Certified Pediatric Neuropsychologists In Minnesota

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Margaret Semrud-Clikeman, Ph.D., ABPdN

Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Division Director, Pediatric Clinical Behavioral Neuroscience

Pediatric Neuropsychologist

Office Address:

Clinical Behavioral Neuroscience Riverside Professional Building 606 24th Ave S.

5th Floor, Suite 550-5 Minneapolis, MN 55454

Mailing Address:

Department of Pediatrics

2512 7th St South

Voyager Clinic

Minneapolis, MN 55454



Margaret Semrud-Clikeman, PhD received her doctorate from the University of Georgia in 1990. She completed an internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical school (MGH) and received a post-doctoral neuroscience fellowship at MGH from NIH to study neuropsychological and brain morphology in children with ADHD. Her dissertation was awarded the Outstanding Dissertation of the Year Award from the Orton Dyslexia Society. She continues her research interests in the areas of ADHD and educational neuroscience. She worked on research in ADHD, 18q- syndrome, and autistic spectrum disorders with Dr. Plizska at UTHSCSA.

Dr. Semrud-Clikeman was awarded a NIH grant to study the effects of stimulant medication on neuropsychological functioning. Dr. Semrud-Clikeman and her students have developed a social competence intervention that has been successfully piloted. In 1999 she was awarded the Early Career Contributions award from the National Academy of Neuropsychology. She has also been awarded support for her work studying NVLD and Asperger Syndrome from a private foundation. Dr. Semrud-Clikeman was recently awarded intramural funding for her study of executive function and attention problems in children who survive cerebral malaria in Malawi. Currently Dr. Semrud-Clikeman is working with professors at the University of Padua Italy on a project with neuroimaging and nonverbal learning disabilities.  She is also working in Uganda on a project evaluating the late effects of cerebral malaria neuropsychologically.  She has published more than 80 articles, 90 chapters, 7 textbooks, and given over 200 presentations at national and international conferences. Dr. Semrud-Clikeman holds the rank of Professor of Pediatrics and is the Division Director of Clinical Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

Education and Training:

Postdoctoral fellowship in Neuropsychology,

Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

PhD, Educational Psychology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

MS, Educational Psychology, University of WisconsinMadison, Madison, WI