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.
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.
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.