About Dr. Katz

Douglas I. Katz, MD is Associate Professor of Neurology at Boston University School of Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree from Brandeis University, his medical degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and completed his neurology training at Boston University. Following a fellowship in behavioral neurology at Boston University and the Boston VA, he has focused his clinical, teaching and research career on neurorehabilitation and brain injury and is a recognized expert in the field. He has been Medical Director of the Brain Injury Program at Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital in Massachusetts for over 25 years, one of the first dedicated brain injury rehabilitation programs in the US.

Dr. Katz’s research interests include predictors of recovery after traumatic brain injury (TBI), disorders of consciousness after brain injury, brain-behavior relationships of cognitive impairments after TBI, rehabilitation and pharmacologic treatment of cognitive problems after TBI. He has participated in a number of government-funded studies in brain injury and neurorehabilitation, and has numerous publications in these areas. He has co-edited two books, including a highly-regarded comprehensive text on brain injury, Brain Injury Medicine, recently released in its 2nd edition.

Dr. Katz is Vice President of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine and was recently on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Neurorehabilitation and the Brain Injury Association of America. He was Chair of the Section on Neural Repair and Rehabilitation for the American Academy of Neurology. He serves on several editorial boards. His honors also include the Sheldon Berrol Clinical Services Award from the Brain Injury Association of America (2001) and the Ken Viste award from the American Society of Neurorehabilitaiton (2012).

Dr. Katz’s CV [pdf]