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Rick Hendrickson, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Phone: (412) 648-9165

Specialized Areas of Interest

Neuropsychology of epilepsy and movement disorders.


Rick Hendrickson, PhD, continued to provide clinical neuropsychological services for the Epilepsy and Movement Disorders Divisions. His cognitive assessments are part of comprehensive pre-surgery evaluations for epilepsy and Parkinson’s Disease patients referred to the Department of Neurological Surgery for either improved seizure control via resective surgery or reduced tremor with deep brain stimulator implants.

In the last year, Dr. Hendrickson’s research contributed to two papers that he co-authored on patients with dementia and non-demented elderly, along with another paper in press. He also assisted with three papers presented at the most recent meetings of the American Academy of Neurology and The American Epilepsy Society. Dr. Hendrickson remained active as a co-investigator for a study on self-improvement in persons with epilepsy assisting with manuscript writing on a paper to be submitted later this year. In addition, he participated in a multi-site research protocol providing neuropsychological testing for the Stroke Division.

Dr. Hendrickson plans in the upcoming year to pursue other research opportunities assessing cognitive correlates and magnetoencephalography with Anto Bagic, MD, MSc. He is currently a co-investigator, along with Dr. Bagic, on a recently submitted study of perception and magnetoencephalography. He is also a co-investigator on a study submitted with Sasa Zivkovic, MD, to perform cognitive testing on veterans with ALS, with tentative plans for additional research projects with that patient population. He will continue to assist in the data analysis and manuscript writing for the self-improvement in epilepsy study. Dr. Hendrickson will provide neuropsychological clinical services similar to the past, but anticipates working more closely with the Department of Neurological Surgery as well as the Pediatric Epilepsy Division in the upcoming year.

Dr. Hendricksone's publications can be reviewed through the National Library of Medicine's publication database.

Dr. Hendrickson

Dr. Hendrickson