Neuropsychology Independent Medical Examiners
Welcome to the SEAK National Directory of Independent Medical Examiners. The Neuropsychology Independent Medical Examiners found here provide independent medical exams (IMEs), medical evaluations, impartial examinations, independent medical assessments, vocational assessments, functional capacity evaluations, impairment ratings, second opinions, return to work evaluations, or fitness for duty exams to evaluate the extent of disability, permanent impairment or injuries.
Stephen E. Francis, PhD, ABN, FACPN Stephen E. Francis, PhDOakland, California
Neuropsychology, Forensic Psychology - Traumatic brain injury, mild traumatic brain injury, concussion, post-concussion syndrome, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), chronic pain, depression, emotional damages, catastrophic injury, electrical injury, toxic tort, personal injury, expert witness, independent medical examination (IME), disability evaluation, defense base act, fitness for duty, neuropsychological testing, psychological testing, symptom validity testing.
Dr. Francis is a Fellow of the American College of Professional Neuropsychology. He has been board-certified by the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology (ABN). Dr. Francis is a professional member of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology and the National Academy of Neuropsychology. He is a member of Division 22 (Rehabilitation Psychology) and Division 40 (Neuropsychology) of the American Psychological Association. He also maintains membership in the California Psychological Association, the Northern California Neuropsychology Forum, and the Society for Personality Assessment. Dr. Francis has spent more than 20 years assessing and treating traumatic brain injuries, neurodegenerative disorders, post-traumatic stress, and chronic pain. He was appointed by the State of California's Department of Industrial Relations Division of Workers Compensation as a Qualified Medical Evaluator in 2007. Since then, he has performed over 500 medical-legal evaluations in the...
Emin Gharibian, Psy.D. Verdugo Psychological AssociatesLa Crescenta, California
Neuropsychology, Forensic Psychology - Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Stroke, Dementia, Neurocognitive Disorders, Substance-Induced Neurocognitive Impairment, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Emotional Distress and Damages, Mood and Anxiety disorders, Somatic Symptom Disorders, Chronic Pain, Discrimination (employment, racial, gender and sexual), Personal Injury, IME/ AME, Disability Evaluations, Worker's Compensation, Fitness for Duty, Pre-Employment Evaluations, and Violence Risk Assessment.
I am a clinical psychologist specializing in forensic psychology and neuropsychology with over 10 years of experience in assessing, treating, and consulting on psychological disorders. I completed a 2-year post-doctoral fellowship in neuropsychology and specialized training in forensic psychology at Patton State Hospital, the largest forensic hospital in the country. I specialize in providing comprehensive psychological and neuropsychological evaluations for traumatic brain injury (TBI), concussions, dementia, complications from a stroke, neurocognitive disorders, substance-induced cognitive impairment, chronic pain, PTSD, emotional distress, mood and anxiety disorders, learning disabilities, and ADHD. I have been retained, qualified as an expert, and testified in criminal and civil cases in local, state, and military courts for cases involving psychological (e.g., PTSD, emotional distress, discrimination, chronic pain) and neuropsychological issues (e.g., TBIs, strokes, alcohol...
Craig B. Grether, Ph.D. Craig B. Grether, Ph.D.Carlsbad, California
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Neuropsychology/Neurocognitive Deficits, Traumatic Brain Injury, PTSD, Forensic Psychology, Psychological Disability Assessment, Fitness for Duty Evaluations, Workers Compensation Qualified Medical Evaluations.
Craig B. Grether, Ph.D., Q.M.E. is a licensed clinical psychologist and qualified medical evaluator working in the San Diego area. Dr. Grether's work over the past 49 years has resulted in the development of an experience base in clinical psychology. neuropsychology, forensic psychology, geropsychology. and behavioral medicine. He is an accomplished diagnostician, therapist, researcher and author having worked in outpatient rehabilitation, private practice, long-term care, and inpatient settings.
