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David B. Arciniegas, MD, FANPA, FACLP

Director of Education


Dr. Arciniegas is Director of Education at MIBH and Clinical Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, Colorado. Over the last 20 years, his clinical work and patient-oriented research as a subspecialist in Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry has focused on the phenomenology, neurobiology, and rehabilitation of the cognitive and non-cognitive neuropsychiatric sequelae of traumatic brain injury (TBI), other acquired brain injuries and neurodegenerative disorders, and neurodevelopmental conditions. His work as an educator focuses on training subspecialists in Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry, Brain Injury Medicine, and the medical neurosciences. He has been continuously funded since 1996 as a clinical investigator on more than 35 extramurally-funded studies, including 18 federally-funded research grants. He has authored more than 125 peer-reviewed journal articles, 40 book chapters, and more than 40 articles published in other (including lay press) journals and periodicals and has edited seven textbooks in the area of brain injury and clinical neuropsychiatry. He is Editor of the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences and is a member of the editorial boards of Brain Injury and Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. He has delivered more than 275 scientific lectures in the United States and abroad, including a dozen named lectureships and keynote addresses, to audiences on a broad range of topics in neuropsychiatry and neurorehabilitation. In addition to multiple institutional awards for teaching and research excellence, he received the 2000 Young Investigator Award from the Brain Injury Association of America; the 2005 Outstanding Contribution Award from the Brain Injury Association of Colorado; the 2015 Mitch Rosenthal Award for Scientific and Clinical Achievement in Brain Injury Rehabilitation from Virginia Commonwealth University and Brain Injury Services, Inc; the 2016 Innovative Clinical Treatment Award from the North American Brain Injury Society; and the Mitchell Rosenthal Award for Best Scientific Publication in 2018 from the NIDILRR-funded Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems. In addition to his clinical and academic duties, Dr. Arciniegas serves as Chairman and CEO of the International Brain Injury Association and contributes his efforts to governmental and non-governmental organizations striving to improve​.