Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, PhD, ABPP, FACRM
Director, Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology
Dr. Jeffrey S. Kreutzer completed his doctoral degree in Psychology at Bowling Green
State University in Ohio (1982). He is a tenured (Full) Professor with appointments
in the Departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), Neurosurgery,
and Psychiatry at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Medical College (VCUMC) of
Virginia Campus in Richmond. In Winter 2009, he accepted an endowed VCU Professorship
in PM&R named in honor of Rosa Schwarz Cifu. Kreutzer first came to VCUMC as a
postdoctoral fellow in September 1982 after completing a specialized internship
in Neuropsychology and Family Therapy with Dr. Muriel Lezak at the Portland, Oregon
Veterans Administration Medical Center. He accepted an invitation to join Virginia
Commonwealth University’s medical school faculty in the Fall of 1983.
Board certified in rehabilitation psychology (ABPP), Dr. Kreutzer has more than
two decades of clinical experience as a brain injury rehabilitation specialist.
He was a founding member of the Virginia Head Injury Foundation, now known as BIAV.
Since 1987, he has served as the Director of Virginia’s federally designated Traumatic
Brain Injury Model System (TBIMS). Dr. Kreutzer has substantial experience conducting
clinical research, having received support from the National Institute on Disability
and Rehabilitation Research, National Institute of Health, Commonwealth Neurotrauma
Initiative, and private industry. As VCUMC’s Director of Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation
Psychology, Dr. Kreutzer coordinates the delivery of psychological and neuropsychological
services to persons with a wide variety of neurological disabilities. His practice
emphasizes holistic rehabilitation, learning and skills training, self-advocacy,
long-term needs, psychotherapy, return to work, and family intervention
Dr. Kreutzer has extensive experience developing clinical and community based programs
for persons with brain injury. For example, in 1986 he and Dr. Paul Wehman received
a federal grant to adapt supported employment methods for persons with brain injury.
Their successful program development along with very positive outcome data has helped
make supported employment the “standard of care” for employment services in Virginia.
More recently, Dr. Kreutzer has been developing community based education, skills
training, and psychological support programs with a grant from NIDRR. Working with
consumers and professionals, he has developed programs to help consumers cope with
loss and change, improve communication skills, improve problem solving skills, and
better manage stress and intense emotions. Recent outcome data provides very positive
indications of program success.
Dr. Kreutzer has received a number of awards for his work. For example, in 1994,
he received the Sheldon Berrol Clinical Service Award from The National Head Injury
Foundation. He has received two awards from the American Psychological Association
including the Diller Award for Demonstrated Excellence in the Field of Neurorehabilitation
(2005), and the Roger Barker Distinguished Research Contribution Award (2003). In
2002 he received the Robert L. Moody Prize for Distinguished Initiatives in Brain
Injury Research and Rehabilitation from the University of Texas Medical Branch.
As a frequent speaker at regional, national, and international meetings, he has
given more than 400 invited presentations. He has been a regular speaker at BIAV,
JTI, Williamsburg, and other Virginia meetings. A Fellow in the American Congress
of Rehabilitation Medicine (FACRM), National Academy of Neuropsychology, and the
American Psychological Association, Dr. Kreutzer has co-authored more than 140 publications,
most in the area of traumatic brain injury and rehabilitation. (Co) Editor-In-Chief
of two international journals, Brain Injury and NeuroRehabilitation, he has also
published twelve books focused on vocational rehabilitation, community reintegration,
behavior management, and cognitive rehabilitation. Kreutzer is the Editor-in-Chief
of the Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology, a work in progress, soon to be
published by Springer, New York.
- Rehabilitation psychology.
- Family and individual psychotherapy.
- Vocational and cognitive rehabilitation.
- Substance abuse.
Patient office: West Hospital
- College: Bowling Green State University, Ohio
- Internship: Portland VA Medical Center, Ore.
- Fellowship: Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center
Online articles and publications
Investigation of Neurobehavioral Outcome After Traumatic Brain Injury
Lori Keyser, B.A., Adrienne D. Witol, PsyD., Jeffrey S. Kreutzer PhD., Dept of PM&R,
VCU/Medical College of Virginia, Mitchell Rosenthal, PhD., Wayne State University
School of Medicine