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ALL NFL Concussion Settlement Class Members call 1-855-887-3485 to schedule an appointment with SCI
A select group of Sports Concussion Institute’s Neurologists/Neuropsychologists are participating as Qualified MAF Physicians and Qualified BAP Providers in the National Football League Player’s Injury Concussion Litigation Settlement Program.
www.nflconcussionsettlement.com


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SCI California

Dr. Karen Earnest (Culver City, CA)

Dr EarnestDr. Earnest is a neuropsychologist in private practice and Neuropsychology Training Director at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles. Dr. Earnest received her undergraduate degree from the University of California Los Angeles in 1983 and her psychology doctorate degree from the University of Connecticut in 1988.She did her clinical psychology internship at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Sepulveda, CA.She completed her postdoctoral fellowship in Behavioral Medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, and a second postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute. She did specialized training as a Clinical Fellow in Wada testing at UCLA. She earned her diplomate in Clinical Neuropsychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology/American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology in 1997.Dr. Earnest has been on staff at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles since 1990 and served as Internship Training Director of the APA-Accredited Pre-Doctoral Clinical Psychology Internship for 7 years, as well as trained postdoctoral clinical fellows in Behavioral Medicine and Neuropsychology.She is the Neuropsychology Training Director in the Department of Psychiatry.She is a consultant on the Epilepsy Surgery team and Movement Disordersteam and conducts behavioral analysis and testing following standard intracarotid sodium methohexital injections in advance of neurosurgical interventions in Interventional Radiology. Dr. Earnest conducts comprehensive adult neuropsychological assessmentsfor known or suspected central nervous system disorders and is involved in clinical teaching in the field of neuropsychology.

Dr. Larry Bernard (Culver City, CA)

Dr BernardDr. Bernard is a clinical neuropsychologist and diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology. He has specialized in neuropsychological assessment and malingering for over 35 years. His work involves complex independent medical and forensic neuropsychological evaluations. Dr. Bernard also taught at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, for over 28 years. During that tenure, he was Director of the Graduate Program in Counseling Psychology. He is now Professor Emeritus of Psychology. Dr. Bernard is co-author of Health Psychology: Biopsychosocial Factors in Health and Illness and has over 47 scientific publications, primarily focusing on human motivation, psychological assessment, health,and neuropsychological testing. He is also co-founder and served as the first president of the Society for the Study of Motivation, an international association of motivation researchers.

Dr. Michelle Zeller (Culver City, CA)

Dr ZellerCertified Neuropsychology was founded by Michelle Zeller, Psy.D.,ABPP/CN in January 2016. With over ten years of experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and several years of consultation within a forensic setting, Dr. Zeller’s experience ranges from working with veterans with cognitive impairment secondary to stroke and traumatic brain injury, to claimants seeking disability compensation.A native of Western Massachusetts, Dr. Zeller moved to Los Angeles in 1997 after earning her bachelor’s degree from Boston College in 1997. In 2000, Dr. Zeller earned her master’s degree in psychology from Pepperdine University. She completed an APA-Accredited internship at the West Los Angeles VA. Dr. Zeller was awarded her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University in 2004. In 2005, she became a licensed psychologist in the state of California (PSY# 20608). Dr. Zeller completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at UCLA’s Neuropsychiatric Institute in Geriatric Neuropsychology in 2006. In 2012, Dr. Zeller earned national board certification from the American Board of Professional Psychology in Clinical Neuropsychology (Diplomate #7152).In 2006, Dr. Zeller was hired at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, our country’s largest veteran’s hospital. She is the primary psychologist on the inpatientPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation Unit. Here, she conducts cognitive evaluations, provides individual supportive therapy and leads cancer, stroke, and amputee support groups. She serves as a clinical supervisor to trainees at the preintern, intern, andfellowship levels.In 2009, Dr. Zeller began serving as a consultant in forensic settings. She worked for the Los Angeles Neuropsychology Group for two years, conducting evaluations related to disability compensation. She was then recruited by Barrington Psychiatric Center, where she continues to consult on similar cases at present. Recently, Dr. Zeller has been appointed as an expert witness in Neuropsychology by the Superior Court of Los Angeles County.

