David Salisbury Clinical Director at Pate Rehabilitation

David B. Salisbury, Psy.D., ABPP-CN                                                

Clinical Director

Dr. Salisbury is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist who has worked with neurorehabilitation populations for nearly two decades. His passion for this population stems from an early training experience where traditional interventions were not effective in a substance abuse treatment center.

After seeking extensive consultation from mentors, Dr. Salisbury realized the key role unrecognized or suboptimally addressed traumatic brain injury played in this population. This realization led Dr. Salisbury to redirect his graduate studies and research interests. He sought to further understand the critical brain-behavior relationships that can dictate recovery from various brain injuries - and impact all aspects of quality of life for patients and their support systems.

Dr. Salisbury's experience in diverse medical and rehabilitation-based settings has provided a comprehensive understanding of the necessary care for brain injured populations, from the acute stage to early recovery and ultimately to assisting in the long-term care needs.

While his primary duties have remained heavily patient focused, Dr. Salisbury values and has remained active in research, teaching, student training and numerous professional societies focused on neuropsychology and rehabilitation medicine.

In his current duties as Pate’s Clinical Director, Dr. Salisbury has key roles in guiding the admission process for patients, overseeing clinical care and program development across sites.  This includes working with teams to continually provide the highest standard of research-based care. He also remains active in patient care within the treatment program and through external evaluations.




Fellowship: University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine

Internship: Cincinnati VA Medical Center, Cincinnati

Graduate Training: Wright State University






American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) - CN (Clinical Neuropsychology)




Sikka, S., Vrooman, A., Callender, L. Salisbury, D., Bennett, M., Hamilton, R., & Driver, S.J. (2017). Inconsistencies with screening for traumatic brain injury in spinal cord injury across the continuum of care. The Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, DOI: 0.1080/10790268.2017.1357105


Salisbury, D. & Meredith, K. (2017). Neuropsychological functioning following cardiac transplant in Danon disease, Developmental Neurorehabilitation, DOI: 10.1080/17518423.2017.1326184.


Salisbury, D., Kolessar, M., Callender, L., & Bennett, M. (2017). Concussion knowledge among rehabilitation staff. Baylor Medical Center Proceedings, 30(1), 33-37.


Salisbury, D., Driver. S., Reynolds, M., Bennett, M., Petrey, L, & Warren, A. (2017).  Hospital-based health care after traumatic brain injury. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 98, 425-433.


Salisbury, D., Parsons, T., Monden, K., Trost, Z., & Driver, S. (2016). Brain computer interface for individuals after spinal cord injury. Rehabilitation Psychology, 61(4). 435-441.


Salisbury, D., Dahdah, Marie, Driver, S. Parsons, T., & Richter, K. (2016). Virtual reality and brain computer interface in neurorehabilitation. Baylor Medical Center Proceedings, 29(2), 1-4.


Fromm, N., Salisbury, D., Driver, S., Dahdah, M., & Monden, K (2015). Functional recovery from neuroinvansive West Nile virus: A tale of two courses. Rehabilitation Psychology, 60(4), 383-390.


Salisbury, D., Driver, S. & Parsons, T. (2015). Brain-computer interface targeting non-motor function after spinal cord injury: a case report. Spinal Cord, 53, S25-S26.


Barisa, M., Noggle, C., Salisbury, D., & Meredith, K, & Boseck, J. (2013). Rehabilitation of aphasia. In C. Noggle, R. Dean & M. Barisa (Eds). Neuropsychological Rehabilitation (pp. 57-81). New York: Springer Press.


Novack, T., & Salisbury, D. (2009) Contributions of neuropsychology to inpatient rehabilitation following traumatic brain injury. In C. Golden & S.T. Gontkovsky (Eds.), Neuropsychology within the inpatient rehabilitation environment (pp 51-77). New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.


Novack, T., Baños, J., Alderson, A., Schneider, J., Weed, W., Blankenship, J., & Salisbury, D. (2006). UFOV performance and driving ability following traumatic brain injury. Brain Injury, 20, 455-461.


Kogos, S, Richards, J., Baños, J., Schmitt, M., Brunner, R., Meythaler, J. Salisbury, D., Renfroe, S., & White, A. (2005). A descriptive study of pain and quality of life following Guillain-Barré Syndrome: One year later. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Setting, 12, 111-116.


Salisbury D., Baños J., Novack T., & Schneider J. (2005) Significance of decreased orientation performance during rehabilitation. Rehabilitation Psychology, 50, 174-176.




Dahdah, M., Bennett, M., Prajapati, P., Parsons, T., Sullivan, E., Driver, S., Salisbury, D. (2018). The Impact of Virtual Reality on Executive Functioning Training and Association With Neurorehabilitation Outcomes. Upcoming symposium at 4th Annual Federal Interagency Conference on Traumatic Brain injury, Washington, D.C.


Salisbury, D., Driver, S., Reynolds, M., Bennett, M., Warren, A.M., & Petrey, L.B. (2015). Healthcare utilization post-traumatic brain injury utilizing a regional hospital database.  Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 96, 10.


Parsons, T.D., Carlew, A.R., & Salisbury, D. (2015). Brain–Computer Interface Targeting Cognitive Functions after Spinal Cord Injury. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 30, 8.


Salisbury, D., Novack, T., Baños, J, Kogos, S. (2005). A comparison of medical, demographic and acute status variables in the prediction of outcome following traumatic brain injury. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 11, 164-165.


Salisbury, D., Novack, T., Baños, J, & Kogos, S. (2005). Serial assessment of cognitive functioning after traumatic brain injury.  Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 11, 168.


Salisbury, D., Novack, T., Baños, J., Millis, S., Hart, T., Bell, K., Hanks, R., Malec, J., Sherer, M., & Rosenthal, M. (2004). The relationship of acute neuropsychological function and level of caregiver supervision at one year post traumatic brain injury. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 18, 482.


Salisbury, D., Williams, J., Allen, J., & Arnold, W. (2002). Cognitive and personality measures as predictors of employability after brain injury. Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 14, 147.


Salisbury, D., Williams, J., Allen, J., & Arnold, W. (2002).  Neuropsychological predictors of employability after brain injury. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 8, 174.


Williams, J., Salisbury, D., Allen, J., & Arnold, W. (2002). MMPI-2 scales as predictors of employability after brain injury. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 8, 174.

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