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Robert C. Cantu, MD

Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery, Sports Medicine
Accepting new patients
  • John Cuming Building
  • 131 Old Road to Nine Acre Corner
  • Suite 820
  • Concord MA 01742
  • T: 978-369-1386
  • F: 978-287-0047
  • Dr. Robert C. Cantu Concussion Center
  • Emerson Health Center
  • 310 Baker Avenue
  • Concord MA 01742
  • T: 978-287-8250

Board Certification


About Me

I have treated athletes young and old at skill levels ranging from students to professionals. My experience with head injuries began on local playing fields in the 1970s, when I served as a team physician for Acton High School football. In 1986 I wrote an article that described the first return-to-play guidelines, and since then I have authored more than 400 publications. My commitment to treating concussions continues today as the medical director and director of clinical research at the Cantu Concussion Center here at Emerson Hospital. In addition, I am a clinical professor of neurology and neurosurgery and co-founder of the CTE Center at Boston University School of Medicine.


  • Medical School: University of California at San Francisco Medical School
  • Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital