Nathan D. Zasler, MD, FAAPM&R, FAADEP, DAAPM, CBIST is an internationally respected physician specialist in acquired brain injury (ABI) care and rehabilitation. He is CEO and Medical Director of the Concussion Care Centre of Virginia, an outpatient neurorehabilitation practice, as well as Tree of Life Services, Inc., a living assistance and transitional neurorehabilitation program for persons with acquired brain injury in Richmond, Virginia.
He is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and fellowship trained in brain injury. Dr. Zasler is an affiliate professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at VCU in Richmond, Virginia, as well as associate professor, adjunct, in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia where he also serves on the UVA Brain Injury and Sports Concussion Institute Professional Advisory Board. Dr. Zasler is a fellow of the American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians and a diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management.
Dr. Zasler has lectured and written extensively on neurorehabilitation issues related to acquired brain injury. He has won numerous awards for his work in TBI research, clinical care, and advocacy. He was the NHIF’s (now BIAA) first recipient of the “Young Investigator Award.” He was the recipient of the Sheldon Berrol Clinical Services award from BIAA in 2011. He has also been, repeatedly, nationally recognized by “Best Doctors” for practice excellence in brain injury medicine. Dr. Zasler is active in local, national and international organizations dealing with acquired brain injury and neurodisability, serving in numerous consultant and board member roles. He has edited six books including “Rehabilitation of Post-Concussive Disorders,” “Medical Rehabilitation of Traumatic Brain Injury,” “Rehabilitation of Functional Disorders,” “Brain Injury Medicine: Principles and Practice”, Editions 1 and 2, and “Clinical Manual for the Management of Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury”. He currently serves as a reviewer for over 10 peer reviewed scientific journals. Dr. Zasler is chief editor of the international scientific publications, “Brain Injury” and “NeuroRehabilitation”. He also serves as associate editor of the IBIA’s “Neurotrauma Letter.” Dr. Zasler currently is serving his second term as the chairperson of the International Brain Injury Association (IBIA).
His main areas of clinical and research interest include neuromedical issues in acquired brain injury (particularly mild TBI), neuropsychopharmacology and disorders of consciousness, differential diagnosis in ABI, community-based care issues, as well as chronic post-traumatic pain rehabilitation including headaches. Dr. Zasler is an advocate, educator, clinical researcher, entrepreneur, inventor and busy practicing clinician who is involved with community based neurorehabilitation and neuromedical assessment in management of persons with acquired brain injury, neurodisability, as well as chronic pain. He is also involved in international ABI healthcare consultation, including clinical and technical programmatic development, as well as medicolegal consultation.