RBFF Welcomes Newest Fellow in UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program

The Ryan Blaney Family Foundation welcomes Dr. Nacona Bunker to the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program. The RBFF started their “Fund-A-Fellow” program to fund the training of fellows at the world-renowned UPMC Concussion Clinic. Upon completion of the 2-year program, these doctors will move on to other practices throughout the country, thereby eliminating the need for all patients to travel to Pittsburgh, PA for treatment. It is our way of helping to get expert concussion care to more people throughout the United States.

Dr. Bunker joined the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program as a postdoctoral fellow in September 2023. She earned her doctoral degree in clinical psychology with an emphasis in neuropsychology from Midwestern University. Dr. Bunker completed an APA-accredited internship in neuropsychology at Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s in 2023. Previously, she earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology at Arizona State University.

Dr. Bunker’s clinical and research interests include recovery patterns following sports-related concussion, performance validity testing with athletes following concussion, and psychological factors associated with concussion. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her loved ones, reading and watching sports.

We can’t wait to see what Dr. Bunker accomplishes during her time at UPMC!