Dr. David Naylor (Culver City, CA)

Dr NaylorDr. Naylor received his MD-PhD at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and then returned home to Los Angeles where he completed his internship and neurology residency at UCLA Medical Center, with subsequent fellowship training in clinical neurophysiology at Harbor-UCLA. His research employs neurophysiological techniques with computational modeling in order to characterize inhibitory and excitatory synaptic alterations and circuit dysfunction, and hypoxia-ischemia.
 
 

Dr. Arthur Kowell (Encino, CA)

Dr KowellDr. Kowell is a board-certified neurologist with subspecialty board-certification in clinical neurophysiology at Encino Neurological Medical Group. He is also a Clinical Professor of Neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. His BA degree is from theJohns Hopkins University. He completed the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Pennsylvania where he received his MD degree and also a PhD in anatomy. His internship in internal medicine and neurology residency were completed at UCLA. In addition to general neurology and clinical neurophysiology, Dr. Kowell’s areas of specialization include dementia, traumatic brain injury, and evaluating patients who have violent and aggressive behavior. He is a member of the County of Los Angeles Superior Court Panel of Expert Witnesses in neurology. He is a member of the Super Doctors Southern California Hall of Fame.

Dr. Tara Victor

Dr. Kowell is a board-certified neurologist with subspecialty board-certification in clinical neurophysiology at Encino Neurological Medical Group. He is also a Clinical Professor of Neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. His BA degree is from theJohns Hopkins University. He completed the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Pennsylvania where he received his MD degree and also a PhD in anatomy. His internship in internal medicine and neurology residency were completed at UCLA. In addition to general neurology and clinical neurophysiology, Dr. Kowell’s areas of specialization include dementia, traumatic brain injury, and evaluating patients who have violent and aggressive behavior. He is a member of the County of Los Angeles Superior Court Panel of Expert Witnesses in neurology. He is a member of the Super Doctors Southern California Hall of Fame.

Dr. Margaret Adler

Dr. Margaret Adler graduated from Emory University Medical School and then moved to Los Angeles to complete her neurology residency at UCLA. She did a fellowship year in neuromuscular medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital/ Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She is a faculty member in the department of neurology at Harbor UCLA Medical Center where she heads the Clinical Neurophysiology fellowship and runs the Electromyography Lab. She is an attending in the dementia, myasthenia gravis, and neuromuscular specialty clinics as well.
 
 
 

Andrew Levine, Ph.D., ABPP

Dr. Levine is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist through the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology. He been involved in clinical and medico-legal practice and consultation since completing a post-doctoral fellowship at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute in 2005. He is an associate clinical professor with the Department of Neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. With the help of several grants awarded by the National Institutes of Health, he has developed a successful multidisciplinary research program at UCLA focused on psychometrics, neurodegenerative disease, and the neurocognitive effects of HIV infection. He has taught a variety of classes for numerous colleges and universities, most recently teaching Neurophilosophy for the Department of Psychology at UCLA.


SCI Florida

Dr. John Dabrowski (Tampa, FL)

Dr DabrowskiJohn J. Dabrowski PhD, ABPP-CN is a clinical neuropsychologist board certified by the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology in private practice in Tampa Florida. In addition to the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, he is a member of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, American Psychological Association and Florida Psychological Association. His training includes 2 years of postdoctoral training at Brown University School of Medicine and he has been practicing for 22 years in thefield. Dr. Dabrowski was director of a brain injury rehabilitation facility for 8 years and has performed thousands of neuropsychological evaluations on individuals with traumatic brain injury in rehabilitation facilities, hospitals and clinics. He has given many presentations on traumatic brain injury and rehabilitation and presently serves these individuals along with individuals with a variety of neurological, psychological and learning problems. He has taught neuropsychology and psychopharmacology to doctoral students and continues to be involved in the clinical training of doctoral students in psychology and neuropsychology.

Dr. Jason Demery (Gainesville, FL)

Dr DemeryDr. Demery is board certified in clinical neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP).He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Florida followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Clinical & Health Psychology.He worked as an Assistant Professor in Clinical & Health Psychology (Public Health and Health Professions) and Psychiatry (Medicine) and served as the Assistant Program Director of Forensic Psychology at UF’s Forensic Institute.Dr. Demery currently works as a staff neuropsychologist at the Gainesville VA Medical Center and also maintains a private practice in Gainesville, Florida.With almost 20-years of experience, Dr. Demery is an expert in the area of traumatic brain injury and has published several peer-reviewed articles on this topic.He is a National Institutes of Health-funded researcher in brain injury and serves as a consultant to pharmaceutical and medical device companies.


