DR. KENNETH 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 27 seasons (1994-present), and is integrally involved in the development of their Concussion Management Protocol. Additionally, he recently joined the medical staff for the new XFL team, the New York Guardians, as well as the new Major League Rugby team, Rugby United New York. He also consulted for the San Diego Chargers, USC Trojans, and New Jersey Gladiators. In 2015, Dr. Kutner started Professional Sports Concussion Care in order to develop a center for excellence for sports-related traumatic brain injury. He is also actively involved in working with retired NFL and NHL players.
Dr. Kutner was awarded Fellow Status by the National Academy of Neuropsychology for his original contribution to the field of Sports Concussion. He was the lead author of the Sideline Concussion Checklist, one of the first sideline assessment tools utilized in the NFL. He has also presented on sports concussion to the NFL Physicians Society and NFL Alumni Association.
Kenneth Kutner, PhD, ABPP-CN
Fellow of the National Academy
Dr. Kutner at the New York Giants'
2021 Pre-Season Team Physicals
Dr. Kutner with Dr. McKeon at the 2018
NFL Neuropsychologist's Meeting
in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Kutner and Dr. Maria De La Pena with
Dr. Philip Stieg, Chairman of Neurological Surgery
at Weill-Cornell Medicine
Dr. Kutner at the USARIEM Army Base giving the
2016 William B. Porter Memorial Lecture on
Traumatic Brain Injury
Dr. Kutner has over 25 years of experience in working with individuals who have sustained head trauma, ranging from mild concussion to severe brain injury. In addition, he specializes in the evaluation of stroke, brain tumor, hypoxia/anoxia, epilepsy, neuro-toxicity, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and other neurological disorders.
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. Since 2004, he has worked as a reviewer for the prestigious journal Neurosurgery. He was selected as a national expert to evaluate incoming research studies on traumatic brain injury, cerebrovascular disease, and other neurological studies. He has reviewed multiple studies on Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE).
He completed his undergraduate education at George Washington University and his doctorate at Chicago Medical School. After completing an internship at Connecticut Valley Hospital and residency at Woodmere Brain Recovery Center, he joined the faculty of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. In 1998, he joined the faculty of Weill-Cornell Medicine-Cornell University. He currently sees patients in both his Florida and New Jersey offices.
Dr. Kutner (left) presenting at the annual
2017 NFL Alumni Meeting
Dr. Kutner (left) with Dr. De La Pena at the
2016 New York Giants' Team Physicals
Dr. Kutner (right) - Course Director and Speaker at the
2014 Weill Cornell Medicine Conference on
Sports-Related Head Trauma
Dr. Kutner (right) with former New York Giants'
tight end Howard Cross