A photo of Brad Kurowski.

Co-Director, Brain Recovery After Injury (BRAIN) Health and Wellness Center

Director, Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Site Director, Rehabilitation Research Experience for Medical Students (RREMS)

Associate Professor, UC Department of PediatricsUC Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine

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My Biography & Research

Biography

I am a brain injury and rehabilitation medicine doctor specializing in concussion and acquired brain injury. In my practice, we take a collaborative approach to care, working with patients and their families to achieve their collective goals.

There are often many “right” paths to healing, and a team-based approach that is patient- and family-centered works best to achieve good outcomes. Watching children recover, thrive and achieve their goals inspires me.

I am honored to have received the following awards:

  • Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) Young Academician Award in 2014. This award recognizes a young clinical and translational research leader.
  • American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Early Investigator Award in Rehabilitation Research in 2014. This award recognizes a young clinical and translational research leader who demonstrates drive and commitment to furthering rehabilitation research.
  • University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Pediatric Scholars Summer Faculty “Hero” Teaching/Mentoring Award in 2015. This award is for the outstanding teaching of medical students during their summer research experience.

With my current research, my colleagues and I want to understand the variability in recovery after an acquired brain injury and to develop better treatment approaches.

I love spending my free time with my family. I also enjoy coaching, playing soccer and tennis, yoga, cross-training and cooking on the grill.

Clinical Interests

Traumatic brain injury; across all severity levels concussion through more severe injuries

Research Interests

Understanding individual, injury/disease-related, and socio-environmental factors that influence health, functioning, and wellness after injury and in disease and optimizing management approaches to improve physiologic and clinical outcomes

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of PediatricsUC Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine

Divisions

Rehabilitation Medicine, Rehabilitation



Blog Posts

Brain Trauma Linked to ADHD Risk

Mind Brain Behavior

Brain Trauma Linked to ADHD Risk

Brad G. Kurowski, MD, MS6/30/2019

My Locations

My Education

MS: Clinical and Translational Research, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH.

MD: Case Western Reserve, University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH.

BS/MS: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.

My Publications

The Experience of Caregivers Following a Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Requiring ICU Admission. Kreitzer, N; Bakas, T; Kurowski, B; Lindsell, CJ; Ferioli, S; Foreman, B; Ngwenya, LB; Thomas, S; Keegan, S; Adeoye, O. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. 2020; 35:E299-E309.

Online Family Problem-Solving Therapy (F-PST) for Executive and Behavioral Dysfunction After Traumatic Brain Injury in Adolescents: A Randomized, Multicenter, Comparative Effectiveness Clinical Trial. Kurowski, BG; Taylor, HG; McNally, KA; Kirkwood, MW; Cassedy, A; Horn, PS; Stancin, T; Wade, SL. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. 2020; 35:165-174.

Impact of Secondary ADHD on Long-Term Outcomes After Early Childhood Traumatic Brain Injury. Narad, ME; Riemersma, J; Wade, SL; Smith-Paine, J; Morrison, P; Taylor, HG; Yeates, KO; Kurowski, BG. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. 2020; 35:E271-E279.

From Early Childhood to Adolescence: Lessons About Traumatic Brain Injury From the Ohio Head Injury Outcomes Study. Petranovich, CL; Smith-Paine, J; Wade, SL; Yeates, KO; Taylor, HG; Stancin, T; Kurowski, BG. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. 2020; 35:226-239.

Proceedings from the Consensus Conference on Trauma Patient-Reported Outcome Measures. Sakran, JV; Ezzeddine, H; Schwab, CW; Bonne, S; Brasel, KJ; Burd, RS; Cuschieri, J; Ficke, J; Gaines, BA; Giacino, JT; et al. Journal of The American College of Surgeons. 2020; 230:819-835.

A Randomized Comparative Effectiveness Trial of Family-Problem-Solving Treatment for Adolescent Brain Injury: Parent Outcomes from the Coping with Head Injury through Problem Solving (CHIPS) Study. Wade, SL; Cassedy, AE; McNally, KA; Kurowski, BG; Kirkwood, MW; Stancin, T; Taylor, HG. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. 2019; 34:E1-E9.

Adolescent quality of life following family problem-solving treatment for brain injury. Wade, SL; Cassedy, AE; Taylor, HG; McNally, KA; Kirkwood, MW; Stancin, T; Horn, PS; Kurowski, BG. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 2019; 87:1043-1055.

Neurocognitive and Quality of Life Improvements Associated With Aerobic Training for Individuals With Persistent Symptoms After Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Secondary Outcome Analysis of a Pilot Randomized Clinical Trial. Gladstone, E; Narad, ME; Hussain, F; Quatman-Yates, CC; Hugentobler, J; Wade, SL; Gubanich, PJ; Kurowski, BG. Frontiers in Neurology. 2019; 10.

Rehabilitation Practices in Patients With Moderate and Severe Traumatic Brain Injury. Kreitzer, N; Rath, K; Kurowski, BG; Bakas, T; Hart, K; Lindsell, CJ; Adeoye, O. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. 2019; 34:E66-E72.

Influence of Methylphenidate on Long-Term Neuropsychological and Everyday Executive Functioning After Traumatic Brain Injury in Children with Secondary Attention Problems. LeBlond, E; Smith-Paine, J; Riemersma, JJ; Horn, PS; Wade, SL; Kurowski, BG. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS. 2019; 25:740-749.