Center for PCS and PTSD Treatment has assessed more retired NFL players who participated in the NFL concussion settlement program than any other provider in the nation. Through a multi-site program, we have more experience in neurotrauma and neurodegenerative disease than any other clinic in the industry.
The Baseline Assessment Program, which provides baseline neuropsychological and neurological examinations for eligible Retired NFL Football Players and additional medical testing, counseling, and/or treatment if they are diagnosed with moderate cognitive impairment during their baseline examinations (every qualified Retired NFL Football Player will be eligible to receive one free baseline assessment examination during the term of the Settlement Program).
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Dr. Karen Earnest (Culver City, CA)
Dr. 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. 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. Arthur Kowell (Encino, CA)
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.
M. Lorraine Purino, M.D.
M. Lorraine Purino, M.D. is a compassionate Neurologist who is highly trained, has extensive experience and devotes time to give back to her community. Dr. Purino was educated at prestigious institutions. She worked her way through college caring for mentally challenged children and adults. She received her bachelors degree in Biology, Psychology and Pre-Med at Boston College, her Doctorate of Medicine degree at Wayne State University in Michigan, and completed her Internal Medicine internship and Neurology residency at Veterans Administration-Wadsworth, an affiliate of UCLA. Dr. Purino completed a Fellowship in Neuromuscular Diseases at UCLA where she participated in a research study for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). She attended the J. Kiffin Penry Mini-Fellowship in Epilepsy at Wake Forest University.
Dr. Purino is triple board-certified and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Neurology with special qualifications in Neuromuscular diseases. She is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.
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Dr. John Dabrowski (Tampa, FL)
John 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 the field.
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. 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.
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Dr. Jasdeep Hundal (Hillsborough, NJ)
Dr. 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 Assistantship 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 diCenter for PCS and PTSD Treatment 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 Postdoctoral 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 NeuroCenter for PCS and PTSD Treatmentence Institute. As part of his role as coordinator, Dr. Hundal maintained an academic affiliation with Seton Hall as a Clinical Assistant Professor of NeuroCenter for PCS and PTSD Treatment. 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 students 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 member for 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. 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.
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Dr. Sidney Binks
Dr. Binks is a board certified clinical neuropsychologist. He obtained his specialization at The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and has practiced in the 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.