Karen Kepler

Medical Director, Chester campus, and Director of Neurocognitive Rehabilitation

Dr. Kepler specializes in brain and spinal cord injury medicine and orthopedic rehabilitation

Dr. Karen Kepler is the medical director of Kessler’s Chester campus. Board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, Dr. Kepler also serves as director of neurocognitive rehabilitation and co-director of Chester’s mild traumatic brain injury outpatient program.

Dr. Kepler is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.

Dedicated to advancing patient care, Dr. Kepler is involved in several research projects, including a number in collaboration with Kessler Foundation as part of the Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury Model System grant. She has published numerous articles related to brain and spinal cord injuries and presented at conferences and symposia nationwide. She is the recipient of many honors, including the Henry H. Kessler Award for Medical Excellence.

Dr. Kepler received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Wake Forest University in North Carolina, a master’s degree from the College of William and Mary in Virginia, and doctorates in neuropsychology and osteopathic medicine from the City University of New York and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (Rutgers New Jersey Medical School) respectively. She completed residencies in internal medicine and physical medicine and rehabilitation, and a fellowship in spinal cord injury medicine at Kessler Institute. Dr. Kepler joined Kessler in 2006.

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Dr. Kepler is based at Kessler Institute’s Chester campus.