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David Cifu, MD, Physical Medicine/Rehab, Richmond, VA, VCU Medical Center

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Physical Medicine/Rehab Richmond, VA

Associate Dean SOM, Chairman VCU Dept of PM&R, Senior Consultant Sheltering Arms Institute, Senior TBI Specialist for Dept of Veterans Affairs

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Summary

  • David Cifu, MD is an internationally recognized academic leader and innovator who specializes in initiating, developing, fostering and leading small and large-scale collaborations across the research, clinical, education and philanthropic arenas to create knowledge, add value and build opportunities. He is an Eminent Scholar, the Associate Dean for Innovation and System Integration, Herman J. Flax, MD Tenured Professor and Chair of the Department of PM&R in the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)-School of Medicine in Richmond, Virginia. He is also Chief of PM&R Services for the VCU Health System, Founding Director of the VCU-Center for Rehabilitation Sciences and Engineering (CERSE), Senior Consultant for the Sheltering Arms Institute, and Senior TBI Specialist for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. He has been funded on 60 research grants for over $286 million, including currently serving as Principal Investigator of the VA/DoD $116.7 million Long-term Impact of Military-relevant Brain Injury Consortium (LIMBIC) since 2013. In his more than 30 years as an academic physiatrist, he has delivered more than 600 regional, national and international lectures, published more than 250 scientific articles and co-authored or edited 45 books and book chapters. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the premiere line of texts in the field of PM&R, “Braddom’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,” including the 5th Edition Textbook (2015), 1st Edition Handbook (2017), 6th Edition Textbook (2021) and 2nd Edition Handbook (2023), and co-Editor of Board Review textbooks in Brain Injury Medicine (2020) and Spinal Cord Injury (2022). He has been the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Champion for the 2009, 2016 and 2021 VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines for Post-Acute Mild TBI Management. In 2021, he was recognized by the US Department of Veterans Affairs with the Paul B. Magnuson Award for Outstanding Achievement in Rehabilitation Research and Development.

Education & Training

  • Baylor College of Medicine
    Baylor College of MedicineResidency, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1987 - 1990
  • Boston University School of Medicine
    Boston University School of MedicineMD, Medicine, 1982 - 1986
  • Boston University School of Medicine
    Boston University School of MedicineClass of 1986
  • Baylor College of Medicine
    Baylor College of MedicineResidency, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1986

Certifications & Licensure

  • VA State Medical License
    VA State Medical License 1991 - 2030
  • VA State Medical License
    VA State Medical License 1991 - 2024
  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 2017 - 2019
  • TX State Medical License
    TX State Medical License 1989 - 1991
  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Regional Top Doctor Castle Connolly, 2014

Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Clinical research findings from the long-term impact of military-relevant brain injury consortium-Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium (LIMBIC-CENC) 2013-2021  
    Cifu, David X, Brain Injury, 4/16/2022

Press Mentions

  • VCU 1 of 4 Centers in U.S. To Provide Nationally Recognized Care for Both Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury
    VCU 1 of 4 Centers in U.S. To Provide Nationally Recognized Care for Both Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain InjurySeptember 21st, 2021
  • Resilience and Change: People First
    Resilience and Change: People FirstJune 15th, 2021
  • Research Week Honors Pioneering Work for Veterans
    Research Week Honors Pioneering Work for VeteransMay 11th, 2021
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