David B. Arciniegas, M.D.
Beth K. and Stuart C. Yudofsky Chair in Brain Injury Medicine
Executive Director, Beth K. and Stuart C. Yudofsky Division of Neuropsychiatry
Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Baylor College of Medicine
One Baylor Plaza, BCM350
Houston, TX 77030|
Senior Scientist and Medical Director for Brain Injury Research, TIRR Memorial Hermann
1333 Moursund Street
Houston, TX 77030
Integrated Flexible Premedical-Medical Program (B.S., M.D.), University of Michigan Medical School
Internship in Community Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Residency in Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Fellowship in Neuropsychiatry & Clinical Neuroscience Research, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Fellowship in Neuroscience Research and Traumatic Brain Injury, Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center/Special Fellowships Program, Office of Academic Affiliations, Department of Veterans Affairs
Research and Clinical Interests:
Dr. Arciniegas’ clinical and research activities focus on the evaluation and rehabilitation of persons with traumatic brain injuries and posttraumatic neuropsychiatric disturbances.
Academic Background and Distinctions:
David B. Arciniegas, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, the Beth K. and Stuart C. Yudofsky Chair in Brain Injury Medicine, and Executive Director of the Beth K. and Stuart C. Yudofsky Division of Neuropsychiatry in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Baylor College of Medicine. At The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR) Memorial Hermann, he serves as Senior Scientist and Medical Director for Brain Injury Research. Prior to moving to Houston in 2012, Dr. Arciniegas was the Michael K. Cooper Professor of Neurocognitive Disease and Director of the Neurobehavioral Disorders Program at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
His clinical and research activities focus on the evaluation and rehabilitation of persons with cognitive, emotional, and behavioral disturbances due to traumatic and other acquired brain injuries. His work is supported by multiple federal grant-making agencies and philanthropic organizations, and serves as a scientific reviewer for multiple federal and private grant-making agencies in the U.S. and abroad. Dr. Arciniegas has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, 29 book chapters, and many additional review and information articles. He is Associate Editor for Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, the official journal of the American Neuropsychiatric Association, and Brain Injury, the official journal of the International Brain Injury Association. In recognition of his research and scholarly contributions to the field, he received the Young Investigator Award from the Brain Injury Association of America and the Outstanding Contribution Award from the Brain Injury Association of Colorado.
Dr. Arciniegas is internationally recognized for his contributions to neuropsychiatric education. He is the author of or editor/co-editor of four medical textbooks including Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry (Cambridge University Press), Management of Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury (American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.), Brain Injury Medicine: Principles and Practice, Second Edition (Demos Medical Publishing), and Neuropsychiatry: An Introductory Approach (Cambridge University Press). He led the development of the Core Curriculum for Training in Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry by the Joint Advisory Committee on Subspecialty Certification of the American Neuropsychiatric Association and the Society for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology. This work was adopted and is presently used by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties as a guide for training program accreditation and practitioner certification. In recognition of his work as a classroom educator, he is a three-time recipient of the Eleanor A. Steele Award in Recognition of Inspirational Teaching and Supervision from the Residency Training Program in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, recipient of the James A. Scully Award for Teacher, Advocate, and Friend, Residency Training Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine, and recipient of the Total Learning Environment – Innovations in Education Award, Office of Education, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.
Dr. Arciniegas is a member of multiple national and international professional societies. He is a past President of the Colorado Psychiatric Society, current Program Committee Chair for the American Neuropsychiatric Association, a member of the Executive Committee of the International Neuropsychiatric Association, and current President of the International Brain Injury Association. He is a member of several committees within the Program Directors group of the NIDRR Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems network, and is Chair of the External Advisory Committee for the Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Research Center of Excellence at the Michael E. DeBakey VAMC in Houston, TX. He has served as a consultant to and expert panel member for the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and the ICF Research Branch of the World Health Organization. He is frequent lecturer at local, national, and international scientific meetings, and an active participant in governmental and non-governmental organizations working to improve systems of care for persons with brain injuries.