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Deborah Cahn-Weiner, Ph.D., ABPP
Associate Clinical Professor of Neurology
Adult Neuropsychologist, UCSF Epilepsy Center

Deborah Cahn-Weiner
Deborah Cahn-Weiner, PhD, ABPP is an Associate Clinical Professor of Neurology at UCSF. She received her BA in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley and her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the San Diego State University/University of California, San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. She then completed a pre-doctoral Clinical Psychology Internship, specializing in Neuropsychology, at Brown Medical School. She followed with a two-year fellowship in Neuropsychology at Stanford University School of Medicine and then an additional year of fellowship at Brown Medical School, where she then joined the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior. She returned to California in 2004, joining the faculty in Neurology at UCSF.

Dr. Cahn-Weiner conducts neuropsychological evaluations for patients in the Epilepsy Center and assists in surgical planning. Her clinical and research interests include the prediction of everyday functioning following epilepsy surgery, detection of frontal lobe/executive function changes following surgery, and the impact of presurgical medical status on post-surgical neuropsychological test scores.

Education
University of California, Berkeley, BA 1990
SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, PhD 1995

Internship

Brown Medical School, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, 1995

Fellowships
Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, 1997
Brown Medical School, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, 1998

Brianna Paul, PhD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology
Pediatric Neuropsychologist, UCSF Epilepsy Center

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Brianna Paul
Brianna Paul, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at UCSF. She received her BS in Biochemistry and Psychology from the University of Arizona and her PhD in Clinical Psychology, specialization in Neuropsychology, from the San Diego State University/University of California, San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. She completed an internship specializing in Neuropsychology and then a two-year fellowship in Neuropsychology/Child Neuropsychology (Epilepsy emphasis), both at the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine. In 2009 she joined the faculty at UCSF.

Dr. Paul performs neuropsychological and WADA evaluations with both children and adults in the Epilepsy Center. She also conducts neuropsychological evaluations with children with other neurosurgical or neurological conditions (e.g., brains tumors or hydrocephalus). She is actively involved in clinical research focused on understanding the brain and behavioral correlates of neurodevelopmental disorders, including epilepsy and autism. She also maintains a predoctoral training program for clinical psychology graduate students seeking practicum training in neuropsychology/pediatric neuropsychology.

Education
University of Arizona, BS 1998
SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, PhD 2007

Internship
UCLA Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, 2006

Fellowships

UCLA Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, 2009