Krish Sathian, MD, PhD, is the Executive Director of the Atlanta VAMC Rehabilitation R&D Center for Visual and Neurocognitive Rehabilitation (CVNR). He has held this position since May 2011, having previously served as the Center's Medical Director since July 2005 and as its Interim Director from November 2009 - May 2011. He obtained his medical degree at Christian Medical College, Vellore, India and a PhD in neuroscience from the University of Melbourne, Australia. He completed postdoctoral training at Washington University in St. Louis and a residency in neurology at the University of Chicago Hospitals. He has been on the faculty at Emory since 1994, where he is Professor of Neurology, Rehabilitation Medicine and Psychology. He has served on review panels for multiple granting authorities, including the NIH, DoD and the VA. He received the Albert Levy Award in 2001 for the best scientific publication by a faculty member at Emory. He was elected to the American Neurological Association (ANA) in 2001 and has been a Fellow of the ANA since 2012. A member of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Neurorehabilitation (ASNR) since 2007, he serves as current President of the ASNR Foundation. He is also a member of the Faculty of 1000.

Research Interests:

Cognitive neuroscience of perception, memory and language and applications to neurorehabilitation.


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Krish Sathian

Phone: (404) 321-6111 x 2776
Fax: (404) 728-4837


  • Executive Director, Center for Visual and Neurocognitive Rehabilitation, Atlanta VAMC
  • Neurologist, TBI Clinic, Atlanta VAMC
  • Professor of Neurology, Rehabilitation Medicine & Psychology, Emory University
  • Director, Neurorehabilitation Program, Department of Neurology, Emory University
  • Medical Director, Center for Systems Imaging, Emory University