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Theodore Tsaousides

  • ASSISTANT CLINICAL PROFESSOR Rehabilitation Medicine
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Biography

    Dr. Tsaousides is a rehabilitation neuropsychologist and assistant professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and a licensed psychologist in the state of New York.  He specializes in neuropsychological assessments, cognitive remediation, and psychotherapy for a range of cognitive and emotional difficulties.  Dr. Tsaousides employs evidence-based, innovative, goal-oriented treatment approaches to enhance cognitive and emotional functioning, and to improve self-awareness and interpersonal skills.

    Dr. Tsaousides is the training director of the postdoctoral fellowship program in clinical neuropsychology and rehabilitation research at the Brain Injury Research Center of the Depertment of Rehabilitation Medicine.  He is also a co-investigator in the Mount Sinai Injury Control Research Center, and the Disability Rehabilitation Research Project on Classification of Rehabilitation Interventions. 

    Dr. Tsaousides received his doctorate in counseling psychology at the University at Albany, State University of New York, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology and rehabilitation research at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

Research

Dr. Tsaousides is involved in research focused on improving cognitive and psychosocial functioning following traumatic brain injury (TBI).  He is currently involved in a variety of clinical trials, among which are:

  • A psychotherapy study for post-TBI depression
  • A trial on the efficacy of cognitive rehabilitation day treatment following TBI
  • Validation of a brain injury screening instrument
  • Development a measure to assess the needs of individuals with TBI
  • A trial on the effects of aerobic exercise on mood, cognition, and fatigue following TBI
  • Vocational outcomes after TBI

Publications

Tsaousides T, Gordon WA. Cognitive Rehabilitation following traumatic brain injury: Assessment to treatment. Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine 2009; 76: 173-181.

Tsaousides T, Warshowsky A, Ashman T, Cantor J, Spielman L, Gordon WA. The relationship between employment related self-efficacy and quality of life following traumatic brain injury. Rehabilitation Psychology 2009; 54: 299-305.

Tsaousides T, Ashman TA, Seter C. The psychological effects of employment after traumatic brain injury. Rehabilitation Psychology;: in press.

Ginsberg AA, Tsaousides T, Filanosky CA. The Role of Sleep-efficiency in Post-TBI Fatigue: A Comparison between Individuals with TBI and non-TBI Controls. Poster session presented at the 37th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Waikoloa, HI. 2008, February;.

Tsaousides T, Filanosky CA, Ginsberg AA. Reliability and Validity of the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index in Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury. Poster session presented at the 37th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Waikoloa, HI. 2008, February;.

Tsaousides T, Ashman T, Seter C. The effects of employment on depression following Traumatic Brain Injury. Poster session presented at the 9th Annual Conference in Rehabilitation Psychology, Charlotte, NC. 2007, March;.

Tsaousides T, Filanosky C. Using the URICA to assess rehabilitation readiness for individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury. Poster session presented at the 36th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Portland, OR. 2007, February;.

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Dr. Tsaousides did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2012 and/or 2013: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website at http://icahn.mssm.edu/about-us/services-and-resources/faculty-resources/handbooks-and-policies/faculty-handbook. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.

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Address

Department of Rehab Medicine, Brain Injury Research Center
5 East 98th Street, Room B-15
New York, NY 10029

Tel: 212-241-6547
Fax: 212-241-0137