Amy Heffelfinger, PhD, MPE

Associate Professor


  • Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Clinics - Milwaukee
  • 9000 West Wisconsin Avenue
  • Milwaukee, WI 53226


  • Neuropsychology
  • Pediatric Neuropsychology


Diseases and Conditions

  • Chiari Malformation

Treatments and Services

  • Infant and Preschool Children

Patients Ages Seen

  • Infant
  • Child
  • Adolescent


  • English

Clinic Locations


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.

Education and Training

Doctor of Philosophy - Washington University - St. Louis, MO (1997)
Masters in Psychiatric Epidemiology - Washington University School of Medicine - St. Louis, MO (1999)
Internship in Pediatric Psychology and Child Neur - University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, MN (1996-1997)
Fellowship - Washington University Medical Center - St. Louis, MO (1997-2000)