Neuropsychologists help test brain function when a patient has symptoms or complaints involving memory or thinking. These concerns may be signaled by a change in concentration, organization, reasoning, memory, language, perception, coordination, or personality. Our experts will test memory and thinking skills to help identify a pattern of strengths and weaknesses and develop a treatment plan.
Leigh Beglinger, PhD is the director of adult neuropsychology at St. Luke's Rehabilitation. She provides neuropsychological evaluations for teens and adults with cognitive symptoms and disorders. She works with a wide range of neurological conditions, including traumatic brain injuries, movement disorders like Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases, epilepsy, dementia, and neuro-oncology. She also specializes in treatment of concussion. Dr. Beglinger performs pre-surgical evaluations and clinical assessments to help diagnose and plan treatment and rehabilitation recommendations.
Joseph "Audie" Black, Ph.D. is a board certified clinical neuropsychologist providing comprehensive cognitive, behavioral, and emotional assessments to adults with a particular emphasis on working with adults over 50. Dr. Black supports the normal-pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) program at St. Luke's, evaluating patients before, during, and after surgery.
Dr. Black earned his doctorate in clinical psychology at Michigan State University and completed his advanced clinical training and fellowship in neuropsychology at Allegheny General Hospital. He has taught at the undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral levels. He currently serves on the Executive Board of Directors for the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology (ABN), and is an examiner for candidates pursuing board certification.
Tory Kimpton, PhD is an outpatient clinical neuropsychologist. She works with adults who have a wide variety of neurologic conditions, including traumatic brain injury/concussion, stroke, and dementia.
Dr. Kimpton earned her doctoral degree from the University of Montana. She completed her clinical internship at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System and participated in additional training opportunities at the University of Arkansas Medical Center. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the VA Northern California Healthcare System and completed part of her clinical training at UC Davis Medical Center. She has taught at the undergraduate and post-doctoral levels. She is a member of the International Neuropsychological Society and American Psychological Association.
Sarah DeBoard Marion, PhD is an inpatient neuropsychologist at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Hospital. She offers consultation and treatment for patients recovering from brain injuries due to trauma, stroke, and other neurological conditions.
Dr. Marion completed her postdoctoral residency at UCLA’s Neuropsychiatric Institute after completing her doctoral training at Fuller Graduate School of Psychology and predoctoral internship at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Marion came to St. Luke’s from Saint Alphonsus Rebabilitation Services where she specialized in outpatient brain injury and dementia evaluations. Her clinical practice in Pasadena included positions at Neurobehavior services and Southern California Neurology Consultants at Huntington Memorial Hospital.
In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Marion is an associate professor of psychology at Northwest Nazarene University. She has also served as a professor at Point Loma Nazarene University and Fuller Graduate School of Psychology. Dr. Marion’s research interests include developmental and neurologic conditions across the lifespan including agenesis of the corpus callosum, HIV/AIDS, healthy aging, attention deficit disorders (via virtual reality assessment), and traumatic brain injury.
Cynthia Tremblay, PsyD specializes in neuropsychology, focusing on a broad range of conditions in adults, including dementia and other memory disorders, Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders, epilepsy, brain injury, and neuro-oncology. She performs pre-surgical evaluations and clinical assessments to assist with diagnosis and treatment recommendations.
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