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Trauma Brain Injury Program

The Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Program was created to optimize care for patients with serious brain injuries. This program creates a continuum of care for these patients - from life-saving efforts in the Emergency Department, Operating Rooms, and Intensive Care Unit,  to maximizing the patient's day-to-day ability to function through rehabilitative care. Elements of the program include around-the-clock attending neurosurgeon coverage to respond to all major resuscitations, continuity of care, and neuro-psychologist consults. These efforts result in decreased length of stay in critical care and advances in recovery of patients in acute units. The program staff include two nurse practitioners and a neuroscience clinical nurse specialist to provide continuity of care.

TBI Program Staff

  • Neurosurgery Attending Physician: Geoff Manley, MD
  • Director for Rehabilitation Services, TBI Program Project Leader: Bonnie Seaman, PT, MA
  • Neurosurgeon Nurse Practitioners: Twyila Lay, RN, MS, ACNP and Ryan Gustafson, RN, MS, NP
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist: Christine Martin, RN
  • Social Worker: Carey Edmeades, MSW

For more information about the TBI program, please call 415-206-8300.

Dr. Martin, photo courtesy of The Chronicle, Penni Gladstone The San Francisco Chronicle reported on Dr. Martin Holland in the Miracle Workers in June 2003.

California's Department of Health and Human Services operates a Traumatic Brain Injury Surveillance Program


Please call 9-1-1 if this is a medical emergency. Please call Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Centerl at (415) 206-8000 for general information.


For issues or questions other than medically related, you may email the Department of Public Health.