Wilfred van Gorp

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.

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.

Dr. Brooke Kasirer

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.

Sadie Shin, Ph.D.

Sadie Shin

Sadie Shin, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral fellow at the Cognitive Assessment Group. She earned her undergraduate degree in psychology and sociology from New York University and her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Palo Alto University. She completed her predoctoral internship training in inpatient and outpatient neuropsychology at Northwell Health – Staten Island University Hospital.

Dr. Shin’s interests within neuropsychology include the assessment of neurodevelopmental (e.g., ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, learning disability), neurodegenerative (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease), and neurological disorders (e.g., stroke, traumatic brain injury). Her interests also include the assessment of psychiatric conditions (e.g., depression, anxiety). She is passionate about providing culturally sensitive evaluations to children and adults of all backgrounds and identities. Dr. Shin joined the team at the Cognitive Assessment Group in January 2019.

Anthony Santoro, Ph.D.

Anthony Santoro Ph.D.

Dr. Anthony Santoro earned his doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Health Emphasis) from Yeshiva University and a M.A. from Columbia University. He completed his APA-accredited predoctoral internship at Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, where he received intensive clinical training in evidence-based practices for patients with neurodevelopmental disabilities and behavioral disorders. He completed a postdoctoral clinical fellowship at the Cognitive Assessment Group and a 3-year NIH-funded postdoctoral research fellowship at Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI).

Dr. Santoro has received specialized clinical training in neuropsychological assessment across the lifespan, treatment/remediation of reading disorders, functional behavioral assessment (FBA), behavior modification, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and health psychology. His clinical expertise includes neuropsychology evaluation of neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., autism, learning disabilities, ADHD) and neurocognitive deficits associated with chronic medical conditions among child, adolescents, and young adults. In addition to providing clinical services, Dr. Santoro is an active researcher and adjunct faculty at Pace University. His research has focused on investigating the impact of child abuse and trauma on neurocognitive functions and developing valid measures to assess neurocognitive functioning for use among youth from resource-limited countries. Dr. Santoro’s research has been published in several premier peer-reviewed journals, including Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, Neuropsychology, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, and Psychological Trauma.