Education and Training
Clinical Neuropsychology - Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC
Pediatric Neuropsychology - Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC
PhD in Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychology Concentration - Fordham University, New York, NY
MA in Clinical Psychology - Fordham University, New York, NY
Titles and Academic Titles
Clinical Director, EXCEL Clinic
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Departments and Services
Areas of Focus
Laboratories & Research Programs
Walsh KS, Paltin I, Gioia GA, Isquith P, Kadan-Lottick NA, Neglia J P, Brouwers P. Everyday executive function in standard-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia survivors. Child Neuropsychol. 2015;21(1):78-89.
Walsh, K., Paltin, I.: Neuropsychological Effects of Pediatric Brain Tumors and Associated Treatment. In Mucci, G., Torno, L., (Eds.), Handbook of Long Term Care of the Childhood Cancer Survivor, Springer Publishing, New York, 2015.
Kenealy, L.E., Paltin I.: Executive Functions in Disruptive Behavior Disorders (Chapter 5). In Hunter, S.J., Sparrow, E.P. (Eds.), Executive Function and Dysfunction: Identification, Assessment and Treatment, Cambridge Press, New York, 2012, pp. 93-100.
Posters and Presentations
Paltin, I., Zebrowksi, C., Hill-Kayser, C.E., Lustig, R.A., Belasco, J., Waanders, A., Cole, K., Kang,T., Phillips, P., Green, A., Fisher, M.J., Minturn, J.E., & Barakat, L.P. Neuropsychological Functioning at Baseline and at least 2 Years Post Cranial Proton Radiation Therapy. (Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Boston, Massachusetts 2016).
Paltin, I., Zebrowksi, C., Hill-Kayser, C.E., Lustig, R.A., Belasco, J., Waanders, A., Cole, K., Kang, T., Phillips, P., Green, A., Fisher, M.J., Minturn, J.E., & Barakat, L.P. Neuropsychological, Social-Emotional, and Adaptive Functioning at Baseline and at least 2 Years Post Cranial Proton Radiation Therapy. (Poster presentation at that Annual Meeting of the Children’s Oncology Group, Dallas, TX, October 8, 2015).
McCurdy, M., Quast, L.F., Turner, E., Pulaski, S., Black, C., Paltin, I., Barakat, L. P., & Hocking, M. C. (Poster accepted for presentation at the 2015 World Congress of Psycho-Oncology and Psychosocial Academy Workshops, Washington, DC, July 2015).
McCurdy, M., Turner, E., Barakat, L., Hobbie, W., Deatrick, J., Paltin, I., Hocking, M.: (Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Denver, Colorado, February 2015).
Paltin, I., Hill-Kayser, C., Lustig, R., Minturn, J., Belasco, J., Cole, K., Phillips, P., Waanders, A., Fisher, M.: Relative differences in risk for neuropsychological outcomes post proton radiation for infratentorial versus supratentorial pediatric brain tumors. (Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the International Society of Pediatric Oncology, Toronto, Canada, October 2014).
Hollander, A., Lustig, R., Tochner, Z., Paltin, I., Both, S., Zhai H., Fisher, M., Minturn, J., Phillips, P., Hill-Kayser, C.: Acute toxicities and treatment outcomes for pediatric medulloblastoma patients treated with proton-based craniospinal irradiation. (Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the International Society of Pediatric Oncology, Toronto, Canada, October 2014).
Hill-Kayser, C.,Minturn, J., Paltin, I., Lustig, R., Fisher, M., Both, S., Belasco, J., Cole, K., Waanders, A., Phillips, P.: Proton radiation for treatment of localized ependymoma in children. (Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the International Symposium on Pediatric Neuro-Oncology, Singapore, Singapore, June 30, 2014).
Paltin, I., Hill-Kayser, C., Lustig, R., Fisher, M., Belasco, J., Phillips, P., Cole, K., Minturn, J.: Neuropsychological functioning after proton radiation therapy for pediatric ependymoma. (Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, New York, NY, June 26, 2014).
Hill-Kayser, C., Paltin, I., Lustig, R., Fisher, M., Both, S., Belasco, J., Cole, K., Waanders, A., Phillips, P., Minturn, J.: Outcomes after proton radiotherapy for localized ependymoma in children. (Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Chicago, IL, June 2, 2014).
“Neuropsychological Late Effects: Improving Functioning in the Home, School, and Community,” Seventh International Nursing Conference on Children and Adolescent Cancer Survivorship; Philadelphia, PA, April 7, 2016.
“Brain Injury and Return to School: Neuropsychological Assessment, Accommodations and Cognitive Remediation,” Lehigh University School Psychology class; Philadelphia, PA, February 2015.
“Late Effects: Neuropsychological Abilities and Educational Needs,” The Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation Annual Family Conference; Philadelphia, PA, October 2014.
“Thriving in School After Treatment: Neuropsychological Assessment,” CHOP’s Childhood Cancer Webinar Series Sponsored by: Arms Wide Open Childhood Cancer Foundation, Philadelphia, PA, May 2014.
“Neuropsychological Assessment in Concussion Management,” CHOP’s Second Annual Diagnosis and Management of Concussion: Acute and Specialized Care Across the Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA, April 2014.
Editorial and Academic Positions
Ad Hoc Reviewer
Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Journal of Pediatric Psychology
Academic and Institutional Committees
Behavioral Health Research Affinity Group
Division of Oncology School Reintegration Working Group, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Training Advisory Committee, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Division of Oncology Quality Improvement Committee
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in Professional Organizations
Children’s Oncology Group
International Neuropsychological Society
National Academy of Neuropsychology
Patient Experience Ratings
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