Lyla El-Messidi Hampton, PhD, ABPP-CN

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Lyla El-Messidi Hampton, PhD, ABPP-CN, is a pediatric neuropsychologist with the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Co-Director of the Cardiac Kids Developmental Follow-up Program at CHOP.

Locations: Main Hospital
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training


Pediatric Psychology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


Pediatric Neuropsychology - University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
Neuropsychology - St. Luke’s Roosevelt/Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City, NY

Board Certification

Clinical Neuropsychology – American Board of Professional Psychology

Undergraduate Degree

BA in Psychology - Trinity University, San Antonio, TX

Graduate Degree

PhD in Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychology Track - University of Houston, Houston, TX

Titles and Academic Titles

Pediatric Neuropsychologist

Departments and Services



Hampton, L.E., Fletcher, J.M., Cirino, P.T., Blaser, S., Kramer, L., & Dennis, M. (2012). Neuropsychological profiles of children with aqueductal stenosis and spina bifida meningomyelocele. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 18, 1-10.

Hampton, L.E., Fletcher, J.M., Cirino, P.T., Blaser, S., Kramer, L.A., Drake, J., & Dennis, M. (2011). Hydrocephalus status in spina bifida: An evaluation of variations in neuropsychological outcomes. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, 8, 289-298.

Juranek, J., Dennis, M., Cirino, P.T., El-Messidi, L., & Fletcher, J.M. (2010). The cerebellum in children with spina bifida and Chiari II malformation: Quantitative volumetrics by region. Cerebellum, 9, 240-248.

Posters and Presentations


Hampton, L., Shapiro, E., Delaney, K., Nestrasil, I., Ahmed, A., Kovac, V,Whitley, C., & Eisengart, J. (2015). Hurler Syndrome Treated Exclusively with Enzyme Replacement Therapy: A Case Report of Somatic and Neurologic Sequelae. Poster Session presented at the Pediatric Research, Education, and Scholarship Symposium, Minneapolis, MN.


Hampton, L. & Boys, C. (2013). The Relation of Maternal Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) to the Neuropsychological Profile of Male Offspring. Poster Session presented at the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, Chicago, IL. 

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2011-present, American Psychological Association, Division 40
2008-present, International Neuropsychological Society