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. Bajaj, J.S., Hafeezullah, M., Zadvornova, Y., Martin, E., Schubert, C.M., Gibson, D., Hoffmann, R.G., Heuman, D.M., Hammeke, T.A., Sanyal, A.J., Saeian, K. (2009). Effect of fatigue on the driving skills of patients with hepatic encephalopathy. American Journal of Gastroenterology, 104(4), 898-905.

2. Randolph, C., Barr, W.B., McCrea, M., Millis, S., Guskewicz, K., Hammeke, T.A., Kelly, J.P. (2009). Concussion Symptom Inventory (CSI): An empirically-derived scale for monitoring resolution of symptoms following sport-related concussion. Archives of Neuropsychology 24(3), 219-229.

3. McCrea, M., Guskiewicz, K, Randolph, C, Barr, W.B., Hammeke, T.A., Marshall, S.W., Cantu, R., & Kelly, J.P. (2009). Effects of a symptom-free waiting period on clinical outcome and risk of re-injury following sport-related concussion. Neurosurgery, 65(5),876-882.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. Restrepo, J.A., Bernardin, L. & Hammeke, T.A. (in press). Neurocognitive decline in Alexander disease. The Clinical Neuropsychologist.

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