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, PhD

Oakland, 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 Associates

La 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.

Aimée V Sanchez, PhD, ABDA, QME, HSPP Dr. Aimée V. Sanchez, PhD., Inc.

Fresno, California
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Stroke, Dementia, Neurocognitive Disorders, Substance-Induced Neurocognitive Impairment, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Chronic Pain, Mood and Anxiety disorders, Personal Injury, Trial Pre-Consultation, IME/AME, Disability Evaluations, Worker's Compensation,
Dr. Sanchez is a licensed psychologist specializing in Applied Clinical Neuropsychology and has additional certification as a Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME); Diplomate, Board Certified Senior Disability Analyst (ABDA); and HSPP in CA. Dr. Sanchez has completed specialized training in Neuropsychology and Clinical Psychology at the doctoral, internship and post-doctoral levels, in accordance with guidelines set forth for the practice of Neuropsychology by the Clinical Neuropsychology Division of the American Psychological Association and the National Academy of Neuropsychology. She earned a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in Fresno in 1999 with concentrations in Neuropsychology, Cross Cultural, and Child Clinical Psychology. She also completed 2 years of advanced postdoctoral training in Pediatric and Adult Clinical Neuropsychology in 2007 through Fielding Institute in Chicago. In her practice, Dr. Sanchez specializes in traumatic...

Delia Silva, PsyD, ABPP-CN, QME Pacific Neurobehavioral Clinic, PC

San 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 70/30). 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

Daniel Proto, Ph.D., ABPP Neurocognitive Specialty Group

Pensacola, Florida
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology (ABPP/CN) with a focus in adult neuropsychological and psychological assessment, including in populations with traumatic brain injury, neurodegenerative disease, stroke, epilepsy, and psychiatric disorders such as PTSD.
American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) - Clinical Neuropsychology

Alex Alverson, PhD Neurocognitive Specialty Group

Norcross, Georgia
Neuropsychology, Psychology

Timothy D. McManus Ingalls Hospital

Palos 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.

Corby Bubp, Ph.D. HSPP

indianapolis, Indiana
Neuropsychology, Forensic Psychology - Neuropsychologist, Psychologist, Brain Injury, Traumatic Brain injury, PTSD, FFD, Fitness For Duty, Public Safety, Malingering, Personal Injury, Medical Psychology, Disability, Forensic, Trauma, Workers Compensation, Neuropsychologist, Neurology, Concussion, TBI, Pain, Aviation, Police/Fire
Dr. Corby Bubp is a fellowship trained Neuropsychologist and Psychologist based out of Indianapolis but licensed in 38 states through Psypact. He has a specialty in neuropsychology, forensic evaluations, medical psychology, public safety evaluations, PTSD, and sports neuropsychology/psychology. Dr. Bubp has worked as an expert in federal, state and local courts and has consulted in several brain-related and trauma cases including death penalty mitigation. He has trained or supervised over 20 doctorate and graduate students in neuropsychology and assessment. He has worked with several hospitals, clinics, schools, and public safety departments across his career. Dr. Bubp is a HIMS Neuropsychologist Consultant to the FAA and performed over a hundred pilot evaluations. He is also a sports neuropsychology consultant to pro and college athletic teams. Case file and 2nd opinion reviews are welcome. CV is available upon request. Dr. Bubp is best reached for case consultation and ne...

Phillip Rambo Neurocognitive Specialty Group

Wichita, Kansas
Neuropsychology, Psychology

Jesse Smotherman, PhD Neurocognitive Specialty Group

Metairie, Louisiana
Neuropsychology, Psychology
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 LLC

Chestertown, 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.

Anne R Carlew, PhD Neurocognitive Specialty Group

Ridgeland, Mississippi
Neuropsychology, Psychology

Shawn K Acheson, PhD Clinical Neuroscience Services of WNC

Waynesville, 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 Clinics

Columbus, 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

Robert Collins, Ph.D., ABPP Neurocognitive Specialty Group

Missouri 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)

Erin Sullivan-Baca, Ph.D., ABPP-CN Neurocognitive Specialty Group

Dallas, Texas
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Concussions, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Stroke, Dementia, IME, Neuropsychological Assessment
Dr. Sullivan-Baca is board certified in Clinical Neuropsychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). She completed a 2-year postdoctoral residency in Clinical Neuropsychology at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston, TX and has experience working in both inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and outpatient clinical settings. She is actively engaged in neuropsychology clinical practice at Neurocognitive Specialty Group, research through Baylor College of Medicine and the Michael E. DeBakey VA, and teaching graduate courses at the University of North Texas. Dr. Sullivan-Baca is involved in both local and national neuropsychology organizations and holds leadership roles in the DFW Neuropsychological Association (founder and former president), the Dallas Psychological Association (Executive Committee Member), and APA Division 40 (Society for Clinical Neuropsychology)'s Women in Neuropsychology (Committee Member). Part of her time is dedicated to me...

Nicholas M Wisdom, Ph.D., ABPP Neurocognitive Specialty Group

League 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 PLLC

Cleburne, 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 for both plaintiffs and defense 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 Psy...

Vivian L Begali, PsyD, LCP, FACPN-ABN, ABPP Neuropsychology & Psychological Healthcare

Richmond, 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 Assessment

Milwaukee , 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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