Sara J. Swanson, PhD
Professor of Neurology; Division Chief, Neuropsychology; Director, Neuropsychological Services in Adult Epilepsy
- Medical College of Wisconsin
Department of Neurology
Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Clinical Neuropsychology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1990
Honors and Awards
1983 - Association of Research Professors Undergraduate Research Award, Washington State University
1984 - Women of Achievement Award
1989 - Member, American Psychological Association
1990 - Member, Wisconsin Psychological Association
1990 - Member, Midwest Neuropsychology Group
1991 - Member, Division 40 Clinical Neuropsychology
1992 - Member, International Neuropsychological Society
1995 - Board Certification in Clinical Neuropsychology (ABPP-CN)
1995 - Board Certification in Clinical Neuropsychology}|
1998 - Scientific Program Chair, Midwest Neuropsychology Group
1999 - Member, American Epilepsy Society
1999 - Elected Committee Member, American Epilepsy Society, Clinical Investigators Committee.
2003-2007 - Director, Neuropsychology Special Interest Group, American Epilepsy Society
2004 - International League Against Epilepsy, Diagnostic Methods Neuropsychology Submission
2004 - American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology Board of Directors
2007 - American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology, Oral Examiner
2009 - MCW’s Outstanding Teachers for 2008-2009
2011 - American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology Board of Directors
PhD, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 1989
Sara J. Swanson, PhD is a Professor of Neurology and Division Chief of Neuropsychology. She is board certified in Clinical Neuropsychology (American Board of Professional Psychology). She specializes in the clinical evaluation of adults with neurobehavioral disorders, epilepsy, head trauma, memory disorders, and ADHD. She conducts intracarotid sodium amobarbital testing and functional MRI for language mapping. Her research interests involve predictors of cognitive outcome after temporal lobectomy, functional MRI, and the neuropsychology of epilepsy. She has published in these areas, received a Junior Investigator Award from the Epilepsy Foundation of America, and been a co-investigator on NIH studies using fMRI for language mapping.
Sara Swanson is associated with the Center for Imaging Research and the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program.
Specialties and Subspecialties
Adult Attention Deficit Disorder
(Raghavan M, Li Z, Carlson C, Anderson CT, Stout J, Sabsevitz DS, Swanson SJ, Binder JR.) Epilepsy Behav. 2017 08;73:247-255.
Practice guideline summary: Use of fMRI in the presurgical evaluation of patients with epilepsy: Report of the Guideline Development, Dissemination, and Implementation Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology.
(Szaflarski JP, Gloss D, Binder JR, Gaillard WD, Golby AJ, Holland SK, Ojemann J, Spencer DC, Swanson SJ, French JA, Theodore WH.) Neurology. 2017 Jan 24;88(4):395-402.
(Umfleet LG, Janecek JK, Quasney E, Sabsevitz DS, Ryan JJ, Binder JR, Swanson SJ.) Appl Neuropsychol Adult. 2015;22(3):189-96.
(Stewart CC, Swanson SJ, Sabsevitz DS, Rozman ME, Janecek JK, Binder JR.) Neuropsychologia. 2014 Jul;60:93-102.
(Janecek JK, Winstanley FS, Sabsevitz DS, Raghavan M, Mueller W, Binder JR, Swanson SJ.) Epilepsy Behav. 2013 Jul;28(1):95-8.
(Janecek JK, Swanson SJ, Sabsevitz DS, Hammeke TA, Raghavan M, Mueller W, Binder JR.) Epilepsy Behav. 2013 May;27(2):399-403.
(Janecek JK, Swanson SJ, Sabsevitz DS, Hammeke TA, Raghavan M, E Rozman M, Binder JR.) Epilepsia. 2013 Feb;54(2):314-22.
(Binder JR et al..) Neurology. 2011 Apr 12;76(15):1337.
(Jones-Gotman M, Smith ML, Risse GL, Westerveld M, Swanson SJ, Giovagnoli AR, Lee T, Mader-Joaquim MJ, Piazzini A.) Epilepsy Behav. 2010 May;18(1-2):3-12.
(Stieglitz Ham H, Bartolo A, Corley M, Rajendran G, Szabo A, Swanson S.) J Autism Dev Disord. 2011 Jan;41(1):1-12.
(Binder JR, Swanson SJ, Sabsevitz DS, Hammeke TA, Raghavan M, Mueller WM.) Epilepsia. 2010 Apr;51(4):618-26.
(Ham HS, Bartolo A, Corley M, Swanson S, Rajendran G.) Cortex. 2010 Mar;46(3):407-9.