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About Dr. Kutner

Dr. Kenneth Kutner is a Board-Certified Neuropsychologist and recognized national expert in the evaluation and treatment of sports concussion. He has been the team Neuropsychologist for the New York Giants for 31 seasons (1994-present) and is integrally involved in the development of their Concussion Management Protocol. He has also consulted for Rugby United New York, the San Diego Chargers, and the USC Trojans.  

Dr. Kutner was awarded the prestigious Fellow status by the National Academy of Neuropsychology for his original contribution to the field of Sports Concussion. He was also the lead author of the Sideline Concussion Checklist, which was one of the first sideline diagnostic tools utilized in the NFL. He has presented on the topic of concussion to the NFL Physicians Society, the NFL Alumni Association, the U.S. Army Research Institute, and the U.S. Department of Defense.

 

Dr. Kutner has over 30 years of experience in working with individuals who have sustained head trauma, ranging from mild concussion to severe brain injury. He also specializes in the evaluation of stroke, brain tumor, hypoxia/anoxia, neurotoxicity, epilepsy, dementia, Parkinson's disease, and other neurological disorders. Dr. Kutner also performs Independent Medical Exams (IMEs), disability evaluations, mental capacity and competency exams, law enforcement fitness-for-duty exams, as well as provides expert testimony. 

 

Dr. Kutner is Clinical Assistant Professor of Neuropsychology in the Department of Neurological Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine-Cornell University, where he conducts research and is involved in the training of neurosurgical residents. He has published research on traumatic brain injury, systemic lupus erythematous, neuroendocrinology, and brain tumors. Additionally, Dr. Kutner is on the Medical Staff at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center with hospital privileges since 2001. Since 2004, he has worked as a Reviewer for the prestigious journal Neurosurgery. He was also selected as a national expert to evaluate incoming research studies on traumatic brain injury, cerebrovascular disease, CTE, and dementia.

Dr. Kutner specializes in performing Neuropsychological Assessment for patients with Memory Impairment and Dementia. He was involved in Alzheimer's disease research at Weill Cornell Medicine, and was directly involved with the Memory Disorders Program, where he presented on the role of Neuropsychological Assessment in memory impairment. He has completed the Alzheimer's Association Training Certification, and is a Professional Member of the Alzheimer's Association International Society of Research and Treatment. 

 

Dr. Kutner currently sees patients in both his South Florida and New Jersey offices each month.

Dr. Kenneth Kutner: Dementia and Concussion Expert

Education

Dr. Kutner completed his undergraduate degree in Psychology from George Washington University, and his doctorate (Ph.D.) in Clinical Psychology (with a specialty in Neuropsychology) from Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. He then completed an internship at Connecticut Valley Hospital, and his residency at Woodmere Brain Recovery Center. Subsequently, he joined the faculty of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. In 1998, he was recruited to join the faculty of Weill Cornell Medicine-Cornell University. Dr. Kutner is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor of Neuropsychology in the Department of Neurological Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine-Cornell University.

Certifications

Dr. Kutner was awarded Diplomate status as a Board-Certified Clinical Neuropsychologist through the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN) and the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). He is also Fellow status by the National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN). 

Selected
Publications

2019

Increased sensitivity to traumatic axonal injury on postconcussion diffusion tensor imaging scans in National Football League players by using premorbid baseline scans

https://thejns.org/view/journals/j-neurosurg/133/4/article-p1063.xml

2003

Development and validation of a web-based neuropsychological test protocol for sport-related return-to-play decision-making

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/14591461/

1999

Hormones and cognition: current concepts and issues in neuropsychology
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10667447/

1999

Unexpected preservation of function in a huge dominant temporal lobe glioma
https://academic.oup.com/acn/article/14/8/642/2913

1999

Neuropsychology of sports-related head injury: Dementia Pugilistica to Post Concussion Syndrome
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10949160/

1988

Neuropsychological functioning in systemic lupus erythematosus
https://psycnet.apa.org/doiLanding?doi=10.1037%2Fh0091738/

Pictures

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NY Giants' 2024 Pre-Season Team Physicals Dr. Stieg (left) with Dr. Kutner (right)

Dr. Kutner in the New York Giants locker room

Dr. Kutner (right) in the New York Giants team locker room doing a consult

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Dr. Kutner (left) presenting at the annual NFL Alumni Meeting

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Dr. Kutner presenting at the NFL Neuropsychologist's Meeting

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Dr. Kutner (left) with Dr. De La Pena and Dr. Stieg at New York Giants Stadium

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Dr. Kutner (right) Course Director and Speaker on Sports-related Head Injury

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Dr. Kutner presenting at the
USARIEM Army Base 

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Dr. Kutner (right) presenting on the topic of COVID-19 and the brain in April of 2022

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Dr. Kutner (right) with former New York Giants' tight end Howard Cross

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