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Keith D. Cicerone, Ph.D., ABPP., FACRM

Keith D. Cicerone, Ph.D. is the Director of Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology at the JFK-Johnson Rehabilitation Institute and New Jersey Neuroscience Institute, JFK Medical Center. He has been the Clinical Director of the Cognitive Rehabilitation Department at JFK-Johnson Rehabilitation Institute since 1985. He holds academic appointments as Clinical Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and as Associate Professor of Neuroscience, Seton Hall University Graduate School of Medical Education. Dr. Cicerone is Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology, and is a Fellow of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, American Psychological Association (Divisions of Rehabilitation Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology), and the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine.

Dr. Cicerone is the author of over 75 peer reviewed publications in the areas of traumatic brain injury and neuropsychological rehabilitation. His research has addressed the development and validation of interventions for impairments of attention and executive functioning after traumatic brain injury, and controlled trials of holistic neuropsychological rehabilitation. He is the primary author of three evidence-based reviews of cognitive rehabilitation after traumatic brain injury and stroke, conducted through the Brain Injury – Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group of ACRM.

Dr. Cicerone’s work towards demonstrating the effectiveness of cognitive rehabilitation has complemented his work as an advocate for people with acquired cognitive and neurologic disabilities. As a recognized expert in the area of cognitive rehabilitation for people with traumatic brain injury, Dr. Cicerone has testified to the Institute of Medicine, Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, and Congressional Brain Injury Task Force. Professional recognition of his work includes Distinguished Lectureships from the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine (2007), Rotman-Baycrest Research Institute (2012) and
John Stanley Coulter Lecture, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (2011); the
2008 Gold Key award from the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine for “extraordinary service to the cause of rehabilitation”; 2011 Mitchel Rosenthal Award from the NIDRR TBI Model Systems Knowledge Transition Center; 2012 Stanley and Elizabeth Licht Award for Excellence in Scientific Writing; 2012 Robert L. Moody Prize for Distinguished Initiatives in Brain Injury Research and Rehabilitation; 2013 Clinical Research Award for Lifetime Achievement, North American Brain Injury Society; and the 2015 Leonard Diller Award from APA Division 22 Rehabilitation Psychology “in recognition of significant scholarly contributions and achievements in neurorehabilitation, cognitive rehabilitation and holistic neuropsychological rehabilitation.”