Wilfred G. van Gorp, Ph. D., ABPP
The Cognitive Assessment Group is directed by Wilfred van Gorp, Ph.D., ABPP, a national expert in neuropsychology. We offer neuropsychological testing and neuropsychological evaluation in New York and Chicago.
Dr. van Gorp has led the Neuropsychology testing programs in three of the nation’s leading Departments of Psychiatry: UCLA, Cornell and Columbia University. His career has focused exclusively on neuropsychological testing and neuropsychological evaluation of persons with various medical, neurologic and psychiatric conditions that can affect memory and cognition.
Dr. van Gorp has served on the American Psychological Association’s Council of Representatives, is a former President of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, and has served Editor of the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology.
A board certified neuropsychologist by the American Board of Professional Psychology, he has evaluated thousands of individuals with a variety of conditions including ADD, ADHD Mild Cognitive Impairment, traumatic brain injury and concussion, learning disabilities, memory impairment/dementia, HIV/AIDS, Lyme disease, and other conditions.
He now offers these services in a private practice. He has appeared on CNN, 60 Minutes, and Court TV, profiled in The New Yorker, and interviewed by The New York Times. Dr. van Gorp has published widely, including over 120 peer reviewed scientific journal articles and almost 35 books and book chapters.
Some of Dr. van Gorp’s books:
Neuropsychology and Substance Abuse
Neuropsychiatry of HIV/AIDS
The Neuropsychology Casebook
To view Dr. van Gorp’s full CV, please click here.
Andrew M. Daren, Psy. D.
Dr. Andrew Daren is a licensed clinical psychologist who is originally from Connecticut. He earned his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. His clinical experience includes providing psychotherapy and psychological assessment services with individuals across the age range. Dr. Daren completed his postdoctoral fellowship at the Cognitive Assessment Group in neuropsychology in May 2016 and subsequently joined the staff. Dr. Daren’s interests within neuropsychology include the assessment of autism, learning disabilities, and memory impairment. Dr. Daren has been with the Cognitive Assessment Group since May 2014.
Dr. Brooke Kasirer
Dr. Brooke Kasirer is a postdoctoral fellow at Cognitive Assessment Group. She earned her doctorate and masters in School Psychology from St. John’s University. She has worked as a School Psychologist for several years at Lawrence Union Free School District where she administered psycho-educational evaluations, conducted functional behavioral assessments (FBA), created behavior intervention plans (BIP), conducted individual and group counseling, and ran social-emotional learning programs. She has also externed At NYU Child Study Center’s Institute for Learning and Academic Achievement, where she received training in neuropsychological assessment of children. Her clinical interests include neuropsychological assessment of reading disabilities and cognitive deficits associated with strokes. Dr. Kasirer also has an interest in the origin and prevention of Eating Disorders and conducted her doctoral dissertation on this topic.
Ms. Sadie Shin earned her bachelors degree in psychology and sociology from New York University and is currently completing a doctorate in clinical psychology at Palo Alto University. She is highly experienced in neuropsychological assessment across the lifespan in hospital and rehabilitation settings. Ms. Shin’s interests within neuropsychology include the assessment of neurodegenerative disorders and traumatic brain injury. Ms. Shin joined the team at the Cognitive Assessment Group in January 2019.
Ms. Pamela Giambona earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Hofstra University in Garden City, New York and is currently completing a doctorate at Fordham University. She is experienced in providing neuropsychological evaluations in both hospital and clinic settings. Ms. Giambona’s interests within neuropsychology include the assessment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism, and learning disabilities. Ms. Giambona joined the team at Cognitive Assessment Group in September 2017.
Anthony F. Santoro, Ph. D.
Dr. Anthony Santoro is a postdoctoral fellow at Cognitive Assessment Group. He earned his doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Health Emphasis) from Yeshiva University and a Master of Arts from Columbia University. He completed his APA-accredited internship at Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, where he received intensive training in evidence-based practices for individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Dr. Santoro has specialized training in neuropsychological assessment across the lifespan, functional behavioral assessment (FBA), behavior modification, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and health psychology. His clinical interests include neuropsychology assessment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), learning disabilities, neurodevelopmental disorders, and cognitive deficits associated with chronic medical conditions. In addition to providing neuropsychological evaluations, Dr. Santoro is an active researcher and adjunct faculty at Pace University. He has published several book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed research journals.
Andrea M. Reilly
Ms. Reilly is a valuable member of the team and has been with Cognitive Assessment Group since 2011. She serves as the office manager for both the New York and Chicago locations. Andrea works with our clients to ensure they are scheduled for a convenient appointment and are prepared for the appointment. Andrea handles all billing and billing inquiries.