University of Miami Athletics

Dr. Gillian Hotz


Concussion Specialist

Dr. Gillian Hotz -  - University of Miami Athletics

Dr. Gillian Hotz is the Director of the KiDZ Neuroscience Center (KNC) at the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis and the Department of Neurological Surgery. The KNC includes a number of injury prevention programs for children and adolescents with the mission to decrease brain and spinal cord injuries. These evidence-based programs under the KNC include WalkSafe, BikeSafe, SkateSafe and the UConcussion program. The UConcussion program is a Countywide Concussion Management Program. They partner with the Miami-Dade County public high schools, most of the private schools and the Miami Dolphin Foundation utilizing a six-step protocol to ensure student-athletes return to play safely and to the classroom appropriately.