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Rodney D. Vanderploeg, PhD, ABPP-CN

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Rodney D. Vanderploeg, PhD, ABPP-CN

Neuropsychology and Polytrauma at the Tampa, Florida VAMC


Rodney D. Vanderploeg, PhD, ABPP-CN is a the Supervisory Psychologist of the Section of Neuropsychology and Polytrauma at the Tampa VAMC. He works clinically as a neuropsychologist in the Brain Injury and Polytrauma Rehabilitation programs at the Tampa VAMC which is part of the VA Polytrauma/TBI System of Care and the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center.

Dr. Vanderploeg has been an investigator in DVBIC since 1992 and is the Tampa site DVBIC Co-Principal Investigator. He helped develop the TBI Clinical Reminder system within the Department of Veterans Affairs to identify mild TBI in soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and has researched its effectiveness.

Dr. Vanderploeg has his diplomate in Clinical Neuropsychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurosciences, as well as the Department of Psychology, at the University of South Florida.

He currently serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, Applied Neuropsychology, Psychological Services, and Rehabilitation Psychology. Dr. Vanderploeg has over 125 published papers or book chapters; and 2 edited books, one of which is in its second edition. He has presented over 180 papers, posters, or workshops at various professional meetings.

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