University of Virginia
Doctoral Program: Wright Institute, Berkeley, CA
Internship: Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, Chicago, IL; Neuropsychology Track
Postdoctoral Fellowship: University of Virginia, Department of Neurology
Dr. Sperling is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and the Associate Training Director of the Neuropsychology Fellowship program at the University of Virginia. He conducts neuropsychological evaluations with adult and geriatric patients with known or suspected neurological disorders, particularly neurodegenerative diseases. He staffs the Memory and Aging Care Clinic (MACC), Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Clinic, and Functional Neurosurgery Clinic. Through MACC, he works with a multidisciplinary team to provide ongoing assessment and interventions for patients with neurodegenerative diseases and their families. His clinical research focuses on evaluation of the predictors of cognitive impairment and neuropsychiatric symptoms in Parkinson’s disease, outcomes of functional neurosurgery, and systems-based interventions aimed at improving Virginia’s dementia capability.
Dr. Scott Sperling served as a committee member on SCN’s Education Advisory Committee, before assuming the role of Chair. His interests in education and training are broad, but include the development and implementation of specialty specific competencies at all levels of training, advocacy for wider programmatic implementation of the Taxonomy for Education and Training in Clinical Neuropsychology, and advocacy for student and trainee involvement in professional organizations and policy matters germane to the field.