Certified Pediatric Neuropsychologists In Oregon

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Kathy L. Thomas, Ph.D., ABPdN





Dr. Thomas served as the director of Pediatric Neuropsychology Services for

Banner Health/Banner Medical Group in Phoenix, Arizona, past-president of the

Arizona Neuropsychological Society and held an associate professorship at the University of Arizona Medical School.  She moved to Oregon in 2017, and she currently provides oversight of the child and adolescent neuropsychological consults for Providence Health and sports concussion consults for  Providence’s Sports Medicine program.  Her approach and philosophy of care is collaborative, supportive and focused on providing meaningful answers through the assessment process.  Dr. Thomas is committed to helping the patient and/or family clearly understand the patient’s strengths and resources, while working collaboratively to identify what supports and assistance is needed at home, at school or in the community so that problems can be effectively reduced or resolved. 


Dr. Thomas enjoys teaching and supervising graduate students and rotating medical students.  She has taught adjunct graduate courses at Pepperdine Graduate School of Psychology in California, Arizona School of Professional

Psychology and Phoenix Seminary.   She has facilitated clinical pediatric consensus groups and has expertise in neuropsychological consultations for traumatic brain injury, stroke, epilepsy, metabolic disorders, neurologic infections, autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders, developmental disabilities, autism and childhood cancer. 


Dr. Thomas earned her doctoral degree in clinical Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine from the University of North Texas, Denton.  She completed her internship/residency at the Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, and a post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at the Child Study Center in Fort Worth, Texas.  Her active professional memberships include the National Academy of Neuropsychology, American Psychological Association, Division  40 (Society of Clinical Neuropsychology), Division 54 (Society of Pediatric Psychology), the American Academy of Pediatric Neuropsychology and the Oregon Psychological Association.