Brain Injury

This information is useful for children, adults, and older adults
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Why Yale Medicine?
  • Our Center for Neuroscience and Regeneration Research conducts cutting-edge​ research.
  • We work across departments to individualize treatment for patients.
  • We use state-of-the-art technology to treatment traumatic brain injuries.

A traumatic brain injury can cause problems in memory, cognition, language and motor skills. The brain is the most complex, delicate and well-protected structure in the human body—wrapped by the skull and layers of tissue called meninges. Despite all of this insulation, traumatic brain injuries are still common, affecting as many as 3 million Americans per year. 

With skilled and timely treatment, patients can recover and maintain a good quality of life. At Yale Medicine, our doctors create an individualized treatment plan for each patient. 

"It's one thing to save a person's life, but another to provide state of the art care that has the potential to lead to improved functional and neurologic recovery," said Emily Gilmore, MD, a Yale Medicine neurologist and assistant professor of Neurology at Yale Medicine.