Clinicians and Staff
Highly experienced clinicians and trained staff are committed to providing innovative patient centered healthcare. The Sports Concussion Institute offers a multi-disciplinary approach to healthcare, allowing the patient to receive a wide range of specialized clinical expertise. Learn more about the clinicians and staff located at Sports Concussion Institute.
Katherine Kruser, Psy.D Clinical Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellow
Katherine Kruser, Psy.D
Clinical Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr. Katherine (“Kat”) Kruser earned her doctorate in clinical psychology at Alliant International University, Sacramento and her bachelor’s degree in neurobiology, physiology and behavior at University of California, Davis. She completed her internship in neuropsychology at San Mateo Medical Center in California. Her clinical training has focused on treatment and assessment of mild traumatic brain injuries, chronic pain, and anxiety. She has received specialized training from field experts in cognitive behavioral therapy, and has evaluated and treated injured workers seeking compensation since 2012. She recognizes the devastating effects cognitive deficits can have on daily life, and holds keen interest in the effects of emotional stress and pain on cognition. She hopes increased public awareness combined with evolving medical advancements in evaluation of sports concussions will bring relief and improved treatments to players and their families.
Dr. Kruser is also passionate about political advocacy and has lobbied both at the US Capitol as well as Sacramento on behalf of California psychologists and our patients on topics ranging from neuropsychologists’ scope of practice within the Workers’ Compensation system, mandated reporting law, patient access to mental health care, and training and education requirements for licensure of psychologists. She is currently serving as the Chair of the California Psychological Association of Graduate Students where she manages student programming and mentorship across the state. Dr. Kruser brings her skills of collaboration, leadership, and clinical experience to best meet the needs of SCI’s patients.