SCI New Jersey

Dr. Jasdeep Hundal (Hillsborough, NJ)

Dr HundalDr. Hundal is a Board Certified Clinical Neuropsychologist (ABPP-CN) and co-owner of the Atlantic Group with licenses to practice in Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey and New York. Dr. Hundal received his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Roosevelt University, located in Chicago, IL where he was the founding chair of the Roosevelt University Neuropsychological Society(RUNS). He was twice the recipient for the coveted Roosevelt University Research Assistant ship developed to foster researchers within the larger clinical program. As part of his clinical psychology education, Dr. Hundal completed the compulsory coursework in a broad range of psychological disciplines as well as clinical training under the tutelage of world renowned neuropsychologists affiliated with the University of Illinois Medical Center, the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. His training responsibilities included rigorous didactics along with ample clinical exposure to acute, sub-acute and post-acute brain injury. Following a successful Internship, Dr. Hundal was selected for the competitive Post-doctoral Neuropsychology Fellowship Program at the JFK-Johnson Rehabilitation Institute’s Center for Head Injuries, another of the select Model System in Traumatic Brain Injury member sites. During his time at JFK, Dr. Hundal honed his clinical skills through neuro-diagnostic evaluations as well as neuro-restorative interventional training.Dr. Hundal remained at the JFK-Johnson Rehabilitation Institute as an attending neuropsychologist and eventually advanced to coordinating the Neuropsychological Assessment Service affiliated with both the Center for Head Injuries as well as the New Jersey Neuroscience Institute.As part of his role as coordinator, Dr. Hundal maintained an academic affiliation with Seton Hall as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Neuroscience. After his time at JFK, Dr. Hundal took a Senior Staff Neuropsychologist position at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan. While at Henry Ford Dr. Hundal’s work focused on the assessment of individuals with acquired neurological disorders. He worked alongside the official Team Physicians for the Detroit Lions and Detroit Red Wings and contributed to the sports concussion and acquired brain injury assessment service in addition to his involvement with the epilepsy and stroke programs. Dr. Hundal was actively involved in the teaching of neuropsychology, psychiatry and neurology residents and medical student affiliated with Wayne State University and Henry Ford Hospital. In early 2016 Dr. Hundal returned to the East Coast after being recruited for the Director of Neuropsychology position within the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. He currently holds a joint faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Rutgers Medical School’s Departments of Medicine and Neurology. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Hundal is an avid researcher currently working on multiple projects including a National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) funded study examining the utility of virtual reality interfaces as a single point of delivery for comprehensive brain injury rehabilitation. He has previously served as a committee memberfor the New Jersey Brain Injury Alliance. Dr. Hundal is considered an expert in brain injury and has performed Independent Medical Evaluation (IME) in medical-legal cases involving acquired brain injury.

Dr. Jeffrey Cole (Hillsborough, NJ)

Dr ColeDr. Cole earned his undergraduate degree in Psychology at Rutgers University, followed by a graduate degree in Psychology and Law at Cambridge University and a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at Columbia University. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at the Rusk Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine and his post-doctoral fellowship specializing in Clinical Neuropsychology at the Columbia Comprehensive Epilepsy Center.He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology, with specialty certification in Clinical Neuropsychology. He is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), APA Division 40, International Neuropsychological Society (INS), and American Epilepsy Society (AES) among other professional organizations. Dr. Cole is primarily involved in the assessment of cognitive and emotional functioning in individuals with Epilepsy, Parkinson’s Disease, Memory Disorders, and other disorders of the central nervous system.Dr. Cole’s research interests include language, memory, and emotional functioning in Epilepsy.


SCI DC

Dr. Sid Binks

Dr BinksDr. Binks is a board certified clinical neuropsychologist. He obtained his specialization at The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and has practiced in greater Washington, DC area for more than 20 years. His focus is on using neuropsychological testing as a valuable tool to increase the understanding of many different brain-based cognitive illnesses like learning disorders, ADHD, concussion, traumatic brain injury and complications from brain diseases like cancer, stroke and dementia.


SCI North Carolina

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