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Frank A. Zelko, PhD

Frank A. Zelko, PhD

Pediatric Neuropsychologist, The Pritzker Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Language: English




Dr. Zelko has a broad background in pediatric neuropsychology and has studied the neurocognitive sequelae of a number of neurologic and systemic medical disorders in children, including traumatic brain injury, kidney and liver disease, systemic lupus erythematosus, autonomic regulation disorders, cancer, and epilepsy. He has collaborated on several multidisciplinary studies of these conditions and has co-authored numerous peer-reviewed publications, including neuroimaging studies of lupus, epilepsy, and pediatric brain tumors.

Clinical Interests: Neurocognitive outcomes in pediatric epilepsy, autonomic regulation disorders, and systemic medical illnesses

Education & Training

Education: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1985

Postgraduate Training: Fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology, Children’s Hospital Medical Center/Judge Baker Guidance Center, Harvard University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 1982-1984; Internship, Judge Baker Guidance Center/Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Boston, MA 1981-1982

Professional Organizations: American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology; American Psychological Association; International Neuropsychological Society; American Psychological Society; Illinois Psychological Association

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Research Interests: Neurocognitive functioning in pediatric populations, computerized assessment

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