Adrienne Meier, PhD InPsychPasadena, California
Forensic Psychology, Neuropsychology - Clinical Psychology, Emotional Distress and Damages, Disability Evaluations, Discrimination (employment, racial, gender and sexual), Mental Health, Substance Abuse, PTSD, Anxiety and Depression, Child Sexual Abuse Accommodation Syndrome, Sexual Offending, Sexual abuse, Head Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury
Dr. Meier is a licensed psychologist specializing in clinical, forensic and neuropsychology. Dr. Meier is licensed to practice in California, New York, Hawaii, Florida, Arizona, Illinois and New Jersey. She has been retained and qualified as an expert on various civil and criminal forensic cases related to mental health (e.g., emotional distress / damages, discrimination, PTSD, anxiety, depression), neuropsychology (e.g., Traumatic Brain Injury, stroke etc.), sexual abuse and sexual offending (e.g., risk of reoffending, sexual deviance, paraphilias, Child Sexual Abuse Accommodation Syndrome). She received specialized training in forensic psychology during an APA-accredited internship at New York University's Bellevue Hospital Center, and she completed neuropsychological training during her post-doctoral fellowship at City of Hope Medical Center. She has also worked within the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, the California Department of State Hospitals, New York Offic...
David P. Pingitore, PhDOakland, California
Psychology, Neuropsychology - Cognitive Disorders, Depression, PTSD, Assessment of Symptom Magnification/Malingering, Traumatic Brain Injury, Fitness for Duty. Board Certified in Clinical Psychology with the American Board of Professional Psychology.
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Michigan State University Visiting Scholar/NIMH Fellow, University of California, Berkeley Postdoctoral Fellow Health Psychology, Michigan State University Postdoctoral Fellow & Visiting Scholar, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley
Delia Silva, PsyD, ABPP-CN, QME Pacific Neurobehavioral Clinic, PCSan Diego, California
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Dr. Silva is board-certified in clinical neuropsychology (ABPP-CN) and has additional certification as a Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) in CA. She has held board positions with national, state, and local neuropsychology organizations. She specializes with traumatic brain injuries, neurodegenerative conditions, complex medical conditions in adults, mood and anxiety disorders, somatic symptom disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, and chronic pain syndromes. She also speaks Spanish.
All evaluations include assessment of performance and symptom validity. Conclusions are based on objective data and are evidence-based. Dr. Silva has performed evaluations for both defense and plaintiff attorneys (approximately 60/40). She will provide free initial consultations to determine if she is the right expert for the case. She is founder of Pacific Neurobehavioral Clinic, a reputable mental health clinic in San Diego, CA. More information can be found at http://www.neuropacific.com
Daniel Proto, Ph.D., ABPP Neurocognitive Specialty GroupPensacola, Florida
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology (ABPP/CN) with a focus in adult neuropsychological assessment including populations with traumatic brain injury, neurodegenerative disease, stroke, epilepsy, and psychiatric disorders.
American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) - Clinical Neuropsychology
Timothy D. McManus Ingalls HospitalPalos Heights, Illinois
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Practice focused upon Neuropsychological services for adults, geriatrics and children as well as Rehabilitation Psychology Services for chronic pain patients and patients with PTSD. Neuropsychological Evaluations, Psychological Pain Assessments, IME's, and Consultations. Medical Records Review. Mild Head Injury, Workman's Compensation, and Personal Injury cases assessed.
Phillip Rambo Neurocognitive Specialty GroupWichita, Kansas
Jesse Smotherman, PhD Neurocognitive Specialty GroupMetairie, Louisiana
Dr. Jesse Smotherman is a Clinical Neuropsychologist. He earned his B.S. from Louisiana State University, his M.S. from the University of North Texas, and his Ph.D. from the University of North Texas. He completed an APA-accredited internship at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, with a specialized track in clinical neuropsychology, before completing a two-year APPCN postdoctoral residency in clinical neuropsychology at Ochsner Health in the Department of Neurology. In addition to research and teaching experience, as well as years of practice as a psychometrist, Dr. Smotherman has received extensive training from board-certified neuropsychologists across a wide array of academic medical centers, VA hospitals, community-based clinics, inpatient units, and private practices, including: Ochsner Hospitals/Clinics, Dallas VA Hospital, OKC VA Hospital, University of Oklahoma Medical Center, OU Children’s Hospital, Baylor Memory Center, UNT Psychology Clinic, and LSUHSC Psy...
