Learn more about our brain injury experts.At our facility, our specialized staff, including neuropsychologists, psychologists, speech-language pathologists, and brain trauma technicians, are equipped to assess, diagnose, and provide treatment to individuals who have experienced brain damage or illness.
Dr. Jason W. Brown, FounderDr. Jason Brown is a world-renowned neurologist. He received his BA from UCLA/Berkeley and MD, from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He completed his internship at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washington, DC, and his residency in neurology at UCLA Medical Center. He served in the USAMC as a Major in Korea and San Francisco. Dr. Brown is licensed to practice in California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York and is board certified in Neurology. Throughout his career, Jason has held academic appointments at prestigious institutions, including New York University Medical Center, Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital, and Albert Einstein Medical Center. He has held hospital appointments at University (Tisch) Hospital, Bellevue Hospital, Hospital for Joint Disease, and Gracie Square Hospital, among others. He has received numerous fellowships and scientific awards, including the Copernicus Prize and Virtuti Medicinali. Dr. Brown has published extensively and is a member of numerous professional societies, including the Academy of Aphasia and the American Academy of Neurology.
Anthony Brown, CEOAnthony has over 15 years, as a Healthcare executive. As a Senior Leader, he has worked in Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living, Urgent care, Homecare, Home Healthcare, Hospice, Physical therapy as well as neuropsychology. He is skilled in building great teams, restructuring companies, leading multi-facility companies, M&A as well as population health when it comes to patient engagement. Anthony is also an Adjunct Professor at USC -Sol Price School of Public Policy, teaching Patient Engagement. Anthony holds a B.S. in healthcare informatics and an MBA from Pepperdine University. He maintains an active role in many Executive Network groups such as CHIME, HIMSS, and others.
Nancy Chow, COONancy Chow joined the Center for Cognition and Communication in October 2008. As the Chief Operating Officer, Nancy works closely with all physicians, psychologists, other staff, and patients to ensure daily operations run optimally to provide exceptional patient care. She also participates in new service expansions and the development of new policies and procedures. Nancy graduated from Binghamton University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. While in Binghamton, she served as her pledge class president and treasurer for her co-ed fraternity Alpha Phi Omega, Theta Kappa Chapter. She also served as the President of Binghamton Susquehanna Housing Community. As Community President, Nancy demonstrated leadership and project management skills by serving the community. When out of the office, Nancy enjoys volunteering in her community at the OCA/APAA (Organization for Chinese Americans/Asian Pacific American Advocates) panel events and conventions. The OCA mission is dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
Dr. Dana HaywoodDr. Dana Haywood is a New York State licensed psychologist with a specialization in neuropsychology. She has experience working with children, adults, and older adults, conducting comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations, providing cognitive remediation and rehabilitation, and providing psychotherapy, primarily Cognitive-Behavioral therapies. Her clinical experiences have included individual, couples, and group psychotherapies, addressing mood, anxiety, personality disorders, and acquired and developmental neuropsychiatric disorders, as well as providing supportive intervention for caregivers. Specific to her clinical neuropsychology experience, she has experience working with individuals diagnosed with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Seizure Disorders, Acquired and Traumatic Brain Injury, Dementia-type Disorders, Amnestic Disorders, memory difficulties, Learning Disorders, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and other Minor and Major Neurocognitive Disorders. Dr. Haywood completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania and continued to obtain her Ph.D. in clinical psychology, with a concentration in neuropsychology, from Long Island University. During her graduate training, she was involved in neurocognitive research at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, as well as in cognitive-affective research and autism research.
Dr. Avraham SchweigerDr. Avraham Schweiger is a licensed clinical and rehabilitation psychologist in New York and Israel. He is also a diplomate of the American Board of Medical Psychotherapists and Professor Emeritus at the Psychology department of the Academic College of Tel Aviv. He has held medical staff privileges at several hospitals in California, including Northridge Hospital Medical Center, Valley Hospital Medical Center, and Coldwater Canyon Hospital. Avraham is recognized as an expert witness in New York State superior court and Pennsylvania family court. He has an excellent command of English and Hebrew and good conversational skills in Spanish. He has a Ph.D. in Psychology from UCLA and has worked as a research psychologist, instructor, and professor at various institutions. He has received several grants for research and has published in various academic journals. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the International Neuropsychological Society, the American Psychological Society, and the National Academy of neuropsychology.
