Marilyn Kraus, MD has worked in the field of neuropsychiatry and brain injury medicine for over 20 years. She currently serves on the Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Service in GWU Hospital. Her past positions have included serving as the Director of the Traumatic Brain Injury Program and the Concussion Clinic in the GW Department of Neurology and as the Director of the Concussion Program at Medstar National Rehabilitation Hospital. In addition, she is a past medical director of the Traumatic Brain Injury Consult Section as part of the inpatient polytrauma team at The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, working closely with the wounded warriors and their families.
Her research has focused the on the assessment of neuropathology and neurobehavioral/cognitive function after concussion and traumatic brain injury (TBI) of all severities, as well as the role of neuropharmacology in recovery and management. Her work has included research on the role of several modalities in the assessment of TBI, including original published data on the use of PET imaging, diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and oculomotor studies. Her work has been published in a number of peer-reviewed journals, including Brain and Neurology.
She is extensively involved in education, teaching and supervising interdisciplinary trainees and she is a frequent invited lecturer on aspects of evaluation and management of TBI, with a focus on concussion.
Dr. Kraus is a member of several professional societies, including The American Society for Neurorehabilitation, The American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, and The International Brain Injury Association (IBIA), for which she serves as a member of their Board of Governors.