Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Beth K. and Stuart C. Division of Neuropsychiatry
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US
Director, Beth K. and Stuart C. Yudofsky Division of Neuropsychiatry
Beth K. and Stuart C. Yudofsky Chair in Brain Injury Medicine
Vice Chair for Research, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Senior Scientist and Medical Director for Brain Injury Research
TIRR Memorial Hermann
Houston, TX


Fellowship at University of Colorado School of Medicine
Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience Research
Fellowship at Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Neuroscience Research and Traumatic Brain Injury
Residency at University of Colorado School of Medicine
Internship at University of Colorado School of Medicine
Community Medicine
MD from University of Michigan Medical School

Professional Interests

  • Posttraumatic neuropsychiatric disturbances.
  • Traumatic brain injury

Professional Statement

Dr. Arciniegas' clinical and research activities focus on the evaluation and rehabilitation of persons with traumatic brain injuries and posttraumatic neuropsychiatric disturbances.

Dr. Arciniegas is an inpatient consultation physician at TIRR Memorial Hermann rehabilitation hospital. He does not provide outpatient services.

Selected Publications


American Neuropsychiatric Association
International Brain Injury Association
International Neuropsychiatric Association


Multicenter Evaluation of Memory Remediation after Traumatic Brain Injury with Donepezil
- #H133A130047
Grant funding from Department of Education, NIDRR
The MEMRI-TBI-D Study is a NIDRR-funded, five-year, four-site, randomized, parallel design, double-blind, placebo-controlled, 10-week trial that will evaluate the effect of donepezil on treatment for functionally important verbal memory problems among 160 individuals (age 18-60 years) who sustained a complicated mild, moderate, or severe non-penetrating TBI six to 36 months prior to study participation.
Texas TBI Model System of TIRR
- #H133A120020
Grant funding from Department of Education, NIDRR
This project will contribute to the TBI Model Systems (TBIMS) National Database, implement an extensive program of TBI information and consumer education activities, and conduct a local, randomized controlled trial of a novel psychotherapy for emotional distress in persons with TBI.
Rivastigmine Patch in Veterans with Cognitive Impairment following TBI
- #CX000239 (CCTA #0001)
Grant funding from Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of R&D
The goal of this project is to perform a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled multicenter study evaluating the safety and efficacy of rivastigmine patch as a treatment for persistent memory impairments among Veterans with traumatic brain injury, with pre- and post-treatment assessments using neuropsychological measures.