Michael Kirkwood, PhD, ABPP-CN
Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Graduate School :
  • PhD, DePaul University (1999)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, University of Notre Dame (IN) (1992)
  • Nationwide Children's Hospital/Ohio State University Program (1999)
  • Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School Program, Pediatric Neuropsychology (2001)
Languages: English
Department: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Professional Titles

  • Director, CHCO Rehabilitation Psychology / Neuropsychology
  • Co-Director, CHCO Concussion Program


  • Wade SL, Walsh K, Slomine BS, Davis KC, Heard C, Maggard B, Sutcliffe M, Van Tubbergen M, McNally K, Deidrick K, Kirkwood MW, Lantagne A, Ashman S, Scratch S, Chesley G, Johnson-Kerner B, Johnson A, Cirincione L, Austin C. Widespread clinical implementation of the teen online problem-solving program: Progress, barriers, and lessons learned. Front Rehabil Sci. 2022;3:1089079. PubMed PMID: 36824180
  • Howell DR, Wingerson MJ, Kirkwood MW, Grubenhoff JA, Wilson JC. Early aerobic exercise among adolescents at moderate/high risk for persistent post-concussion symptoms: A pilot randomized clinical trial. Phys Ther Sport. 2022 May;55:196-204. PubMed PMID: 35489100
  • Miley AE, Elleman CB, Chiu RY, Moscato EL, Fisher AP, Slomine BS, Kirkwood MW, Baum KT, Walsh KE, Wade SL. Professional stakeholders' perceptions of barriers to behavioral health care following pediatric traumatic brain injury. Brain Inj. 2022 Mar 21;36(4):536-543. PubMed PMID: 35113744
  • Boone KB, Sweet JJ, Byrd DA, Denney RL, Hanks RA, Kaufmann PM, Kirkwood MW, Larrabee GJ, Marcopulos BA, Morgan JE, Paltzer JY, Rivera Mindt M, Schroeder RW, Sim AH, Suhr JA. Official position of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology on test security. Clin Neuropsychol. 2022 Apr;36(3):523-545. PubMed PMID: 35043752
  • Howell DR, Wilson JC, Kirkwood MW, Grubenhoff JA. Quality of Life and Symptom Burden 1 Month After Concussion in Children and Adolescents. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2019 Jan;58(1):42-49. PubMed PMID: 30311786
  • Sussman ZW, Peterson RL, Connery AK, Baker DA, Kirkwood MW. Utility of matrix reasoning as an embedded performance validity indicator in pediatric mild traumatic brain injury. Appl Neuropsychol Child. 2019 Jan-Mar;8(1):70-75. PubMed PMID: 29058467
  • Aguilar JM, Cassedy AE, Shultz EL, Kirkwood MW, Stancin T, Yeates KO, Taylor HG, Wade SL. A Comparison of 2 Online Parent Skills Training Interventions for Early Childhood Brain Injury: Improvements in Internalizing and Executive Function Behaviors. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2019 Mar Apr;34(2):65-76. PubMed PMID: 30499926
  • Narad ME, Raj S, Yeates KO, Taylor HG, Kirkwood MW, Stancin T, Wade SL. Randomized Controlled Trial of an Online Problem-Solving Intervention Following Adolescent Traumatic Brain Injury: Family Outcomes. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2019 May;100(5):811-820. PubMed PMID: 30738021
  • Wade SL, Cassedy AE, Sklut M, Taylor HG, McNally KA, Kirkwood MW, Stancin T, Kurowski BG. The Relationship of Adolescent and Parent Preferences for Treatment Modality With Satisfaction, Attrition, Adherence, and Efficacy: The Coping With Head Injury Through Problem-Solving (CHIPS) Study. J Pediatr Psychol. 2019 Apr 1;44(3):388-401. PubMed PMID: 30452665
  • Wade SL, Cassedy AE, Taylor HG, McNally KA, Kirkwood MW, Stancin T, Horn PS, Kurowski BG. Adolescent quality of life following family problem-solving treatment for brain injury. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2019 Nov;87(11):1043-1055. PubMed PMID: 31556652
  • Wade SL, Cassedy AE, McNally KA, Kurowski BG, Kirkwood MW, Stancin T, Taylor HG. A Randomized Comparative Effectiveness Trial of Family-Problem-Solving Treatment for Adolescent Brain Injury: Parent Outcomes From the Coping with Head Injury through Problem Solving (CHIPS) Study. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2019 Nov Dec;34(6):E1-E9. PubMed PMID: 31033747
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Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

  • Clinical Neuropsychology, Board Certification (0001)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Brain and Nervous System - Traumatic and Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Brain and Nervous System
  • Brain and Nervous System - Concussion
Clinical Interests
My clinical interests include the neuropsychological evaluation and outcomes of various types of brain illnesses and injuries. I have particular interest in traumatic brain injuries in children and teens including mild traumatic brain injuries or concussions.

Public Speaking

General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • PhD, DePaul University (1999)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, University of Notre Dame (IN) (1992)
  • Nationwide Children's Hospital/Ohio State University Program (1999)
  • Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School Program, Pediatric Neuropsychology (2001)
Languages: English
Department: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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