Neuropsychologist, Assistant Professor of Neuropsychology
Weill Cornell Medicine
Hackettstown, New Jersey
Dr. Spat-Lemus is a clinical neuropsychologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery at Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology with Health Emphasis and training in Clinical Neuropsychology from the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University in Bronx, New York. She completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Neuropsychology – in the Department of Neurology, within the division of Epilepsy and the Center for Cognitive Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Spat-Lemus has extensive training in conducting comprehensive Spanish and English-language neuropsychological assessments including pre-and post-neurosurgical evaluations, with patients across the lifespan presenting with varying neurological, medical, and neurodevelopmental disorders. As a complement to neurocognitive assessments, she provides cognitive remediation services via individual and group modalities to assist patients with attention and executive dysfunction and memory disorders in developing and maintaining compensatory strategies. Dr. Spat-Lemus serves as one of the Directors of Clinical Training for the Neuropsychology Externship Program at Weill Cornell Medicine’s Department of Neurological Surgery and prior to that was the Clinical Supervisor for the Pediatric Neuropsychology Track of this program.
Dr. Spat-Lemus is part of several research studies and/or clinical trials. She has focused her research and published on the cross-cultural aspects of neuropsychological assessment and intervention, the neurocognitive performance in patients with multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, and other neurological conditions as well as on the efficacy of cognitive remediation in individuals with neurological and neurosurgical disorders. She has presented her research at several national and international conferences and has been an invited lecturer/presenter in a variety of venues.