Jeffrey Wertheimer, PhD

Clinical Neuropsychology

Jeffrey Wertheimer, PhD, is a clinical neuropsychologist in the Cedars-Sinai Department of Rehabilitation. His focus is in neuropsychological and psychological assessment, psychotherapy, behavioral management and modification, and pain management intervention in inpatient and outpatient settings. With regard to neuropsychological evaluations, he also conducts both brief and comprehensive neuropsychological, competency and forensic evaluations.

Wertheimer focuses a significant amount of time in research activities, preparing scientific manuscripts and lecturing nationally and internationally. His research interests include movement disorders (particularly Parkinson's disease and the assessment of the nonmotor symptoms of Parkinson's before and after deep brain stimulation), cognitive and functional outcomes in individuals who have sustained traumatic brain injury, interdisciplinary collaboration, clinical validation of neuropsychological instruments in the assessment of brain injury and cognitive rehabilitation.

After earning his doctorate in psychology at Oklahoma State University, Wertheimer completed his internship in clinical psychology at the Ann Arbor Veterans Administration Healthcare System in Ann Arbor, Michigan, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan/Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is chair of the Joint Committee on Interprofessional Relations Between the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and Division 40: Society for Clinical Neuropsychology of the American Psychological Association.