Marilyn F. Kraus, MD, is a widely recognized expert in traumatic brain injury (TBI), with over 20 years of experience. She is a subspecialty boarded neuropsychiatrist, whose particular area of focus is the use of neuropharmacology to improve neurobehavioral and cognitive outcomes after TBI of any severity. Besides providing care in the outpatient clinic, Dr. Kraus consults on the inpatient units and is helping to develop the MedStar NRH Concussion Program.
Besides her clinical duties, she continues to be actively involved in research, and has multiple publications on the assessment of TBI utilizing neuroimaging and oculomotor studies, as well as on treatment interventions. Dr. Kraus has been actively involved with education and training for many years, and now serves as Program Director of the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital/MedStar NRH Brain Injury Medicine Fellowship. She lectures widely on aspects of evaluation and treatment of TBI.
Dr. Kraus is a recent past Medical Director of the TBI Consult Section as part of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center’s inpatient acute polytrauma team, working closely with injured servicemen and women and their families. She has served as Medical Director of the Neuropsychiatry Programs at the University of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine and at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, and has held faculty positions at Johns Hopkins University, the University Of Illinois at Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. For many years, she has been active in developing and improving services for people with brain injury.
Dr. Kraus earned her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine, where she completed her residency and served as chief resident. She also completed a clinical fellowship with the Baylor College of Medicine and a research fellowship at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Dr. Kraus is a member of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, the American Society for Neurorehabilitation, and the American Neuropsychiatric Association, and is an elected member of the International Brain Injury Association’s Board of Governors.