J. Christopher Young, Ph.D., Clinical Neuropsychologist,
Joins Siskin Hospital's Psychology Department
Chattanooga, TN-Siskin Hospital is excited to announce the arrival of J. Christopher Young, Ph.D., Clinical Neuropsychologist. With Young's advanced expertise in dementia, movement disorders, traumatic brain injury, and cognitive effects of chronic medical illness, he is a welcomed addition to an already exceptionally trained group of rehabilitation Psychologists at Siskin Hospital.
Young is a native of Jackson, Mississippi and earned his undergraduate education at the University of Tennessee, with degrees in Economics and History, as well as Psychology. He obtained his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at University of Mississippi and completed his Neuropsychology Track Internship at Memphis VA Medical Center.
Young completed his Association of Post-doctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology (APPCN) member post-doctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at Memphis VA Medical Center, and also obtained post-doctoral training in Neuropsychology at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Semmes-Murphey Neurology and Spine Clinic in Memphis. He was instrumental in establishing the Memory Disorders Clinic at Memphis VA Medical Center.
Through his continued involvement in dementia and test validity research, Young has earned valuable and extensive experience in the Clinical Neuropsychology field. Additionally, he has eight peer-reviewed publications in journals such as The Clinical Neuropsychologist and Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, as well as more than 40 presentations at state, national, and international conferences.
Furthermore, Young is a member of the International Neuropsychology Society, the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, and the American Psychology Association.
Young's commitment to providing continuity of care by seeing pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients will be an asset to Siskin Hospital's Psychology Department, which has the largest team of highly trained, licensed rehabilitation Psychologists in the Chattanooga area who specialize in Neuropsychology and behavioral medicine. Siskin Hospital Psychologists engage in treatment to further enhance a patient's rehabilitation potential, while providing support for patients, caregivers, and family members.
"We are excited to have Dr. Young join the team of Psychologists at Siskin Hospital. His clinical and research experiences in behavioral medicine and Neuropsychology are very strong, and they fit well with the individuals we serve in the community who have experienced physical and/or cognitive impairments," said Gina M. DelGardo, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist.
Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation is dedicated exclusively to physical rehabilitation and offers specialized treatment programs in brain injury, amputation, stroke, spinal cord injury, orthopedics, and major multiple trauma. The Hospital also provides treatment for neurological disorders and loss of muscle strength and control following illness or surgery. Siskin Hospital is the only freestanding, not-for-profit rehabilitation hospital in Tennessee and is accredited by both The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). For more information, please call 423.634.1200 or visit www.SiskinRehab.org.
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