Our team

The UCSF Sports Concussion Program is run by a multidisciplinary team of clinicians in the fields of primary care sports medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation, physical therapy, and athletic training.


Carlin Senter, MD

Co-Director, Sports Concussion Program

Primary Care Sports Medicine Specialist

  • Dr. Carlin Senter is a primary care sports medicine doctor. She emphasizes helping patients of all ages stay active, reduce injury risk and achieve peak performance.  She earned her medical degree from UCLA, completed her residency at University of Washington in Internal Medicine, and completed her fellowship in primary care sports medicine from UCLA


Mitual Kapadia, MD

Co-Director, Sports Concussion Program

Director of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine

Pediatric Physiatrist

  • Dr. Kapadia earned his medical degree from the University of Texas. He completed a residency in pediatrics as well as a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.  He treats and helps his patients manage the temporary disabling symptoms resulting from a concussion injury.


Cindy Chang, MD

Primary Care Sports Medicine Specialist

  • Dr. Chang earned her medical degree from the Ohio State University. She then completed a residency in family medicine at UCLA Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in sports medicine at the Ohio State University.  
  • She is a past president of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, serves on the board of trustees for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and chairs the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee for the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF). She recently served on the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee for the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).
  • Dr. Chang was head team physician at University of California, Berkeley for 13 years. She also served as chief medical officer for Team USA during the 2008 Beijing Paralympics and 2012 London Olympics.


Anthony Luke, MD, MPH

Director Primary Care Sports Medicine

Primary Care Sports Medicine Specialist

  • Dr Luke completed his medical degree and residency in family practice at the University of Toronto. He completed a fellowship in primary care sports medicine at Boston Children's Hospital and earned a master's degree in public health from Harvard University.
  • He is the Director of UCSF's Primary Care Sports Medicine Program and throughout his career he's worked at various sport levels from NCAA Division 1 athletics, to high school atheltics, to the Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2010.

Kristin Wingfield, MD

Primary Care Sports Medicine Specialist

  • Dr. Kristin Wingfield is a board-certified primary care sports medicine specialist who sees all types of athletic injuries, including acute and overuse, in all age groups, children to masters.  
  • Dr. Wingfield is also currently team physician for the San Francisco Ballet, Marin Academy High School, and Team TWENTY20 women’s professional cycling team. In 2010, she worked at the medical clinic at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games caring for the Olympic athletes and staff on site in Whistler, British Columbia. She has traveled as a team physician for the Canadian Alpine ski team to World Cup ski races, as well as the Canadian Women’s basketball team. She was the team physician for Canada at the FINA World championships in 2003 in Barcelona and worked with the Canadian medical team at the Sydney Olympic Games as a medical student.
  • Dr. Wingfield received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Western Ontario, and continued with her medical training at University of British Columbia, Vancouver, at which she received her M.D. degree. She then completed her Family Medicine Residency at Saint Paul’s Hospital Site at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. In 2004, Dr. Wingfield then completed the Sports Medicine Fellowship Program at Stanford University.


Elise Hammond, ATC

Sports Concussion Clinic Coordinator

Certified Athletic Trainer

  • Elise Hammond, ATC joined the UCSF PlaySafe athletic training staff in the fall of 2008. Prior to her arrival at UCSF, Elise served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at the University of California, Berkeley (CAL) from 2005-2008. She worked with CAL Football and CAL Women's Gymnastics from 2005-2007, and worked with CAL Track & Field/Cross Country from 2007-2008. Elise began her undergraduate studies at Loyola Marymount University, which is where she was first introduced to the Athletic Training field and worked as a student intern athletic trainer with a variety of sports. While at LMU, she did an internship with WOW - Women of Wrestling and with the LA Avengers Arena Football Team. Elise eventually transferred to Oregon State University to pursue Athletic Training, and in December of 2004, she received her Bachelors of Science from OSU in Exercise and Sport Science, with an emphasis in Athletic Training; she also completed minors in Psychology and Music.  Elise is currently the athletic trainer at Abraham Lincoln High School and John O'Connell High School in San Francisco



Hally Tappan, MA, ATC

Sports Concussion Clinic Assistant Coordinator

Certified Athletic Trainer

  • Hally joined UCSF PlaySafe program in August 2016 and is the athletic trainer for Mission and Marshall High Schools .  She was born and raised in Reno, Nevada.  In spring 2014, she received her Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  During her undergraduate internship, she worked with UNLV football, baseball, and softball teams, as well as local high schools.  In 2016, Hally recieved a Masters of Arts in Athletic Training from San Jose State University.  Between fall 2014 and spring 2016 she worked with San Francisco State University’s women’s soccer and softball teams as a graduate assistant athletic trainer.  


Jill Kinne

Sports Concussion Practice Assistant

Practice Coordinator

  • Dr. Cindy Chang
  • Dr. Anthony Luke
  • Dr. Carlin Senter