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Dr. David B. Arciniegas, MD

David B. Arciniegas, M.D., F.A.N.P.A., F.A.P.M., C.B.I.S.TDirector, Rehabilitation Neuropsychiatry Program, TIRR Memorial Hermann
Senior Scientist and Medical Director of Brain Injury Research

Dr. David B. Arciniegas is a clinician, scientist and educator whose works are focused on the cognitive, emotional, and behavioral challenges experienced by persons with traumatic and other acquired brain injuries. Dr. Arciniegas came to TIRR Memorial Hermann in the fall of 2012 as an affiliated physician, senior scientist and medical director for brain injury research as part of a joint faculty recruitment with the Baylor College of Medicine.


Dr. Arciniegas received his medical degree from the University of Michigan in 1992, after which he completed an internship in community medicine, residency in psychiatry, and fellowship in neuropsychiatry and clinical neuroscience research at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Concurrent to his fellowship at that institution, he completed a research grant-supported, three-year fellowship in Neuroscience Research and Traumatic Brain Injury at the Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center. After completing his fellowships, he was awarded a traumatic brain injury-focused Research Career Development Award by the Department of Veterans Affairs, joined the faculty of the departments of Psychiatry and Neurology at UC-SOM, and was appointed Medical Director of the Brain Injury Unit at HealthONE Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital in Aurora, Colorado.

Publications and Leadership

Since that time, he has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals, edited four major textbooks on neuropsychiatry and brain injury medicine, and conducted more than 30 externally funded research studies. He is on the editorial boards of Brain Injury, Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, and Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, and is an editor on four major textbooks in the field, including Management of Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury.

Dr. Arciniegas is the current president of the International Brain Injury Association and participates in governmental and nongovernmental organizations striving to improve the lives of persons and families affected by brain injuries.

Services Provided by Dr. Arciniegas

Inpatient neuropsychiatric consultation with persons experiencing cognitive, emotional, and behavioral symptoms following: