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Brad G. Kurowski, MD, MS


  • 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 Pediatrics
  • UC Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine
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.

About

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.

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Publications

The Impact of Preinjury and Secondary Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder on Outcomes After Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury. Narad, ME; Kaizar, EE; Zhang, N; Taylor, HG; Yeates, KO; Kurowski, BG; Wade, SL. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. 2022; 43:e361-e369.

Comparative Effectiveness of Diversion of Cerebrospinal Fluid for Children With Severe Traumatic Brain Injury. Bell, MJ; Rosario, BL; Kochanek, PM; Adelson, PD; Morris, KP; Au, AK; Schober, M; Butt, W; Edwards, RJ; Zimmerman, J; et al. JAMA Network Open. 2022; 5.

Prescribing Patterns of Amantadine During Pediatric Inpatient Rehabilitation After Traumatic Brain Injury: A Multicentered Retrospective Review From the Pediatric Brain Injury Consortium. McLaughlin, MJ; Caliendo, E; Lowder, R; Watson, WD; Kurowski, B; Baum, KT; Blackwell, LS; Koterba, CH; Hoskinson, KR; Tlustos, SJ; et al. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. 2022; 37:240-248.

Adolescent and Parent Perceptions of the Impact of Concussion/mTBI on Family Functioning and Activity Levels in Recovery. Quatman-Yates, CC; Miley, AE; Morrison, P; Hugentobler, J; Wade, SL; Rhine, TD; Kurowski, BG. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. 2022; 37:E280-E291.

Gross motor function prediction using natural language processing in cerebral palsy. Greve, K; Ni, Y; Bailes, AF; Vargus-Adams, J; Miley, AE; Aronow, B; McMahon, MM; Kurowski, BG; Mitelpunkt, A. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 2022.

Usage Patterns of an mHealth Symptom Monitoring App Among Adolescents With Acute Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries. Schmidt, M; Babcock, L; Kurowski, BG; Cassedy, A; Sidol, C; Wade, SL. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. 2022; 37:134-143.

Brain-derived neurotrophic factor Val66Met and neuropsychological functioning after early childhood traumatic brain injury. Treble-Barna, A; Wade, SL; Pilipenko, V; Martin, LJ; Yeates, KO; Taylor, HG; Kurowski, BG. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. 2022; 1-11.

Comparison of Intracranial Pressure Measurements Before and After Hypertonic Saline or Mannitol Treatment in Children With Severe Traumatic Brain Injury. Kochanek, PM; Adelson, PD; Rosario, BL; Hutchison, J; Miller Ferguson, N; Ferrazzano, P; O'Brien, N; Beca, J; Sarnaik, A; LaRovere, K; et al. JAMA Network Open. 2022; 5.

Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor Val66Met and Behavioral Adjustment after Early Childhood Traumatic Brain Injury. Treble-Barna, A; Wade, SL; Pilipenko, V; Martin, LJ; Yeates, KO; Taylor, HG; Kurowski, BG. Journal of Neurotrauma. 2022; 39:114-121.

Electronic health record and patterns of care for children with cerebral palsy. Kurowski, BG; Greve, K; Bailes, AF; Zahner, J; Vargus-Adams, J; Mcmahon, MA; Aronow, BJ; Mitelpunkt, A. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 2021; 63:1337-1343.

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Brain Trauma Linked to ADHD Risk

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

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