Our Physicians

Allan F. Mirsky, Ph.D.

Dr. Mirsky received his B.S. degree from the City College of New York and his M.S. and Ph.D. Degrees from Yale University. While at Yale he worked with Haldor Rosvold, Karl Pribram and Frank Beach on physiological factors underlying aggressive behavior in monkeys, as well as on the effects of neuropsychiatric disorders and brain lesions on cognitive behaviors in patients. Dr. Mirsky was a Research Psychologist in NIMH from 1954 to 1961 and a faculty member at Boston University from 1961 to 1980. He returned to NIMH as a Chief of the Laboratory of Psychology and Psychopathology in 1980.

Dr. Mirsky has been President of the International Neuropsychological Society and of the Division of Physiological and Comparative Psychology of the American Psychological Association, and was the President of the Division of Clinical Neuropsychology of the American Psychological from 2001-2002. His research involves the neurobiological antecedents of attention disorder, with special emphasis on environmental factors, as well as on schizophrenia and idiopathic generalized seizure disorders. He helped to create the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology, and is a Diplomate of that Board. He has over 210 publications in the area of clinical neuropsychology and related areas.

He is currently a consultant in Neuropsychology at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.