Department of Neurology

Department of Neurology
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Katya Rascovsky, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor of Neurology
Department: Neurology

Contact information
Department of Neurology - Gates 3
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
Office: (215) 6622680
Fax: (215) 3498464
Lab: (215) 6622680
Education:
B.A. (Biological Basis Behavior & Psychology)
University of Pennsylvania , 1993.
M.A. (Psychology)
New York University , 1995.
M.S. (Clinical Psychology)
San Diego State University, 2004.
Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology / Neuropsychology)
University of California, San Diego / San Diego State University , 2005.
Intern (Clinical Psychology)
University of California, San Diego , 2005.
Post-Graduate Training
Neuropsychology, University of California, San Francisco , 2005-2007.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Dementia, Frontotemporal Dementia, Neuropsychology, Alzheimer’s Disease, Primary Progressive Aphasia, Cognitive evaluation, Behavior in dementia, Latino assessment, Spanish neuropsychology.

Description of Research Expertise

Frontotemporal dementia, Neuropsychology, Alzheimer's disease, Behavior in dementia, Primary Progressive Aphasia, Diagnostic criteria, Decision-making, Neuroeconomics, Impulsive behavior.

Selected Publications

McMillan, C.T., Irwin, D.J., Nasrallah, I., Phillips, J.S., Spindler, M., Rascovsky, K., Ternes, K., Jester, C., Wolk, D.A., Kwong, L.K., Lee, V.M., Lee, E.B., Trojanowski, J.Q., Grossman, M.: Multimodal evaluation demonstrates in vivo 18F-AV-1451 uptake in autopsy-confirmed corticobasal degeneration. Acta Neuropathologica 132(6): 935-937, Dec 2016.

McMillan, C.T., Boyd, C., Gross, R.G., Weinstein, J., Firn, K., Toledo, J.B., Rascovsky, K., Shaw, L., Wolk, D.A., Irwin, D.J., Lee, E.B., Trojanowski, J.Q., Grossman, M.: Multimodal imaging evidence of pathology-mediated disease distribution in corticobasal syndrome. Neurology 87(12): 1227-34, Sep 2016.

Gervits, F., Ash, S., Coslett, H.B., Rascovsky, K., Grossman, M., Hamilton, R.: Transcranial direct current stimulation for the treatment of primary progressive aphasia: An open-label pilot study. Brain and Language 162: 35-41, Aug 2016.

Spotorno, N., McMillan, C.T., Rascovsky, K., Irwin, D.J., Clark, R., Grossman, M.: Beyond words: Pragmatic inference in behavioral variant of frontotemporal degeneration. Neuropsychologia 75: 556-64, Aug 2015.

Massimo, L., Zee, J., Xie, S.X., McMillan, C.T., Rascovsky, K., Irwin, D.J., Kolanowski, A., Grossman, M.: Occupational attainment influences survival in autopsy-confirmed frontotemporal degeneration. Neurology 84(20): 2070-5, May 2015.

Evans, J., Olm, C., McCluskey, L.F., Elman, L.B., Boller, A., Moran, E., Rascovsky, K., Bisbing, T., McMillan, C.T., Grossman, M.: Impaired cognitive flexibility in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology : Official Journal of the Society for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology 28(1): 17-26, Mar 2015.

Healey, M., McMillan, C.T., Golob, S., Spotorno, N., Rascovsky, K., Irwin, D.J., Clark, R., Grossman, M.: Getting on the same page: the neural basis for social coordination deficits in behavioral variant frontotemporal degeneration. Neuropsychologia 69: 56-66, Mar 2015.

Massimo, L., Powers, J.P., Evans, L.K., McMillan, Corey. T., Rascovsky, K., Eslinger, P., Ersek, M., Irwin, D.J., Grossman, M.: Apathy in Frontotemporal Degeneration: neuroanatomical evidence of impaired goal-directed behavior. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 9: 611, 2015.

Spotorno, N., Healey, M., McMillan, C.T., Rascovsky, K., Irwin D.J., Clark, R., Grossman M.: Processing ambiguity in a linguistic context: decision-making difficulties in non-aphasic patients with behavioral variant frontotemporal degeneration. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 9: 583, 2015.

Bisbing, T. A., Olm, C. A., McMillan, C. T., Rascovsky, K., Baehr, L., Ternes, K., Irwin, D. J., Clark, R., Grossman, M.: Estimating frontal and parietal involvement in cognitive estimation: a study of focal neurodegenerative diseases. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 9: 317, 2015.

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Last updated: 12/09/2016
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