Alyssa Zwicker, PhD

Pediatric Neuropsychologist, The Pritzker Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine



Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

225 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60611

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Dr. Zwicker is a pediatric neuropsychologist embedded within the Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders at Lurie Children’s. Her research focuses on executive functioning within pediatric sickle cell disease, as well as cognitive and psychosocial factors in the context of gene editing therapy. Dr. Zwicker provides outpatient neuropsychological evaluations for children with suspected cognitive sequelae of medical or neurological conditions, such as sickle cell disease, cancer, brain tumors, and other blood disorders.

Education & Training

Education: PhD: University of Iowa, 2021; BS: Augustana College, 2014

Postgraduate Training: Fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology, Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, 2021-2023; Residency in pediatric neuropsychology, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Barrow Neurological Institute, 2020-2021

Research & Publications