Adjustment to Chronic Illness, Aneurysms, Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Brain Tumors, Cancer Rehabilitation, Cognitive Rehabilitation, Cognitive Testing, Concussion Rehabilitation, Disorders of Executive Function, Disorders of Social Cognition, Hydrocephalus, Medical Psychology, Memory Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, Neurologic Rehabilitation, Neurology, Neuropsychology, Neurosurgery, Post-Concussive Disorder, Psychologist, Rehabilitation Psychology, Stroke, Stroke Rehabilitation, Traumatic Brain Injury
Awareness Syndromes; Anosognosia; Brain Injury Rehabilitation; Recovery after brain trauma; Rehabilitation Outcomes; Resiliency; Fatigue
Dr. Kathleen Kortte is an associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She specializes in the psychological rehabilitation needs of patients post injury or illness. Dr. Kortte serves as the program director of the Outpatient NeuroRehabilitation Program at Johns Hopkins.
Dr. Kortte earned her M.D. from Southern Illinois University. She performed a fellowship in neuropsychology at Johns Hopkins. She is one of only 18 professionals in the country who are double board-certified in clinical neuropsychology and rehabilitation psychology.
Dr. Kortte's research interests include awareness syndromes, anosognosia and brain injury rehabilitation.
Patients can be referred to Dr. Kortte for cognitive dysfunction, impairment or decline; emotional management and adjustment to medical issues; fatigue management from brain injury or illness; headache pain related to brain injury or illness; cognitive rehabilitation and evaluation; or neuropsychological evaluation and diagnosis related to brain injury or illness.
Dr. Kortte serves as the training director of the Clinical Neuropsychology Training Program for the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology. She has been recognized by the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with an Excellence in Psychology Clinical Teaching Award in 2011 and 2013. She is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Psychological Association and the International Neuropsychological Society.