Tatjana Novakovic-Agopian, PhD

Rehabilitation neuropsychologist

Tatjana Novakovic-Agopian specializes in the psychological assessment and rehabilitation of patients recovering from brain injury caused by trauma, stroke, toxic exposure and other neurological conditions. She is particularly interested in assessment and treatment of executive control problems. Executive control includes the ability to formulate plans of action, carry out the plans and to learn from mistakes. Her research focuses on executive function rehabilitation after brain injury and assessments using functional neuroimaging.

Novakovic-Agopian co-directs the program in neurorehabilitation at UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinez Veterans Affairs Medical Center and UC Berkeley. She is an assistant professor of neurology at UCSF. She earned a doctorate at the California School of Professional Psychology and completed a residency and a fellowship in neuropsychology at UCSF. She served as chair of the Brain Injury Research Committee of the California Pacific Regional Rehabilitation Center, and is a past president of the Northern California Neuropsychology Forum.


UCSF Neurorehabilitation Program
400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2273
Fax: (415) 353-2898

Hours: Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Academic Title

Assistant Professor

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California School of Professional Psychology 1997


UCSF Medical Center, Neuropsychology 1995

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Novakovic-Agopian T, Kornblith ES, Abrams G, Burciaga-Rosales J, Loya F, D'Esposito M, Chen AJ. Training in Goal-Oriented Attentional Self-Regulation Improves Executive Functioning in Veterans with Chronic TBI. J Neurotrauma. 2018 May 02.
  2. Adnan A, Chen AJW, Novakovic-Agopian T, D'Esposito M, Turner GR. Brain Changes Following Executive Control Training in Older Adults. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2017 Oct-Nov; 31(10-11):910-922.
  3. Loya F, Novakovic-Agopian T, Binder D, Rossi A, Rome S, Murphy M, Chen AJ. Long-Term Use and Perceived Benefits of Goal-Oriented Attentional Self-Regulation Training in Chronic Brain Injury. Rehabil Res Pract. 2017; 2017:8379347.

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