Expertise DescriptionI have more than 30 years experience in the field of Clinical Psychology with expertise in Neuropsychology. As a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist, I have experience with epilepsy, lateralized temporal lob impairment, post-concussion syndrome, traumatic brain injury, atypical language localization, and quality of life. I see patients for pre-surgical evaluations prior to surgery for epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, and tumor resection as well as a variety of other disorders to determine the presence, breadth, and extent of cerebral dysfunction for treatment planning. I have over 25 years expert witness experience with consultation, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
I am a clinical neuropsychologist with nearly thirty years of experience, including forensic neuropsychological evaluations for expert witness testimony. The majority of these cases have involved traumatic brain injury (TBI). I began seeing TBI in my training in 1980, and for three years I ran the outpatient cognitive remediation program for patients with TBI at a leading rehabilitation facility. My other professional positions have all been in neurology or neurosurgery settings where I continued to see TBI patients clinically as well as maintaining an ongoing private practice specializing only in forensic cases. I have been actively involved in both clinical and research activities with concussion, and have served for ten years as the team neuropsychologist for several professional sports clubs for whom I test players with concussions and make recommendations for return to practice and play.
I am currently a co-investigator for a research project sponsored by GE/NFL looking at neuroinflammation as shown by positron emission tomography (PET) scanning, advanced MRI sequences, and neuropsychological testing in boxers with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, patients with mild to severe TBI referred from our Emergency Department, and professional and collegiate athletes who have sustained concussions. Working in a neurosurgery department, I see a number of patients for clinical evaluations with skull fractures and other sequelae from moderate to severe TBI referred by our neurosurgeons. My other clinical work includes seeing and clearing patients for neurosurgery for movement disorders and epilepsy, and assessing patients with a broad range of neurosurgical and neurologic disorders.
|Ph.D.||Clinical Psychology||University of Kentucky – Lexington|
|M.A.||Clinical Psychology||University of Kentucky – Lexington|