Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

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Thomas A. Hammeke, Ph.D.

Thomas A. Hammeke, Ph.D., ABPP, is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine and works as the Lead Neuropsychologist for the Polytrauma Team at Clement J. Zablocki Veteran's Administration Medical Center. He is the former President of the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology, the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology, and Division 40 (Neuropsychology) of the American Psychological Association. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Sounds Dakota. He serves as adjunct faculty for UW-Milwaukee and Marquette University.

Academic interests include use of functional imaging techniques to study mild traumatic brain injury and sports concussion, epilepsy, and dementia.

Recent publications include:

  1. McCrea, M., Iverson, G., McAllister, T., Hammeke, T.A., Powell, M., Barr, W.B., Kelly, J.P .  (2009).  An Integrated Review of Recovery after Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI):  Implications for Clinical Management.  The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 23(8),1368-1390.
  2. Binder, J.R., Swanson, S.J., Hammeke, T.A., & D.S. Sabsevitz, Raghavan, M., Mueller, W.M.  (2010).  A Comparison of Two FMRI Methods for Predicting Verbal Memory Decline after Left Temporal Lobectomy: Language Lateralization vs. Hippocampal Activation Asymmetry.  Epilepsia. 51, 618-626.
  3. Binder JR, Swanson SJ, Hammeke TA, Morris GL, Mueller WM, Fischer M, Benbadis S, Frost JA, Rao SM, Haughton VM. (2011). Determination of language dominance using functional MRI: A comparison with the Wada test. Neurology. 2011 Apr 12;76(15):1337.
  4. Restrepo, J.A., Bernardin, L. & Hammeke, T.A.  (2011).  Neurocognitive decline in Alexander disease.  The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 25(7), 1266-1277.
  5. McCrea, M., Guskiewicz, K., Randolph, C., Barr, W.B., Hammeke, T.A., Marshall, S.W., Powell, M.R., Ahn, K.W., Wang, Y., Kelly, J.P. (2012).   Incidence, Clinical Course and Predictors of Prolonged Recovery Time Following Sport-Related Concussion in High School and College Athletes.  Journal of International Neuropsychological Society, 18, 1-12.
  6. Janecek JK, Swanson SJ, Sabsevitz DS, Hammeke TA, Raghavan M, & Binder JR.  (2013).  Language Lateralization by fMRI and Wada Testing in 229 Epilepsy Patients: Rates and Predictors of discordance.  Epilepsia. 54(2), 314–322.
  7. Janecek JK, Swanson SJ, Sabsevitz DS, Hammeke TA, Raghavan M, Mueller W& Binder JR. (2013).  Naming Outcome Prediction in Patients with Discordant Wada and fMRI Language Lateralization.  Epilepsy & Behavior, 27(2), 399-403.
  8. Hammeke, T.A., McCrea, M., Coats, S.M., Verber, M., Durgerian, S., Flora, K., Olsen, G., Leo, P., Gennarelli, T.A., & Rao, S.M.  (2013).  Acute and Subacute Changes in Neural Activation During the Recovery from Sport-Related Concussion.  Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 19, 863-872.
  9. Parsons, M. & Hammeke, T.A. (3rd ed.) (in press).  Clinical Neuropsychology: a pocket handbook for assessment.  American Psychological Association: Washington, DC.

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