Dr. Giza graduated from Dartmouth College, received his MD from West Virginia University and completed Adult and Pediatric Neurology training at UCLA. He then worked on the Yosemite Search and Rescue team before joining the UCLA Brain Injury Research Center in 1998. He served on the California State Athletic Commission from 2005-2015, and traveled to Afghanistan in 2011 as a civilian advisor to the Department of Defense. He directs the UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT program & the Operation Mend mild TBI program. Dr. Giza co-authored concussion/mild TBI guidelines for the AAN, CDC (for youth) and the Concussion in Sport Group (Berlin Guidelines). He has been a clinical consultant for the NFL, NHL/NHLPA, NBA, MLB, Major League Soccer, the NCAA and US Soccer.