David Cifu, MD is Chairman and Herman J. Flax, MD Endowed Professor (tenured) of the Department of PM&R at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine in Richmond, Virginia. He is also Chief of PM&R Services of the VCU Health System and Founding Director of the VCU-Center for Rehabilitation Sciences and Engineering (CERSE). He is the Senior TBI Specialist for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. He is the Director of Sports Sciences for the NHL Florida Panthers. He has been funded on 42 research grants for over $135 million, including currently serving as Principal Investigator of the VA/DoD $62.2 million Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium (CENC). In his more than 25 years as an academic physiatrist, he has delivered more than 535 regional, national and international lectures, published more than 215 scientific articles and 65 abstracts, and co-authored or edited 30 books and book chapters. He is also the Past President of the American Academy of PM&R (2007-8), and Editor-in-Chief of the 5th Edition of Braddom’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation textbook (2015) and Braddom’s Handbook of Rehabilitation Medicine (2017).