Dr. Frank Conidi is a Boston trained (see below) Board Certified sports neurologist/headache specialist. He is the Director of the Florida Center for Headache and Sports Neurology a tertiary center dedicated to the treatment of patients with chronic/refractory headache disorders and sports related concussion and sports related neurological disorders. The center receives referrals from all over Florida and the United States and treats some of the most refractory headache and concussion patients in the world. The center is currently evaluating and has evaluated over 600 retired NFL players for signs of progressive neuro-degenerative disorders. He is a nationally recognized expert on sports concussion and the team neurologist for the NHL’s Florida Panthers and has served as a consulting neurologist for the NFL , USTA, NCAA and MLB players. He is a founding member and Vice Chair of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Sports Neurology Section and co-author of the AAN’s position statement on concussion in sports and is lead author of the American College of Occupational Medicine’s guidelines on Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury. He is also co-chair of the Florida High School Athletic Association Concussion Committee, serves as a consultant for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Radiological and Diagnostic Device Division for Sports Concussion and TBI and is Immediate Past President of the Florida Society of Neurology and chair of the legislative committee where he was involved in the passage of sports concussion legislation in Florida. Dr. Conidi is currently developing and participating in clinical trials for sports concussion and headache and is the founder and Chair of The Seeing Stars Foundation (www.seeingstarsfoundation.org), a 501c3 charity dedicated to funding research and education for sports related concussion and sports related neurological issues. He has authored a number of peer reviewed medical journal articles and abstracts which have received national attention including studies on traumatic brain injury in retired NFL players and current football helmets ability to protect against concussion. Dr Conidi has also held academic appointments as an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Boston University School of Medicine and Florida State University College of Medicine, and serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders, Journal of Neurology and Neuroscience and Practical Neurology.
Dr. Conidi is a graduate of Boston University, Boston University School of Medicine and Southeastern University College of Medicine and completed his internship at Tuft’s University’s St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, his residency at Boston University School of Medicine’s Boston City and University Hospitals. He received additional training in headache through the Harvard affiliated Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women’s Hospitals.
His other interests include neurostimulation for headache disorders, non narcotic and Interventional pain Management focusing on musculoskeletal disorders, Sleep Medicine, Head Trauma, Concussion Biomechanics and protective equipment and the use of Botullinum Toxin (Botox®) in the treatment of neurological disorders and pain where he is an internationally recognized leader and lecturer on the topic.
Florida Center for Headache and Sports Neurology
As the main neurologist, Dr. Conidi provides -through this Florida center- world class care in a personalized setting for patients with traumatic brain injuries, sports concussions, fibromyalgia, migraines, and other neurological disorders.