Donald J. Bearden, PhD
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta / Emory University School of Medicine
Dr. Donald Bearden is a pediatric neuropsychologist and vice chief of staff psychology at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Neurology, Emory University School of Medicine. His clinical work focuses on pediatric patients with epilepsy, including neuropsychological evaluation and functional MRI, and assisting neurologists with Wada testing, electrocortical stimulation, and brain mapping during awake craniotomies. His current research examines changes in gamma activity using stereo EEG during language and memory tasks in presurgical patients with drug-resistant epilepsy. An additional area of research includes investigating neuropsychological and neuroanatomical variables that predict transition to chronic pain in pediatric patients with sickle cell disease.
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