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Neuropsychology Track Training Faculty

Child Neuropsychology Faculty

Thomas G. Burns, PsyD, ABPP/CN, Clinical Instructor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, is Director of Neuropsychology at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta where he provides supervision in the child neuropsychology rotation. Dr. Burns received his doctorate in 1995 from the Georgia School of Professional Psychology and is board certified in neuropsychology. Dr. Burns conducts neuropsychological examinations with infants, children, and adolescents and conducts Intracarotid Amobarbital (Wada) Tests in pediatric temporal lobe seizure surgery candidates. His research interests include memory and executive functioning following pediatric brain injury, pediatric epilepsy, and cortical dysplasia.

Robyn Howarth, PhD,  Pediatric Neuropsychologist at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, is a supervisor in the child neuropsychology rotation. She received her doctorate from University of Iowa in 2010. Dr. Howarth’s interests include developmental plasticity and reserve, coping and adjustment following acquired pediatric brain injury, and identification and development of targeted interventions.

Dawn Ilardi, PhD, ABPP/CN, Clinical Instructor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and  Pediatric Neuropsychologist at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, is a supervisor in the child neuropsychology rotation. She received her doctorate from Emory University in 2007. Dr. Ilardi’s interests include brain plasticity and recovery of function, family adjustment following pediatric acquired brain injury, and long-term outcomes in children with congenital heart disease.

Jacqueline Kiefel, PhD, Clinical Instructor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and Pediatric Neuropsychologist at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, is a supervisor in the child neuropsychology rotation. She received her doctorate from City University of New York in 1994. Her research interests are in the cognitive and behavior effects of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and neuropsychological outcomes following brain injury in children.

David J. Marcus, PhD, ABPP/CN,  Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Associate Director of Psychology Internship for the Neuropsychology Track, and Senior Pediatric Neuropsychologist at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, is a supervisor for the child neuropsychology rotation. He received his doctorate in Child Psychology from the University of Minnesota in 2005. Dr. Marcus’s areas of interest include pediatric epilepsy, spina bifida, and genetic and metabolic disorders.

Susan McManus, PhD, Pediatric Neuropsychologist at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, is a supervisor for the child neuropsychology rotation. She received her doctorate from Georgia State University in 2012 in the joint Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology & Behavioral Neurosciences programs.  Dr. McManus’s clinical and research interests pertain to functional outcomes following acquired brain injuries, as well as acute assessment and intervention to improve neurobehavioral outcomes and academic success.

Kathleen O’Toole, PhD, ABPP/CN, Clinical Instructor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and Senior Neuropsychologist and Training Coordinator at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, is a supervisor for the child neuropsychology rotation.  She received her doctorate in school psychology (neuropsychology cognate) from Georgia State University in 1994. Her research is in the cognitive and behavioral effects and outcomes in children with arteriovenous malformations.

Jennifer Rosenberg, PhD, Pediatric Neuropsychologist at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, is a supervisor for the child neuropsychology rotation . She received her doctorate from the University of Denver in 2011. Dr. Rosenberg’s interests include pediatric traumatic brain injury, neurorehabilitation, and factors influencing outcome following acquired brain injury.

Kindell Schoffner, PsyD, Pediatric Psychologist at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, is a supervisor in the pediatric rehabilitation psychology rotation. She received her doctorate from Argosy University in 2003. Dr. Schoffner works with the psychosocial needs of patients on the Children’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit and in the Day Rehabilitation Program.

Adult Neuropsychology Faculty

Logan Kaleta, Psy.D.,   Assistant Professor,  Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, received his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Nova Southeastern University in 2014 and completed his postdoctoral fellowship at the Tampa General Hospital Rehabilitation Center.  His expertise is in sports psychology and behavioral health interventions with patients diagnosed with traumatic brain injury, stroke, chronic pain, and other medical or neurological conditions.  Dr. Kaleta  provides supervision of interns conducting diagnostic interviews and psychotherapy with adult neurological and orthopedic injury rehabilitation inpatients and outpatients during the Adult Minor Rehabilitation Psychology Rotation.

Suzanne Penna, PhD, ABPP/CN, Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, is a supervisor in the adult major rotation, and the Rehabilitation Day Program psychotherapy minor rotation.  She also provides supervision of long term psychotherapy cases seen by Neuropsychology Track Interns.

Anthony Y. Stringer, PhD  ABPP/CN  CPCRT Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine is the primary supervisor for the neuropsychology intern (Adult Major and Minor Rotations). Dr. Stringer is also the Director of the Division of Neuropsychology and Behavioral Health within the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. Dr. Stringer received his Ph.D. in 1984 from Wayne State University and is board certified in clinical neuropsychology. Dr. Stringer is also certified in the practice of cognitive rehabilitation by the Society for Cognitive Rehabilitation. His interests are in neuropsychological diagnosis, cognitive rehabilitation, brain injury, stroke, and epilepsy.

Geriatric Neuropsychology Faculty

Felicia Goldstein, PhD,  ABPP/CN,  Professor, Department of Neurology, is a primary supervisor for the geriatric neuropsychology rotation.  Dr. Goldstein is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, and serves on the Editorial Boards of Neurosurgery and Ethnicity and Disease.  Dr. Goldstein specializes in the neuropsychological evaluation of patients with Alzheimer's disease and vascular cognitive impairment. Clinical research interests involve the relationship between vascular comorbidities and white matter damage on neurobehavioral functioning.

David Loring, PhD, ABPP/CN, Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics and the Director of Neuropsychology in the Neurology Department, is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the National Academy of Neuropsychology.  He has served an advisory role for a number of professional and research societies, including the Board of Governors for the International Neuropsychological Society, the Professional Advisory Board for the Epilepsy Foundation, and the NINDS Epilepsy Common Data Elements project.  He is a currently an Associate Editor for Epilepsia, and a member of the editorial boards for Neuropsychology Review and Epilepsy Research. His clinical research interests include treatment effects on cognitive and behavioral aspects of epilepsy, with general clinical interests in neuropsychological performance across the lifespan.  Dr. Loring supervises interns on the geriatric neuropsychology major rotation.