Douglas I. Katz, MD is Professor of Neurology at Boston University School of Medicine, a member of the academic neurology staff at Boston Medical Center and Medical Director of the Brain Injury Program at HealthSouth Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital in Massachusetts. With subspecialties in cognitive/behavioral neurology and neurorehabilitation, he is a recognized leader in the field of traumatic brain injury (TBI) rehabilitation with over 30 years of experience in TBI clinical research, clinical care, education and program development.
Research interests include neuropathology, natural history and outcome prediction in TBI, disorders of consciousness after brain injury, pharmacologic treatment of cognitive problems after TBI, structural and functional imaging in relation to recovery and rehabilitation after TBI and chronic traumatic encephalopathy. He has numerous publications in these areas and has co-edited four books, including a comprehensive text with Drs. Zasler and Zafonte on TBI, Brain Injury Medicine (Demos). He has been center PI on a number of multi-center collaborative grants on TBI and is presently a co-investigator on 2 NIH funded studies on Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy.
He is director of the Neurorehabilitation fellowship at Boston University, and has been a national leader in developing training and certification standards for neurorehabilitation. He serves on a number of editorial boards for major journals on brain injury and neurorehabilitation.
Dr. Katz is President of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM), 2015-2017 and has served on other the boards including the American Society of Neurorehabilitation, Brain Injury Association of America and presently MAB Community Services and the Ivy Street School. His honors include the Sheldon Berrol Clinical Services Award from the Brain Injury Association of America (2001), the Ken Viste, Jr. award from the American Society of Neurorehabilitaiton (2012) and the Compassionate Care Award of the Brain Injury Association of MA (2013).