Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia – United States
Dr. Suzanne Penna is a board certified clinical neuropsychologist and assistant professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Emory University. She received her PhD in clinical psychology from Georgia State University, and completed a neuropsychology internship at Yale University and a 2 year neuropsychology fellowship at the University of Alabama Birmingham’s Spain Center for Rehabilitation Medicine. Prior to working at Emory, she worked first at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and then for the Atlanta VA Medical Center as a neuropsychologist. Responsibilities include neuropsychological assessment of patients with various neurological disorders, neurodegenerative disorders, CVA and traumatic brain injury. This includes consultation with the rehabilitation team for current inpatients and day program patients, as well as cognitive intervention when appropriate.She is also the training director for the neuropsychology fellowship, graduate student practicum, and co-training director for the psychology internship, and is actively involved in teaching in the department. Research interests include examining cognitive changes associated with chronic medical illness, including HIV, neuroendocrine disorders, and multiple sclerosis.She has a strong research interest and background with traumatic brain injury, including both outcome research in moderate to severe brain injury, as well as the clinical profile of mild traumatic brain injury; particularly in the veteran population. She currently serves as the Traumatic Brain Injury Clinical Director for Emory Veterans Program.
Tuesday, November 5
2:15 PM – 3:30 PM