Judelson sees patients at Spaulding’s outpatient centers in Sandwich and Orleans. Spaulding Cape Cod is part of the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, which includes Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Boston, Spaulding Hospital for Continuing Medical Care Cambridge, Spaulding Skilled Nursing and Therapy Center Brighton, and 25 outpatient centers serving Southeastern Massachusetts from Cape Ann to Cape Cod. The Spaulding Rehabilitation Network is part of Partners HealthCare, founded by Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Thanks to these colleagues for the website photo opportunities:

Kam Gardner, MS, CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist
Raymond Samatovicz, MD, Physiatrist, Brain Injury Medicine Specialist
Kaiser Foundation Rehabilitation Center, Vallejo, California