Jordan B Bell, PhD Jordan Bell PhD LLCChestertown, Maryland
Forensic Psychology, Neuropsychology - Licensed Psychologist in Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, specializing in psychological and neuropsychological assessment; independent medical examinations (IME); neuropsychological disability examinations (NDE); military, forensic, and police psychology; concussion, memory disorders, traumatic brain injury; competency to stand trial and other competencies to proceed; NCR/NGRI; trauma; PTSD; substance misuse; schizophrenia; psychiatric disability and return-to-work examinations.
Seasoned PhD clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist, specializing in forensic neuropsychology; draw from comprehensive background in working with Department of Defense, active duty military service members, and Veterans, where primary training occurred; draw from over 10 years experience training and working as a psychologist in inpatient psychiatry and neuropsychology services in major metropolitan medical centers; specialize in assessment and treatment of severe mental illness; confident and effective while testifying based on 10 years of experience as expert witness in court; draw from years of experience working for federal and state public defender offices, prosecutor/state's attorney's offices, jails, and prisons. Hold current DOD security clearance.
David D Nowell, Ph.D. Nowell Neuropsychological Services, Inc.Worcester, Massachusetts
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Peforming validated neuropsychological assessment of complaints associated with behavioral health disorders, dementia, traumatic brain injury (including mild TBI), and ADHD and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Adjunct professor at Clark University. Physician Advisor with University of Massachusetts Medical School Disability Evaluation Services. Consultant to an acute rehabilitation hospital. Providing continuing education workshops across the US and Australia.
Joyce A Echo, PhD Neuropsychological and Psychodiagnostic Assessment Center of NJ, LLCEast Hanover, New Jersey
Neuropsychology, Disability Evaluations - My specialty is inn neuropsychological assessment in a wide variety of neurological illnesses. I also include psychological evaluations in my assessment for differential diagnosis (determining if presenting symptoms are neurological or psychiatric). A significant portion of my practice has been doing IMEs for state disability claimants. This includes mental status examinations and psychological testing, which includes psychiatric, neurological and neurodevelopmental conditions.
I have been in private practice for 5 years and prior to that I have practiced in a variety of settings, including residential, inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation and medical hospital settings. My practice has included treatment, including psychotherapy and cognitive rehabilitation, but my primary focus has been evaluations, including psychological and neuropsychological. Over the years I have developed specialized skills in distilling important medical information from the sometimes voluminous medical records provided and objectively assessing the patient's condition.
Shawn K Acheson, PhD Clinical Neuroscience Services of WNCWaynesville, North Carolina
Neuropsychology, Psychology - 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.
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 br...
Dru E Garcia, Ph.D. EnLite ClinicsColumbus, Ohio
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Neuropsychological evaluations, psychological assessment and diagnosis from toddler to the elderly, psychometric assessments, report writing and treatment recommendations. I have performed Disability Examinations, Veterans Evaluations, Independent Medical Examinations, Alternative Dispute Resolutions, File Reviews, Plaintiff and Defense Evaluations and Fitness for Duty for state government and third parties. I have performed over 400 independent medical examinations over 11 years.
MBA: The Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University Phd: The Ohio State University, College of Education and Human Ecology Post Doctoral Certification in Neuropsychology at Fielding University, New York City
William D. Boyd, Ph.D. William Boyd, Ph.D., PLLCAustin, Texas
Neuropsychology, Brain Injury Medicine - Ph.D., ABN in Neuropsychology, Specialized in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, (Concussions) and Post Concussion Syndrome. Author of "Post Concussion Syndrome: An Evidence Base Approach." Extensive experience in Pain Rehabilitation.
Director of Brain Injury Rehabilitation Programs in two major rehabilitation hospitals and Director of Neuropsychological/Psychological Services in several practices.
Robert Collins, Ph.D., ABPP Neurocognitive Specialty GroupMissouri City, Texas
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology (ABPP/CN) with clinical and research experience in the cognitive and psychiatric sequelae following traumatic brain injury, neurodegenerative disease, epilepsy, and cancer treatments. Dr. Collins is an authority in factors related to test taking validity. Dr. Collins has extensive experience conducting objective, data-driven Independent Neuropsychological Evaluations for both insurance and forensic referral sources.
