Amanda L Sacks-Zimmerman, Ph.D., ABPP

Amanda L Sacks-Zimmerman, Ph.D., ABPP Specialties: Neuropsychology

Amanda L Sacks-Zimmerman, Ph.D., ABPP
Specialties: Neuropsychology
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About Amanda L Sacks-Zimmerman, Ph.D., ABPP

Amanda L. Sacks-Zimmerman, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist who has had extensive experience in assessing and treating neurological disorders with cognitive remediation as well as researching the cognitive impact of brain injury. She treats a variety of patients who suffer from cognitive and emotional difficulties that may be the result of epilepsy; radiation or chemotherapy; cardiopulmonary bypass procedures; surgery; cerebrovascular disease; stroke; silent infarcts; brain tumor resection; movement disorders such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and Huntington's disease; metabolic disorders; infectious processes such as encephalitis or Lyme disease; chemical toxin exposure; traumatic brain injury; and dementia diagnoses including mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's disease, multi-infarct dementia, and frontal temporal dementia.


**************************************************************** *Dr. Sacks-Zimmerman sees patients at 520 East 70th St. @ York Ave. (Starr 651)*For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit weillcornellbrainandspine.org for more information or call 212-746-3356


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TRAINING


Dr. Sacks-Zimmerman received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from The George Washington University and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Fairleigh Dickinson University. She completed two postdoctoral fellowships, one at University Behavioral Healthcare, UMDNJ, in Piscataway, New Jersey, focusing on geropsychology and one at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, where she was trained in assessing, treating, and researching acquired and traumatic brain injury. Additionally, she has been a staff psychologist at NYU Langone Medical Center Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine for three years and a neuropsychologist in the Faculty Group Practice in the Department of Psychiatry at the NYU Langone Medical Center and is faculty appointed to the Department of Anesthesiology at the NYU Langone Medical Center.


RESEARCH


Dr. Sacks-Zimmerman has been involved in various research projects throughout her training and professional career. Specifically, during her first postdoctoral fellowship at the University Behavioral Healthcare, UMDNJ, she derived research projects examining cognitive correlates of emotion in dementia as well as published book chapters regarding PTSD and family interventions in older adults. During her second postdoctoral fellowship at Mount Sinai Medical Center, she assisted in deriving manualized Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for individuals post-TBI for the purpose of researching the efficacy of this treatment, participated in systematic reviews of literature on evidenced based practices of treatment post TBI, developed research projects, published findings, and presented at conferences on TBI and aging. During her time as a faculty appointed member to the Department of Anesthesiology at NYULMC, Dr. Sacks-Zimmerman analyzed and presented data on post-operative cognitive dysfunction as well as derived research studies on cognitive issues post-operatively in cardiac patients and cognitive issues related to compliance in the wound care population. She is currently in the process of developing research projects to examine the efficacy of cognitive remediation programs on post-operative cognitive difficulties in brain tumor patients within the Department of Neurological Surgery Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center.


5-STAR REVIEW from Vitals.com***"Really focused and always has new ideas for situation or problem solving. Also she is beautiful and a warm giving person. I recommend completely!"***


Expertise

  • Cognitive and Behavioral Changes

  • Cognitive and Neurobehavioral Dysfunction

  • Cognitive Change

  • Cognitive Changes

  • Cognitive Complaints

  • Cognitive Decline

  • Cognitive Deficit As Late Effect of Cerebral Aneurysm

  • Cognitive Deficit As Late Effect of Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Cognitive Deficit Due to Multiple Subcortical Infarcts

  • Cognitive Deficit Due to Old Cerebral Infarction

  • Cognitive Deficit Due to Old Embolic Stroke

  • Cognitive Deficit Due to Old Head Injury

  • Cognitive Deficit Due to Old Head Trauma

  • Cognitive Deficit Due to Old Intracerebral Hemorrhage

  • Cognitive Deficit Due to Old Lacunar Stroke

  • Cognitive Deficit Due to Old Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

  • Cognitive Deficit Due to Parkinson's Disease

  • Cognitive Deficits, Late Effect of Cerebrovascular Disease

  • Cognitive Disorder

  • Cognitive Impairment, Mild, So Stated

  • Cognitive Psychotherapy

  • Cognitive Remediation After Brain Surgery

  • Cognitive Remediation After Brain Tumor Resection

  • Cognitive Remediation After Cardiovascular Event

  • Cognitive Remediation After Chemotherapy

  • Cognitive Remediation After Radiation

  • Cognitive Remediation After Stroke

  • Cognitive Remediation After Surgery

  • Cognitive Remediation After Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Cognitive Remediation For Chronic Cardiovascular Disorders

  • Cognitive Remediation For Movement Disorders

  • Cognitive-Behavior Therapy

  • Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT)

  • Concussion Syndrome

  • Dementia Due to Head Trauma

  • Dementia Due to Head Trauma With Behavioral Disturbance

  • Dementia Due to Medical Condition With Behavioral Disturbance

  • Dementia Due to Multiple Sclerosis

  • Dementia Following Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Dementia With Parkinsonism

  • MCI (Mild Cognitive Impairment)

  • Mild Cognitive Disorder

  • Mild Cognitive Impairment

  • Mild Cognitive Impairment With Memory Loss

  • Provide Cognitive Emotional Support

  • Stroke Behavorial Changes

  • Stroke Rehabilitation

  • Training In Cognitive Skills

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Education

  • Degrees: Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Degrees: George Washington University
  • Medical School: Fairleigh Dickinson University

Board Certifications

  • Clinical Neuropsychology

Languages Spoken

  • English