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Deborah A. Cahn-Weiner, Ph.D.

Neuropsychologist

Deborah Cahn-Weiner is a neuropsychologist at the UCSF Epilepsy Center. She received board certification in clinical neuropsychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology in 2007. In addition to caring for patients, she conducts research on the role of neuropsychology on everyday functioning in dementia and epilepsy.

Cahn-Weiner earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology in a joint doctoral program of San Diego State University and the University of California, San Diego. After completing a predoctoral clinical psychology internship at Brown University Medical School, she completed post-doctoral fellowships in neuropsychology at Stanford and Brown medical schools. She served on the psychiatry faculty at Brown Medical School for six years, before joining UCSF in 2004.

Clinics

Epilepsy Center
400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2437
Fax: (415) 353-2837

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

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Education

San Diego State University, UC San Diego Joint Doctoral Program, Clinical Psychology 1995

Fellowships

Stanford University Hospital and Clinics, Neuropsychology 1997
Brown University Medical School, Neuropsychology 1998

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Findlay AM, Ambrose JB, Cahn-Weiner DA, Houde JF, Honma S, Hinkley LB, Berger MS, Nagarajan SS, Kirsch HE. Dynamics of hemispheric dominance for language assessed by magnetoencephalographic imaging. Ann Neurol. 2012 May; 71(5):668-86.
  2. Cahn-Weiner DA, Wittenberg D, McDonald C. Everyday cognition in temporal lobe and frontal lobe epilepsy. Epileptic Disord. 2009 Sep; 11(3):222-7.
  3. Taylor AM, Cahn-Weiner DA, Garcia PA. Examination of volunteer bias in research involving patients diagnosed with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures. Epilepsy Behav. 2009 Aug; 15(4):524-6.
  4. Williamson C, Alcantar O, Rothlind J, Cahn-Weiner D, Miller BL, Rosen HJ. Standardised measurement of self-awareness deficits in FTD and AD. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2010 Feb; 81(2):140-5.
  5. Tomaszewski Farias S, Cahn-Weiner DA, Harvey DJ, Reed BR, Mungas D, Kramer JH, Chui H. Longitudinal changes in memory and executive functioning are associated with longitudinal change in instrumental activities of daily living in older adults. Clin Neuropsychol. 2009 Apr; 23(3):446-61.
  6. Farias ST, Mungas D, Reed BR, Cahn-Weiner D, Jagust W, Baynes K, Decarli C. The measurement of everyday cognition (ECog): scale development and psychometric properties. Neuropsychology. 2008 Jul; 22(4):531-44.
  7. Marks WJ, Ostrem JL, Verhagen L, Starr PA, Larson PS, Bakay RA, Taylor R, Cahn-Weiner DA, Stoessl AJ, Olanow CW, Bartus RT. Safety and tolerability of intraputaminal delivery of CERE-120 (adeno-associated virus serotype 2-neurturin) to patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease: an open-label, phase I trial. Lancet Neurol. 2008 May; 7(5):400-8.
  8. Cahn-Weiner DA, Farias ST, Julian L, Harvey DJ, Kramer JH, Reed BR, Mungas D, Wetzel M, Chui H. Cognitive and neuroimaging predictors of instrumental activities of daily living. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2007 Sep; 13(5):747-57.
  9. Farias ST, Mungas D, Reed BR, Harvey D, Cahn-Weiner D, Decarli C. MCI is associated with deficits in everyday functioning. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2006 Oct-Dec; 20(4):217-23.
  10. Jefferson AL, Cahn-Weiner D, Boyle P, Paul RH, Moser DJ, Gordon N, Cohen RA. Cognitive predictors of functional decline in vascular dementia. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2006 Aug; 21(8):752-4.
  11. Brown LB, Stern RA, Cahn-Weiner DA, Rogers B, Messer MA, Lannon MC, Maxwell C, Souza T, White T, Ott BR. Driving scenes test of the Neuropsychological Assessment Battery (NAB) and on-road driving performance in aging and very mild dementia. Arch Clin Neuropsychol. 2005 Mar; 20(2):209-15.
  12. Boyle PA, Cahn-Weiner D. Assessment and prediction of functional impairment in vascular dementia. Expert Rev Neurother. 2004 Jan; 4(1):109-14.
  13. Grundman M, Petersen RC, Ferris SH, Thomas RG, Aisen PS, Bennett DA, Foster NL, Jack CR, Galasko DR, Doody R, Kaye J, Sano M, Mohs R, Gauthier S, Kim HT, Jin S, Schultz AN, Schafer K, Mulnard R, van Dyck CH, Mintzer J, Zamrini EY, Cahn-Weiner D, Thal LJ. Mild cognitive impairment can be distinguished from Alzheimer disease and normal aging for clinical trials. Arch Neurol. 2004 Jan; 61(1):59-66.
  14. Cahn-Weiner DA, Ready RE, Malloy PF. Neuropsychological predictors of everyday memory and everyday functioning in patients with mild Alzheimer's disease. J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol. 2003 Jun; 16(2):84-9.
  15. Cahn-Weiner DA, Williams K, Grace J, Tremont G, Westervelt H, Stern RA. Discrimination of dementia with lewy bodies from Alzheimer disease and Parkinson disease using the clock drawing test. Cogn Behav Neurol. 2003 Jun; 16(2):85-92.
  16. Boyle PA, Malloy PF, Salloway S, Cahn-Weiner DA, Cohen R, Cummings JL. Executive dysfunction and apathy predict functional impairment in Alzheimer disease. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2003 Mar-Apr; 11(2):214-21.
  17. Ready RE, Ott BR, Grace J, Cahn-Weiner DA. Apathy and executive dysfunction in mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer disease. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2003 Mar-Apr; 11(2):222-8.
  18. Cahn-Weiner DA, Malloy PF, Rebok GW, Ott BR. Results of a randomized placebo-controlled study of memory training for mildly impaired Alzheimer's disease patients. Appl Neuropsychol. 2003; 10(4):215-23.
  19. Grace J, Cahn-Weiner D. Behavioral issues in Alzheimer's disease. Med Health R I. 2002 Jul; 85(7):213-5.
  20. Cahn-Weiner DA, Grace J, Ott BR, Fernandez HH, Friedman JH. Cognitive and behavioral features discriminate between Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. Neuropsychiatry Neuropsychol Behav Neurol. 2002 Jun; 15(2):79-87.

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