American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) - Clinical Neuropsychology Widely published (articles and chapters on request)
William J Holden, PhD Professional Evaluation & Therapy ServicesAustin, Texas
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Neuropsychological and Psychological evaluations of children, adults and geriatrics for brain related disorders including stroke, head injury, dementia, developmental delays ADHD/LD, anoxic/hypoxic events and neuropsychiatric conditions including post-traumatic stress and personal injury sequela. Records review and assessment of symptom validity and malingering. Over 20 years of experience conducting neuropsychological evaluations, psychological evaluations and IMEs.
Nicholas M Wisdom, Ph.D., ABPP Neurocognitive Specialty GroupLeague City, Texas
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology (ABPP/CN) with a focus in adult neuropsychological assessment including populations with traumatic brain injury, neurodegenerative disease, stroke, epilepsy, cancer, and psychiatric disorders.
American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) - Clinical Neuropsychology
Sharna L Wood, Ph.D. Assess Texas PLLCCleburne, Texas
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Psychological and neuropsychological assessment encompassing a wide range of disorders, including brain injury, organic brain disorders, dementias, MVC, TBI, mTBI, PTSD, and many others. Well-versed in disability, rehabilitation, and ERISA. Testified over 40 times in deposition, bench, and jury trials since June 2014.
Dr. Wood is a consulting neuropsychologist who has independently practiced in Texas since 2009, although she has worked in psychological and neuropsychological assessment since 2001. Her clinical training was primarily in the public hospital system in Fort Worth, but she experienced a wide variety of training settings, including neurocognitive rehabilitation and rural outreach. Her professional career includes several faculty and director positions in the areas of psychology and neuropsychology. Dr. Wood’s professional affiliations include the National Alliance of Professional Providers of Psychology, where she serves on the executive board and as associate editor of The Clinical Practitioner. She is also a member of Aerospace Medical Association, and the National Academy of Neuropsychology. Dr. Wood's office is located in Cleburne, Texas (near Fort Worth), but she regularly travels to evaluate people for whom travel is difficult. She is also a PsyPact affiliated provider, with o...
Vivian L Begali, PsyD, LCP, FACPN-ABN, ABPP Neuropsychology & Psychological HealthcareRichmond, Virginia
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Dr. Begali is a licensed clinical psychologist and is double board certified. She has over 25 years of clinical experience in the treatment and neuropsychological assessment of neurological and psychiatric conditions (dementia, concussion/TBI, stroke, MS, PTSD, toxic exposure, pain, WC work injury). Neuropsychological IMEs are used to qualify and quantify dysfunction for disability determination, capacity assessment, fitness for duty, security clearance, and medico-legal cases.
Dr. Vivian Begali is board certified in Clinical Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) and in Clinical Neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology (ABN). She provides clinical care and neuropsychological assessments; IMEs; peer reviews and second opinions; forensic neuropsychological evaluations for diagnostic and disability determination, capacity related to competency, fitness for duty and security clearance, readiness to return to work, legal capacity assessment, and neuropsychological consultation. All IMEs include case review, record review, consultation, and measurement of neurocognitive and psychological/psychiatric status, mood, personality, attention/concentration, mental status, and validity/effort/response bias and credibility. Opinions are provided regarding differential diagnosis, neurocognitive status and prognosis, etiology, functionality, and treatment planning. Evaluations are conducted in a private practice off...
Eric R. Larson, PhD Advanced AssessmentMilwaukee , Wisconsin
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Assessment of psychological and neuropsychological conditions including traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), stroke, dementia, ADHD, hydrocephalus, epilepsy, frontotemporal dementia, disorders of executive functioning, aphasia, depression, and personality disorders. Symptom validity and performance validity measured during all evaluations.
I am a board-certified neuropsychologist with extensive experience conducting adult neuropsychological and psychological evaluations in various contexts. As a faculty member at the Medical College of Wisconsin, adjunct faculty at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, and a neuropsychologist at the Milwaukee VA, I regularly teach graduate students and residents how to diagnose and treat patients with psychological and neuropsychological conditions including traumatic brain injuries, memory and cognitive disorders, and psychological conditions such as PTSD and depression. I have conducted hundreds of compensation and pension evaluations for the federal government and have testified as an expert witness both at depositions and at trial. I provide adult (age 18+) IME, consultation, and expert witness services to plaintiff and defense attorneys.
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