Brandon Kopald, PsyD


Brandon Kopald is a clinical neuropsychologist at the UCSF Epilepsy Center. He specializes in the cognitive assessment of adults with medically refractory epilepsy and surgical planning. Kopald's clinical interests focus on identifying cognitive, psychological and biological factors that impact treatment outcomes. In his research, he focuses broadly on predicting and optimizing cognitive outcomes for patients with epilepsy. Kopald is actively involved in examining cognitive outcomes following laser thermal ablation or implanted neurostimulation devices for epilepsy. He is also interested in understanding the impact of preoperative language mapping on post-surgical cognitive outcomes.

Kopald earned his doctorate in psychology at Roosevelt University and completed his internship in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurology at the Northshore-Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of New Mexico's Mind Research Network. He is a member of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology.


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.

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Roosevelt University 2011


University of New Mexico Hospital & Health Science, Mind Research Network 2013