Dr Christopher Giza

Dr Christopher Giza

About Dr Christopher Giza

SPECIALTY : Pediatrics
SUBSPECIALTIES : Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Child Neurology, Sports Medicine

LANGUAGE : English

Professional Statement

Dr Christopher Giza is a graduate of Dartmouth College, West Virginia University, and the University of Pennsylvania, where he did his internship. UCLA provided Dr Christopher Giza with training in adult and pediatric neurology. Before joining the UCLA Brain Injury Research Center, he was a member of the Yosemite Search and Rescue team. Dr Christopher Giza flew to Afghanistan in 2011 as a Department of Defense civilian adviser. From 2009 to 2013, Dr Christopher Giza co-chaired the committee of the American Academy of Neurology that established the evidence-based Practice Guideline for the Management of Sports Concussions. He now works on TBI/concussion advisory groups for the CDC, NCAA, MLS, and USSF, and has previously served as a clinical consultant for the NFL, NHL, and MLS. He is the head of the UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT program and a professor of pediatric neurology and neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine and Mattel Children’s Hospital.

Dr Christopher Giza is linked with a number of regional institutions, including UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center. He earned his medical degree from the West Virginia University School of Medicine and has been in practice for almost twenty years.

Education & Professional Experience

Medical School & Residency

  • UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine/UCLA Medical Center
  • Fellowship, Child Neurology, 1994-1996
  • UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine/UCLA Medical Center
  • Residency, Neurology, 1991-1994
  • University of Pennsylvania Health System
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, 1990-1991
  • West Virginia University School of Medicine
  • Medical School
  • AB, Biochemistry

Licensure & Certifications

  • PA State Medical License
  • Active through 1991
  • CA State Medical License
  • Active through 2024

Honors, Recognitions & Awards

  • CMS Stage 1 EHR, 2013
  • Super Doc
  • Regional Top Doctor, 2014
  • Zackery Lystedt Angel Award, 2014
  • Professional in the Field Award, 2011
  • Honored Guest and Speaker, 2011
  • Award – Grand Prize Recipient, 2010
  • “Commission of the Year” Award, 2009
  • Paul R. Dyken Scholarship Lecturer, 2009
  • Shields Fellow, 2007
  • P.S. Ramani Oration Recipient, 2005
  • Young Investigator Award, 2002
  • Clint Thompson Award 1st runner-up for Outstanding Non-Research Manuscript, 2001
  • Junior Delegate Bursary Award, 1998
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, 1998
  • Mead Johnson Award for Teaching Excellence in Pediatrics, 1996
  • Warner-Lambert Fellowship, 1989
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 1988
  • Rufus Choate Scholar, 1985
  • National Merit Scholar, 1982

Dr Christopher Giza Appointment Process

Appointment Number(For Serial): BOOK BY PHONE (310) 825-6196, (310) 373-6864 Or (310) 825-9111 &  Online Appointment here.

Chamber Name & AddressUCLA Medical Center, 10833 Le Conte Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90095

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