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David B. Arciniegas, MD, FANPA, FAPM

Director of Education


Dr. Arciniegas is Chief Medical Officer at the Center for Mental Health in Montrose, Colorado, Clinical Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, Colorado, and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the Baylor College of Medicine and Senior Scientist in the Brain Injury Research Center at TIRR Memorial Hermann. 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 more than 15 federally-funded projects and clinical trials. He has authored more than 115 peer-reviewed journal articles, 125 peer-reviewed abstracts, and 30 book chapters, and has edited seven textbooks, and is a highly sought lecturer nationally and internationally. He is Editor of the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences and is a member of the editorial boards of Brain Injury, Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, and the International NeuroTrauma Letter. In addition to his clinical and academic duties, Dr. Arciniegas serves as Chairman and CEO of the International Brain Injury Association, is President-Elect of the International Neuropsychiatric Association, and contributes his efforts to governmental and non-governmental organizations striving to improve the lives of persons and families affected by brain injuries.​