Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, PhD, ABPP, FACRM, Steps Down as co-Editor-in-Chief of NeuroRehabilitation
The Editorial Board and Publisher IOS Press Honor Dr. Kreutzer for his Significant Contributions to the Journal and Neurorehabilitation
Dr. Kreutzer, Emeritus Professor and Distinguished Career Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, along with Nathan D. Zasler, MD, DABPM&R, FAAPM&R, FACRM, BIM-C, CBIST, Concussion Care Centre of Virginia Ltd / Tree of Life Services (Richmond, VA), founded NeuroRehabilitation in 1991.
“I am extremely proud to have played a central role in the journal’s achievements. Possibly the most important of these is pioneering an interdisciplinary approach, reflecting the belief that the most effective rehabilitation is for multiple disciplines to serve patients’ needs in a coordinated fashion, which has helped transform care in this vitally important and highly challenging field,” noted Dr. Kreutzer.
“It has been an absolute honor to work with Dr. Kreutzer for more than 30 years on this important international publication aimed at providing the latest clinically relevant information to our readers and more broadly to those working in the field of neurorehabilitation. I consider him a mentor, scientific collaborator and most importantly, a friend. His expertise and influence on the journal will, of course, be sorely missed,” said Dr. Zasler. “It is important from my perspective as his student, colleague, and friend to assure that younger professionals and those who per chance may not be aware of Dr. Kreutzer’s contributions understand how he has tirelessly worked to advance the field of brain injury neurorehabilitation and neuropsychology more generally.”
Dr. Kreutzer first joined VCU’s faculty in 1983 and since 1987, served as the Director of VCU’s federally designated Traumatic Brain Injury Model System (TBIMS). One of 16 federally funded, highly prestigious clinical and research centers, VCU is home to the nation’s longest running TBIMS. He retired as a full-time VCU faculty member in December 2020 after more than three decades of academic service.
As a clinician, Dr. Kreutzer provided neuropsychological and family support services to persons with a wide variety of neurological disabilities, specializing in traumatic brain injury. His practice was holistic, emphasizing skills training, psychological support, and education. He was a founding member of the Virginia Head Injury Foundation (1983), now known as Brain Injury Association of Virginia.
A Fellow in the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (FACRM), the National Academy of Neuropsychology, and the American Psychological Association, Dr. Kreutzer co-authored more than 170 peer-reviewed publications, most in the area of traumatic brain injury and rehabilitation. He also published more than 15 books covering topics such as vocational rehabilitation, behavior management, and cognitive rehabilitation. Among his most noteworthy achievements is his work as chief editor of the Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology (2011 and 2018), comprising five volumes spanning nearly 4,000 pages, with more than 900 contributing authors.
Dr. Kreutzer has received numerous awards for his research and clinical care including, but not limited to, the Sheldon Berrol Clinical Service Award from The National Head Injury Foundation, Distinguished Lifetime Contribution to Neuropsychology Award from the National Academy of Neuropsychology, the Innovations in Treatment Award from the North American Brain Injury Society, and the Jennett Plum Award for Clinical Achievement in the Field of Brain Injury Medicine from the International Brain Injury Association.
Dr. Zasler added, “Knowing Dr. Kreutzer as well as I do, I know that the decision to step down from his role as co-Editor-in-Chief of NeuroRehabilitation did not come easily. The journal would clearly not be where it is today if not for his ongoing efforts and dedication to advancing the field.”
An editorial by Dr. Zasler celebrates Dr. Kreutzer’s exceptional career and includes expressions of appreciation from numerous members of the editorial board.
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NOTES FOR EDITORS
NeuroRehabilitation: An Interdisciplinary Journal is an international journal that emphasizes publication of scientifically based practical information relevant to all aspects of neurologic rehabilitation. Founded in 1991, NeuroRehabilitation features peer-reviewed articles that are interdisciplinary in nature and cover the full life span and range of neurological disabilities including stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, neuromuscular disease, and other neurological disorders. Information is intended for an interdisciplinary audience. Issues of the journal are thematically organized. Themes have focused on specific clinical disorders, types of therapy, and age groups. www.iospress.com/neurorehabilitation
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