About Daniel Daneshvar, MD, PhD

Dr. Daneshvar conducts research on the long-term effects of concussion and repetitive head impacts, including chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). He also founded Team Up Against Concussions, the first scientifically validated concussion education program for kids, and is a Founding Scientific Advisor for CrashCourse, a free concussion education program. He received his S.B. from MIT, and completed his M.D./Ph.D. at the BU CTE Center. He completed residency at Stanford University before joining the faculty at Harvard Medical School.



Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
300 1st Avenue
Charlestown, MA 02129-3109
Phone: 617-952-5299
Fax: 617-952-5934

Medical Education

  • MD, PhD, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Stanford University Medical Center


  • View my most recent publications at PubMed

    Selected publications (of >40):

    Mez J, Daneshvar DH, Abdolmohammadi B, Chua AS, Alosco ML, Kiernan PT, Evers L, Marshall L, Martin BM, Palmisano JN, Nowinski CJ, Mahar I, Cherry JD, Alvarez VE, Dwyer B, Huber BR, Stein TD, Goldstein LE, Katz DI, Cantu RC, Au R, Kowall NW, Stern RA, McClean MD, Weuve J, Tripodis Y, McKee AC. Duration of American football play and chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Ann Neurol. 2019 Oct 7. doi: 10.1002/ana.25611. PMID: 31589352.

    Mez J*, Daneshvar DH*, Kiernan PT*, Abdolmohammadi B, Alvarez VE, Huber BR, Alosco ML, Solomon TM, Nowinski CJ, McHale L, Cormier KA, Kubilus CA, Martin BM, Murphy L, Baugh CM, Montenigro PH, Chaisson CE, Tripodis Y, Kowall NW, Weuve J, McClean MD, Cantu RC, Goldstein LE, Katz DI, Stern RA, Stein TD, McKee AC. Clinicopathological Evaluation of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in Players of American Football. JAMA. 2017 Jul 25;318(4):360-370. PMID: 28742910. *Co lead authors

    Stern RA, Daneshvar DH, Baugh CM, Seichepine DR, Montenigro PH, Riley DO, Fritts NG, Stamm JM, Robbins CA, McHale L, Simkin I, Stein TD, Alvarez VE, Goldstein LE, Budson AE, Kowall NW, Nowinski CJ, Cantu RC, McKee AC. Clinical Presentation of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. Neurology. 2013 Sep 24;81(13):1122-9.

    Daneshvar DH, Baugh CM, Nowinski CJ, McKee AC, Stern RA, Cantu RC. Helmets and Mouth Guards: The Role of Personal Equipment in Preventing Sport-Related Concussions. Clin in Sports Med, 2011, 30 (1), 145-163.

    Daneshvar DH, Nowinski CJ, McKee AC, Cantu RC. The Epidemiology of Sports-Related Concussion. Clin in Sports Med, 2011, 30(1), 1-17.