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Gerard Anthony Gioia, PhD

The Center for Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine

Division Chief, Neuropsychology

Brain Tumor Institute (Neuro-Oncology Program)
Neurofibromatosis Institute
Director, Concussions - Safe Concussion Outcome Recovery & Education (SCORE) Program

Children’s Research Institute (CRI)
Center for Neuroscience Research
View CRI Profile for Gerard Anthony Gioia
Specialties: Concussion, Traumatic Brain Injury , Neurofibromatosis

National Provider Identifier1922198290

Service LocationsChildren's National Medical Center - Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children's Medicine
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010
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Phone: 202-476-5000

Children's Outpatient Center of Montgomery County (Neuropsychology)

15245 Shady Grove Road, Suite 350 (South Building)
Rockville, MD 20850
Map | Driving Directions

Phone: 301-765-5430
Fax: 301-765-5497

Driving Directions: From points south:
  • I-270 North towards Frederick
  • Take exit 8, stay in left lane
  • Turn left onto Shady Grove Road. Stay in the left-hand lane
  • After crossing over I-270, turn left at second light onto Corporate Boulevard
  • Take the first or second left turn into the parking area.
    You will want to enter the building at the South Entrance (the end of the building closest to the parking lot entrance). When inside the lobby, take the elevator to the Third Floor. As you exit the elevator, our office will be immediately to your left.
From points west:
  • I-270 South
  • Take exit 8 for Shady Grove Road
  • Stay in the left of the two right-hand turn lanes
  • After turning right onto Shady Grove Road, get in the far left lane and make a left onto Corporate Boulevard at the first light
  • Take the first or second left turn into the parking area
    You will want to enter the building at the South Entrance (the end of the building closest to the parking lot entrance). When inside the lobby, take the elevator to the Third Floor. As you exit the elevator, our office will be immediately to your left.

The division of Neuropsychology includes the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, which can be reached directly at the following numbers:
To make an appointment:

Contact Christine Amerasinghe

To participate in research:
Contact Autism Research Staff

Center Manager: Frances Lewandowski


Gerard Gioia, PhD, is the Division of Pediatric Neuropsychology, where he directs the Safe Concussion Outcome, Recovery & Education (SCORE) Program. He is a professor at the George Washington University School of Medicine. He directs the Neurobehavioral Core research laboratories for Children’s National’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute, and the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center.

Dr. Gioia treats persons and families with brain injuries with dual areas of interest in disorders involving the executive functions and pediatric concussion/ mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). He has been the Principal Investigator of several multi-site CDC-funded research studies of pediatric mild TBI with a focus on the development of methods/tools for the evaluation of the executive functions and post-concussion neuropsychological functioning. He has developed several smartphone apps, Concussion Recognition & Response and Concussion Assessment and Response (CARE Sport), the Acute Concussion Evaluation (ACE) and ACE Care Plan, a pediatric neurocognitive test for concussion, and post-concussion symptom scales for children and parents. He works closely with the CDC on their “Heads Up” concussion educational programs, as a contributing author to the toolkits.

Dr. Gioia has been an active participant in the 2004, 2008, and 2012 International Concussion in Sport Group Consensus meetings, and was on the American Academy of Neurology Sports Concussion Guideline Author panel. He is the team neuropsychologist for the NHL’s Washington Capitals and the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens, school systems, and numerous youth sports organizations in the Baltimore-Washington region. He consults with the local and National Governing Organizations of ice hockey, lacrosse, football, rugby, and soccer related to concussion management and is on the Medical Advisory Committee for USA Football and the National Advisory Board of the Positive Coaching Alliance.
TypeSchoolLocationDegreeField of StudyYears
Undergraduate Education Franklin & Marshall College Lancaster, PABachelor of Arts Psychology 1974 -1978
Post Graduate Education University of North Carolina--School of Medicine Chapel Hill, NCDoctor of Philosophy Psychology 1979 -1984
National & International Recognitions
Achievement AwardSports Concussion Institute National Summit2011
Caregiver of the YearChildren’s Miracle Network2010
Frances Bateson Dexter AwardBrain Injury Association of Maryland for dedication and outstanding service and support to the brain2005

Affiliations and Memberships
TitleInstitutionCommittee / SectionYears
MemberCanadian Pediatric Mild TBI Common Data Elements Committee2013
MemberInternational Concussion in Sport Group Consensus panel2008
MemberUSA FootballMedical Advisory Committee2013
MemberPositive Coaching AllianceNational Advisory Board2013
MemberCenters for Disease Control Pediatric Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Guideline Workgroup2012
Other, Gioia, G. A., Isquith, P.K., & Vaughan, C.G. (2013), Pediatric ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing), ImPACT Applications/ Psychological Assessment Resources (PAR).

Other, Gioia, GA (2012), Post-Concussion Symptom Inventory, Parent version and Child version, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Common Data Elements.

For a more comprehensive list of publications for Gerard Gioia, PhD view the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed online database

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