Christopher P. Contardo, Ph.D., ABPP-CN

Christopher P. Contardo, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, is board-certified in Clinical Neuropsychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology. He received an undergraduate degree in psychology from Eckerd College, and a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from The University of Connecticut with a specialization in clinical neuropsychology. Dr. Contardo completed his internship in clinical neuropsychology at the Charleston Consortium in South Carolina, and was a postdoctoral fellow in neuropsychology and rehabilitation/polytrauma psychology at the Boston Veteran Affairs Medical Center, through a program coordinated by Harvard Medical School and the Boston University School of Medicine. He is a licensed psychologist in the states of Ohio and Michigan and a member of the International Neuropsychological Society, the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, and the American Psychological Association.

Dr. Contardo has specific training and expertise in the assessment and diagnosis of stroke syndromes, concussions, neurodegenerative disorders and dementia, attentional disorder, and aphasic syndromes. Dr. Contardo also specializes in assessing the influence of medical and psychiatric illness on cognition, affect, and behavior and strives to provide real-world, useful recommendations that address the behavioral, emotional, and cognitive concerns of the patient and family. By providing a comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation and set of treatment recommendations, Dr. Contardo can offer the patient and family an important piece of preventive healthcare and can help the patient avoid the dangers associated with declining cognition.

As a board-certified neuropsychologist and former college athlete, Dr. Contardo is ideally prepared to understand the unique challenges facing athletes who have sustained mild traumatic brain injuries. His background includes extensive experience guiding, and assisting with, difficult return-to-play decisions faced by parents, athletes, coaches, and athletic trainers.

“We need, in addition to conventional medicine, a medicine of a far profounder sort, based on the profoundest understanding of the organism and life.”
Oliver Sacks