Shawn K Acheson, PhD Independent Medical Examiner
Curriculum Vitae

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  • Company: Clinical Neuroscience Services of WNC
  • Phone: 919-768-2243
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Other Locations: Asheville, NC; Charlotte, NC; Greensboro, NC; Durham, NC

Specialty 1: Neuropsychology

Specialty 2: Psychology

Specialty Focus: Clinical Neuropsychologist serving the piedmont and western North Carolina. Expertise in neuropsychological assessment, traumatic brain injury, stroke, dementia, PTSD, malingering, fitness for duty, return to work, return to play, competency, substance abuse, somatoform disorder, conversion disorder, pseudo-seizures, and psychogenic movement disorders.

Medical School: Southern Illinois University - Carbondale

License(s): NC (#2730)

Years in Practice: 20

Experience:
  • 15 years performing IMEs

Additional Information

Dr. Acheson is a forensic neuropsychologist in private practice in Asheville, NC. He previously held academic appointments in the Department of Psychology, Western Carolina University; Department of Psychiatry, University of NC School of Medicine; and, the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center where he completed his neuropsychology residency and post-doctoral fellowship training. He remains available throughout central and western NC for consultation. Dr. Acheson has 15 years of experience providing forensic evaluations in criminal and civil cases, independent medical evaluations, as well as disability evaluations for the Veteran’s Administration. He has also evaluated fitness for duty; workers comp; and issues surrounding civil capacity (e.g., medical decision making / financial decision making / independent living). Dr. Acheson also provides expert testimony concerning the behavioral and cognitive effects of drugs of abuse; traumatic brain injury; somatoform and conversion disorders; and malingering. Dr. Acheson's primary clinical specialty is traumatic brain injury and related issues such as return to work/play; recovery of function; and the cognitive, behavioral and emotional sequelae of TBI. He has worked with clients from early adolescence through late adulthood.