Assistant Professor of Neuropsychology
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, New York
Dr. Jaywant received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from McGill University. He completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Boston University, receiving clinical training at the VA Boston Healthcare System, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School, and Boston University’s Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders. He was the recipient of a National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, which funded his doctoral dissertation investigating visual-motor deficits and rehabilitation in Parkinson's disease. He completed his clinical psychology internship at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and his postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology in the Departments of Psychiatry and Rehabilitation Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine.
Dr. Jaywant is dedicated to improving approaches to neuropsychological assessment and treatment following acquired brain injury and neurologic disease. He has published several scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals spanning disciplines of neuropsychology, neurology, and rehabilitation medicine. His research at Weill Cornell Medicine has focused on (1) validating and refining neuropsychological assessment instruments for individuals with stroke in the acute inpatient rehabilitation setting; (2) investigating the longitudinal course of structural and functional brain changes and associated cognitive difficulties following stroke and traumatic brain injury; and (3) developing innovative behavioral interventions to improve cognitive functioning after brain injury. Dr. Jaywant lectures on topics in neuropsychology for clinical psychology interns, medical residents, medical students, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech-language pathologists. He also conducts pro bono assessments for the Weill Cornell Center for Human Rights (WCCHR).