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Neuropsychology Track Training Faculty

Child Neuropsychology Faculty

Thomas G. Burns, PsyD ABPP/CN is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and 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 is a pediatric neuropsychologist at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. 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. Dr. Howarth supervises interns in the child neuropsychology rotation.

Dawn Ilardi, PhD ABPP/CN is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and a pediatric neuropsychologist at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. 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. Dr. Ilardi supervises interns in the child neuropsychology rotation and is board certified in clinical neuropsychology.

Jacqueline Kiefel, PhD is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and a pediatric neuropsychologist at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. 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. Dr. Keifel supervises interns in the child neuropsychology rotation.

David J. Marcus, PhD ABPP/CN is the Coordinator of Neuropsychology Training for the Neuropsychology Track and is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and a senior pediatric neuropsychologist at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. 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. Dr. Marcus supervises interns in the child neuropsychology rotation and is board certified in clinical neuropsychology.

Susan McManus, PhD is a pediatric neuropsychologist at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. 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. Dr. McManus supervises interns in the child neuropsychology rotation.

Kathleen O’Toole, PhD ABPP/CN is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and senior neuropsychologist and Training Coordinator at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. 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. Dr. O’Toole supervises in the child neuropsychology rotation and is board certified in clinical neuropsychology.

Emily Papazoglou, PhD is a pediatric neuropsychologist at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. She received her doctorate from Georgia State University in 2010. Dr. Papazoglou’s interests include pediatric epilepsy and adaptive functioning in children with medical and neurological conditions. Dr. Papazoglou supervises interns in the child neuropsychology rotation.

Jennifer Rosenberg, PhD is a pediatric neuropsychologist at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. 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 is a pediatric psychologist at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. 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. Dr. Schoffner supervises interns in the pediatric rehabilitation psychology rotation.

Kristine B. Whigham, PsyD ABPP/CN is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and a pediatric neuropsychologist at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. She received her doctorate from Georgia School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University in 2006. Her research interests are in the cognitive side effects of antiepileptic medications and the use of dense-array EEG in epilepsy pre-surgical evaluations. Dr. Whigham supervises interns in the child neuropsychology rotation and is board certified in clinical neuropsychology.

Adult Neuropsychology Faculty

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.

Suzanne Penna, PhD ABPP/CN is an Assistant Professor and board certified neuropsychologist in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. Dr. Penna supervises interns in the adult major rotation, supervisor for the Rehabilitation Day Program psychotherapy minor rotation, and provides supervision of long term psychotherapy cases seen by Neuropsychology Track Interns.

Geriatric Neuropsychology Faculty

Felicia Goldstein, PhD  ABPP/CN is a Professor in the Department of Neurology and is board certified in clinical neuropsychology. 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. Dr. Goldstein is a primary supervisor for the geriatric neuropsychology rotation.

Additional Neuropsychology Track Faculty

Vivian Auerbach, PhD ABPP/CN is Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine is a Board Certified Clinical Neuropsychologist with extensive experience in pediatric and adult neuropsychology. Her clinical practice emphasizes diagnosis and treatment of cognitive disorders resulting from traumatic brain injury.

Rebecca McCartney, PhD is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. Dr. McCartney is a former Emory Neuropsychology Track Intern and a former Emory Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellow. Her primary clinical appointment is at Kaiser Permanente Atlanta. Dr. McCartney participates in group supervision of Neuropsychology Interns during the Adult Rotation Case Seminar.