Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher is a board-certified neurologist, specializing in sports neurology, including concussion, post-concussion syndrome, and the long-term effects of sports on athlete brain health. He serves as the National Director of The Sports Neurology Clinic.
Dr. Kutcher is currently the Team Neurologist for the United States Ski and Snowboard Association and served as the Team Neurologist for the United States Olympic Team at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. He is the Director of the National Basketball Association’s concussion program and works as an advisor to the Players’ Associations of both the National Football League and the National Hockey League. He has also helped develop the concussion policies of the NCAA, several collegiate athletic programs and conferences, as well as local and national youth sport organizations.
Dr. Kutcher led the effort to create the Sports Neurology section of the American Academy of Neurology and served as the section’s first chair. He also co-directs the annual Sports Concussion Conference for the American Academy of Neurology. Dr. Kutcher speaks frequently, both nationally and internationally, on sports concussion and has been directly involved in the development of educational materials for athletes, coaches and parents. He has research interests in the diagnosis and management of sports concussion, as well as the short and long-term effects of the injury.
Dr. Kutcher obtained his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed his residency program in neurology at the University of Michigan. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM), and the American Neurology Association (ANA).