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Amy Wisniewski, PhD



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Dr. Wisniewski's clinical and research interests focus upon neurobehavioral sequelae of medical disorders and their treatments. She has investigated the neuropsychological correlates of infectious (HIV), endocrine, and autoimmune illnesses, as well as the neuropsychological impacts of general anesthesia and cardiac surgery. Her most recent studies explore executive function deficits in alcoholism, ADHD, and PTSD.
Dr. Wisniewski has been teaching at PAU since 1980, and has held faculty positions at San Francisco State University, the California School of Professional Psychology, Berkeley, and Western Graduate School of Psychology. She teaches courses in behavioral neuroscience, clinical neuropsychology, psychological assessment and differential diagnosis. She has clinical and research appointments at the University of California, San Francisco; Stanford University Medical Center, and Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Francisco.

For two decades, Dr. Wisniewski was Chief of Neuropsychology and Psychological Assessment Services at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She is a California licensed psychologist in private clinical and forensic practice; she provides consultation services to many Bay Area agencies, and especially enjoys working with older adults.

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