Ludmila Zaytsev, PhD

Clinical Neuropsychology


Ludmila Zaytsev, PhD is a clinical neuropsychologist in the Department of Rehabilitation at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.  Dr. Zaytsev specializes in pediatric neuropsychology and works closely with children who are recovering from a variety of neurotrauma or neurosurgical procedures.

Dr.  Zaytsev has experience working with culturally and diagnostically diverse groups of patients spanning in age from infancy to late 90s.  At Cedars-Sinai, Dr. Zaytsev provides neuropsychological assessments and behavioral medicine interventions for pediatrics, inpatient rehabilitation, the acute medical floors, psychiatric units, and the Outpatient Neuro-Rehabilitation Clinic. She is also an assistant professor of pediatrics at the Loma Linda University School of Medicine.

Dr.  Zaytsev’s research interests lie with neuropsychological sequelae of epilepsy and heart transplantation, as well as patients’ stress reactions to medical procedures. She has an active record of presentations at numerous national and international professional conferences.

Dr.  Zaytsev has earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from State University of New York at Albany and her master’s and doctorate in clinical psychology from Loma Linda University. After finishing her internship at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, she completed a two-year pediatric neurodevelopmental post-doctoral fellowship program at Loma Linda Medical Center.  

Dr. Zaytsev is bilingual and offers services in English and Russian.