Dr. Abdul ShakoorDr. Abdul Shakoor Ahmed is a neuropsychology fellow at The Center for Cognition and Communication. He received his doctorate (Psy. D) in Clinical Psychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine with his training concentration in Neuropsychology. He also holds a Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology from CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Dr. Shakoor has extensive experience in both Neuropsychology and Forensic Psychology, having worked at various institutions such as the VA Hudson Valley Health Care System, Lenox Hill Hospital, Staten Island University Hospital, and Riker Island Correctional Health Services. He was a mentor for the Committee for Ethnic Minority Recruitment, Retention, and Training Grant Awarded by the American Psychological Association to expand diversity in the field of psychology. He continuously guest lectures in numerous Hospitals and Universities. His main duties at the clinic consist of administering and interpreting neuropsychological assessments, providing clinic neuropsychology training, researching neuropsychological interventions, and collaborating in interdisciplinary case meetings.
Dr. Jacqueline BarnettDr. Jacqueline Barnett is a licensed Psychologist specializing in Cognitive Neuroscience with a Ph. D in Psychology from the City University of New York. With a focus on enhancing self-integrity and social cohesiveness, Dr. Jacqueline Barnett is an experienced clinical psychologist who provides psychotherapy, clinical supervision, and neuropsychological/psychodiagnostic assessment. She is skilled in developing evidence-based individualized remediation and treatment goals to facilitate the implementation of effective psychological services. Dr. Jacqueline Barnett’s experience includes preclinical and clinical research design, statistical analyses, and publication, with expertise in interviewing, psychometric/psychodiagnostic testing, and cognitive-behavioral treatment.
Dr. Patricia HarteneckDr. Patricia Harteneck is a licensed psychologist in New York state and Argentina with a Ph. D and M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Adelphi University, and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University. She also holds an MBA from the University of Chicago with a concentration in Human Resources. She is trilingual in Spanish, French, and German. Dr. Patricia Harteneck has extensive supervised clinical experience working in various settings such as private practice in NY Presbyterian Hospital – Columbia University Medical Center, Metropolitan Center for Mental Health, and Kings County Hospital Center. She has provided psychotherapy to the child, adolescent and interpreted psychological test batteries, and conducted research on Hindu Psychology and transference communication. Additionally, Dr. Patricia Harteneck has experience in international consulting, having worked as an International Consultant for Hewitt Associates in Madrid, Spain, and in developing training programs addressing cultural diversity and employee motivation. She has presented a poster on the impact of transference communication on superego anxiety, mentalization, and countertransference measures at the New York State Psychological Association Annual Convention and co-authored articles on team building and South American pension plans.
Dr. Christine LeeDr. Lee is a proud Korean American raised by immigrants in New York City. She is humbled to be the first in her family to graduate post-secondary education at Barnard College of Columbia University, where she studied Neuroscience and Gender Studies. She went on to earn her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Neuropsychology and Health Psychology from The Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology of Yeshiva University. She completed her clinical training in reputable academic medical centers in New York City, an internship with the Department of Veteran Affairs (Coatesville), and a postdoctoral fellowship with Long Island Jewish/Zucker Hillside Hospital at Northwell Health. Dr. Lee is a distinguished speaker and published author in peer-reviewed journals centering research on gender and racial-specific disparities in access to behavioral health-impacting outcomes and neuropsychological assessment. As one of the few bilingual neuropsychologists nationally, Dr. Lee provides a well-needed service of neuropsychological evaluation for Korean-speaking adults, in addition to providing services across the lifespan in English. She also provides culturally-affirming psychotherapy and neurocognitive rehabilitative intervention with a focus on the intersection of neurodiversity and other marginalized identities. Dr. Lee has held various leadership positions in equity and social justice on the departmental and national levels. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor (Department of Psychiatry) at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. She is proud to also serve as Chair of the Asian Neuropsychological Association (ANA) Education Committee. She is dedicated to the mission to create social and mentorship opportunities for under-represented students and professionals and the promotion of culturally-inclusive supervision and clinical practices.
Dr. Dean Gomes
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