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.

Susan R. Borgaro, PhD, ABPP-rp

Scottsdale, Arizona
Neuropsychology - Neuropsychologist, Board Certified in Rehabilitation Psychology. Founder/Director of Neuropsychology Assessment Services in Arizona. Expertise in traumatic aterial dissection injuries and their neuropsychological sequelae and treatment/recovery course. Expert witness services and consultation nationally to plaintiff and defense attorneys.

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 Evaluation.
Craig B. Grether, Ph.D., Q.M.E. is a licensed clinical psychologist working in the San Diego area. Dr. Grether's work over the past 47 years has resulted in the development of an experience base in clinical psychology. neuropsychology, geropsychology. behavioral medicine, forensic psychology and mediation. 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 InPsych

Pasadena, 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...

Michael J Perrotti, PhD Michael J. Perrotti, PhD, Inc.

Brea, California
Neuropsychology, Forensic Psychology - Assessment of PTSD and traumatic brain injury, expert medical reviewer, expert evaluation of police and clergy misconduct, trauma and disability, Forensic expert evaluation for Plaintiff and Defense, assessment of neurotrauma, Assessment of disabilities for Social Security Administration, and evaluations of alleged injuries sustained during the course of employment as well as impact of injuries from workplace issues and Motor Vehicle accidents, Assessment of Malingering.
Consulting expert: State of California Dept of Consumer Affairs, (Board of Behavioral Sciences, Enforcement Division), Assistant professor: psychiatry and behavioral sciences, Keck school of Medicine- USC (2005-2006), Expert consultant: US Dept of Health and Human Services- evaluation of standard of care in psychology, Expert consultant: US Dept of Disability Adjudication and Review Social Security Administration, Vice President: National Honor Society in psychology- Virginia Commonwealth University; expert medical reviewer, National Medical Review

David P. Pingitore, PhD

Oakland, 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

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 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

William D. Boyd Premier Spine and Pain Institute

Thornton, Colorado
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.

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 assessment including populations with traumatic brain injury, neurodegenerative disease, stroke, epilepsy, cancer, and psychiatric disorders.
American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) - Clinical Neuropsychology

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.

Jordan B Bell, PhD Office of Jordan Bell, PhD

Chestertown, Maryland
Forensic Psychology, Neuropsychology - Psychological and neuropsychological assessment; independent medical examinations (IME); neuropsychological disability examinations (NDE); military, forensic, and police psychology; concussion, memory disorders, and traumatic brain injury; competency to stand trial and other competencies to proceed; NCR/NGRI; fitness for duty examinations; suitability; psychiatric disability and return-to-work examinations; decisional capacity evaluations.
Seasoned forensic psychologist, 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.

Fredrick Kadushin, PhD, ABN

Springfield, Massachusetts
Neuropsychology - neurocognitive, neuropsychology, personal injury, fitness for duty evaluations, return to work, disability evaluations, TBI, traumatic brain injury, mTBI, mild traumatic brain injury, concussion, post-concussion syndrome, IMEs, Brain Injury Medicine, PTSD, post-traumatic stress, MVA
Dr. Kadushin is board-certified neuropsychologist and Fellow of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, with over 40 years of clinical and forensic experience. He directed a multidisciplinary rehabilitation center for 12 years. He has diagnosed and treated a wide range of neurocognitive, neurological and psychiatric disorders including traumatic brain injuries, concussions, post-concussion syndrome, toxic exposures, chronic fatigue syndrome, cerebrovascular accidents (stroke), malingering, somatoform disorders, dementia, pseudodementia and pseudoseizures, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He has considerable forensic experience working as a consultant and/or independent medical evaluator on disability, personal injury, fitness for duty, workers compensation, and competency cases. For over 16 years, he has worked as an Expert Consultant to Insurance Companies/TPAs providing guidance, analysis, and assessment in the evaluation of group and individual disability claims invo...

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.

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 clinical and forensic neuropsychologist in private practice in Asheville, NC. He also holds faculty appointments in the Department of Psychiatry at UNC School of Medicine and in 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 over 10 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 performed 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 ...

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

Jane E Booth, Ph.D., ABPP Neurocognitive Specialty Group

Houston, Texas
Neuropsychology - 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

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

Houston, 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 Services

Austin, 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 Group

Irving, 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

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 25 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 has two physical locations: Cleburne (near Fort Worth), and Longview (in east Texas). She also regularly travels to evaluate cases for whom travel is difficult or ill-advised. Typica...

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

Richmond, VA, 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...

Dr Peter B Sorman, Ph.D Courage Health & Wellness

Fredericksburg , Virginia
Neuropsychology, Forensic Psychology - Dr Peter Sorman, Ph.D has 25 years of experience with complex neuropsychological examinations and expert witness cases. He provides IME and Expert Witness for: Traumatic brain injury, Post-traumatic stress disorder, Psychiatric disorders, lead poisoning, carbon monoxide poisoning, chronic pain, competency to stand trial, disability determination, workers compensation, fitness for duty, personal injury, and impact of psychological trauma.
In addition to evaluations, he has 30 years of individual psychotherapy experience and training that contribute to his ability to effectively diagnose and evaluate. He currently provides evaluations and psychotherapy at his modern, professional office in Fredericksburg, VA which serves clients in Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. He holds membership with the American Psychological Association, International Neuropsychology Society, and is a Diplomate with the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology.

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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