Andrea Almeida, MD, is co-director of the Michigan NeuroSport Program and Associate Professor in Neurology. After completing a Neurology residency at Tulane University, she came to the University of Michigan to serve as the first Sports Neurology fellow for the Department of Neurology. Dr. Almeida specializes in Sports Neurology with an emphasis on treatment of neurologic injuries in athletes, particularly concussion, as well as the management of neurological disorders in athletes. Dr. Almeida treats athletes at all levels, from children to professional athletes. She also serves as a team physician for the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, and USA Hockey.
Dr. Almeida’s research interests include early exercise intervention for concussed athletes, sport specific return to play algorithms, and acute treatment modalities. The long term goal of Dr. Almeida’s research is to determine optimal treatment for sports-related concussion.
Dr. Almeida has become part of the leadership team of the Michigan Concussion Center, a Category 1 University of Michigan Center. She played an integral role in the successful application of the University of Michigan Biosciences Initiative grant, a $5.6-million-dollar grant which supported the creation of the Michigan Concussion Center.
She currently serves as a founding member of the Michigan Concussion Center, a Co-Director of the Michigan Concussion Center Clinical Core, and a member of the executive committee; a four-person group that leads the Michigan Concussion Center.
Sports Neurology, Concussion
Back on Duty at the Fire Station
A first responder found himself in need of medical care during the initial surges of the pandemic, when his concussion symptoms left him miserable for most of the spring and summer.
Medical School or Training
- St. Georges University School of Medicine, 2008
- Tulane University School of Medicine, Neurology, LA, 2012
- University of Michigan, Sports Neurology, 2014