Renowned Neuropsychologist to Lead Concussion Program at Rush

Board-certified clinical neuropsychologist Elizabeth M. Pieroth, PsyD, is the new director of the Concussion Program
Elizabeth Pieroth

Board-certified clinical neuropsychologist Elizabeth M. Pieroth, PsyD, has been welcomed as the new director of the Concussion Program at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush.

A leader in head injury/concussion assessment in the professional sports world, Pieroth will begin seeing patients March 1 at MOR locations in Chicago and Oak Brook, Illinois.

Pieroth is dedicated to assessment and management of concussions and other traumatic brain injuries. She continues to research effective treatments for persistent concussion symptoms.

Pieroth has been involved in the assessment of players in the National Hockey League since 1997 and is the head injury/concussion specialist for the Chicago Bears, Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Fire Soccer Club and the National Women’s Soccer League.

As a co-director of the NFL Neuropsychology Consulting Program and member of board of directors of the Brain Injury Association of Illinois, she is committed to not only excellent treatment of patients but their safety as they return to the everyday life and getting back on the field.

“Under the leadership of Dr. Pieroth, a world-renowned neuropsychologist with a primary expertise in the management of sports and non-sports concussions, our group — and the entire Rush system — will have the most sophisticated concussion evaluation, management and return-to-sport program in the Midwest,” says Dr. Brian Cole, managing director of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush. “Our goal is to be best-in-class for the treatment of patients diagnosed with concussion, one of the most common conditions that sidelines our patients.”

Pieroth also is a member of the USA Football Heads Up Advisory Committee and serves on the NFL Head, Neck and Spine Committee, the US Soccer Concussion Task Force and the Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois Safety Committee. Her accolades include the 2018 Chicago Illini of the Year Award, the 2016 USA Hockey Excellence in Safety Award, the University of Illinois 2016 LAS Alumni Achievement Award, the 2014 AHAI Presidents Award, and 2012 Brain Injury Association of IL Make A Difference Award. 

Pieroth has published work on concussion management and neuropsychological assessment. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois and her doctorate from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology and is currently working toward her Master of Public Health through the Medical College of Wisconsin.

To make an appointment with Pieroth to discuss your head injury condition or concerns, please call 877 MD BONES (877-632-6637) or log on to

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