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Amy Heffelfinger, PhD, MPE

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Amy K. Heffelfinger, PhD, MPE

Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Pediatrics; Director, Training


  • Neurology


PhD, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1997
Masters in Psychiatric Epidemiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 1999





Pediatric Neuropsychology
Infant and Preschool Children


Internship, Pediatric Psychology and Child Neurology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1996-1997

Fellowship, Washington University Medical Center, St. Louis, MO, 1997-2000

Research Experience

  • Attention
  • Brain Neoplasms
  • Child, Preschool
  • Cognition
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
  • Genetic Diseases, Inborn
  • Mental Disorders
  • Nervous System Diseases
  • Neuropsychological Tests
  • Spina Bifida Cystica

Leadership Positions

  • Vice Chair, Faculty Development

Research Interests

Dr. Heffelfinger specializes in the evaluation and treatment of preschool and school-age children with neurological, behavioral, and developmental disorders in the Neuropsychology Clinic. Specialty evaluations are also provided through the Preschool and Infant Neuropsychological Testing (P.I.N.T.) Clinic and the Autism Clinic.

Dr. Heffelfinger's current research involves the study of early development of neuropsychological function, with a focus on attention and executive functioning. Her work also investigates cognitive outcomes of adolescents with spina bifida, brain tumor, and genetic disorders. She presents her research at national conventions and publishes in peer review journals.