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John Whyte, MD, PhD

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  • Director, Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI)
  • Director of Attention Research (MRRI)
  • Director of Brain Injury Research, Drucker Brain Injury Center, MossRehab

Dr. Whyte is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

His primary areas of interest are:

  • Pharmacological rehabilitation of attention deficits that occur after traumatic brain injury
  • Attention and working memory
  • Recovery from prolonged unconsciousness

In addition to his work in MRRI, Dr. Whyte is a Staff Physiatrist for Einstein Practice Plan, Inc. He has teaching appointments at Jefferson Medical College and Temple University School of Medicine.

Dr. Whyte has received funding for his research from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Department of Education/National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), the Department of the Army and the James McDonnell Foundation. He has also received seed money grants from the Albert Einstein Society and Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute Peer Review Committee.

Dr. Whyte has an extensive list of published research. His work has appeared in such publications as Neuropsychologia, Brain, Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, Neurology, Journal of Neurotrauma, and several others. He has also written numerous book chapters.

Dr. Whyte received his medical degree and a PhD in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at University of Minnesota Hospital, and a fellowship in Neurotrauma at New England Medical Center Hospitals and Greenery Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center.

Dr. Whyte has received numerous awards and honors for his outstanding research, lectureship, and work as a pioneer in the field of brain injury rehabilitation, from organizations such as the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, the Association of Academic Physiatrists, and the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania.