Iris Paltin, PhD, ABPP-CN

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Iris Paltin, PhD, ABPP-CN, is a pediatric neuropsychologist with the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Cancer Center and Neuro-Oncology Program at CHOP.

Areas of Expertise: Neuropsychological outcomes of pediatric cancer and treatment, Late effects of proton radiation therapy, Executive functions in medically complex children
Locations: Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training


Clinical Pyschology - Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York, NY


Pediatric Neuropsychology - Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC

Board Certification

Clinical Neuropsychology – American Board of Professional Psychology
School Psychology - American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP)

Undergraduate Degree

BA in Psychology - Columbia University, New York, NY
BA in Talmud and Rabbinics - The Jewish Theological Seminary of America, New York, NY

Graduate Degree

PhD in Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychology Concentration - Fordham University, New York, NY
MA in Clinical Psychology - Fordham University, New York, NY

Titles and Academic Titles

Pediatric Neuropsychologist

Clinical Director, EXCEL Clinic

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology in Psychiatry in Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Conditions Treated

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Neuropsychological outcomes of pediatric cancer and treatment
Late effects of proton radiation therapy
Executive functions in medically complex children




Oyefiade, A., Paltin, I., De Luca, C.R., Hardy, K.K., Grosshans, D.R., Chintagumpala, M., Mabbott, D.J., Kahalley, L.S. : Cognitive risk in survivors of pediatric brain tumors  Journal of Clinical Oncology DOI: 10.1200/JCO.20.02338, April 2021.


Grewal, A.S., Yimei, L., Fisher, M.F., Minturn, J., Paltin, I., Belasco, J., Phillips, P., Kang, T., Lustig, R., & Hill-Kayser, C.: Tumor Bed Proton Irradiation in Young Children with Localized Medulloblastoma. Pediatric Blood and Cancer 66(12): e27972, September 2019 Notes: doi: 10.1002/pbc.27972.

Payne, J.M., Hearps, S.J.C., Walsh, K.S., Paltin, I., Barton, B.,Ullrich, N.J., Haebich, K.M., Coghill, D., Gioia, G.A., Cantor, A., Cutter, G., Tonsgard, J.H., Viskochil, D., Rey-Casserly, C., Schorry, E.K., Ackerson, J.D., Klesse, L., Fisher, M.J., Gutmann, D.H., Rosser, T., Packer, R.J., Korf, B., Acosta, M.T., & North, K.N., for the NF Clinical Trials Consortium: Reproducibility of cognitive endpoints in clinical trials:lessons from neurofibromatosis type 1. Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology. Wiley Online Library, 6(12): 2555-2565, November 2019 Notes: doi: 10.1002/acn3.50952.

Hocking, M., Paltin, I., Quast, L., & Barakat, L.P.: Acceptability and feasibility in a pilot randomized clinical trial of computerized working memory training and parental problem-solving training with pediatric brain tumor survivors. Journal of Pediatric Psychology 44(6): 669-678, July 2019.


Hocking, M.C., Paltin, I., Belasco, C., & Barakat, L.P.: Parent perspectives on the educational barriers and unmet needs of children with cancer. Children's Health Care 47(3): 261-274, 2018.


Baum, K.T., Powell, S. K., Jacobson, L., Gragert, M., Janzen, L., Paltin, I., Rey-Casserly, C. M., & Wilkening, G.: Implementing guidelines: Proposed definitions of neuropsychology services in pediatric oncology. Pediatric Blood & Cancer 64(8): e26446, August 2017 Notes: doi: 10.1002/pbc.26446.



Paltin, I., Burgers, D., Gragert, M., & Noggle, C.: Cancer. Neuropsychological Conditions Across the Lifespan. J. Donders & S. J Hunter (eds.). Cambridge Press, New York, July 2018.


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


Janke, K., Paltin, I., Schofield, H., Sy, M., & Kearns, Z.: Language Development and Outcomes in Pediatric Brain Tumor. Poster presentation at the International Symposium on Pediatric Neuro-Oncology, Hamburg, Germany June 2022.


Nielsen, J.D., Barakat, L.P., Fisher, M.J., Hill-Kayser, C., Lustig, R., Minturn, J.E., & Paltin, I.: Neuropsychological Functioning Five Years Post Focal Proton Radiation Therapy: A Case Series. The International Neuropsychological Society Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado February 2020 Notes: Poster Presentation.


Paltin, I., Fisher, M.J., Armata, A., Rennie, A., & Barakat, L.P.: Consultative Problem Solving Intervention for Executive Function Weakness. International Meeting of the Children's Tumor Foundation, San Francisco, California October 2019 Notes: Poster Presentation.

Invited Lectures


Paltin I. "The Cancer Roadmap for Children with Cancer", Coalition Against Childhood Cancer, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. June 2022.

Paltin I. "Neuropsychological Outcomes after Pediatric Cancer Treatment", Louisiana State University Psychiatry Residency Grand Rounds, Virtual Presentation. Jan 2022.


Paltin I. "Neuropsychological Late Effects of Cancer Treatments", CHOP Online Pediatric Education Network (OPEN) Series, Philadelphia, PA. Oct 2021.

Paltin I. "Executive Function Strategies" Trevose Day School, Trevose, PA. Apr 2021.

Paltin I. "Pediatric Intracranial Germinoma: Psychiatric Presentation and Neuropsychological Outcomes", Children's National Hospital Neuropsychology Seminar, Washington, DC. Mar 2021.

Paltin I. "Neuropsychological Consultation and Brief Intervention", Psychosocial Team, Oncology Psychosocial Meeting, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Jan 2021.


Paltin I. "Neuropsychology and Pediatric Cancer", Lehigh University School Psychology Class, Philadelphia, PA. Oct 2020.

Paltin I. "Household Material Hardship and Neurocognitive Outcomes: AALL1731 Embedded Ancillary Study Information Session for Responsible Investigators", Virtual Presentation. Oct 2020.

Awards and Honors

2007-2008, Fordham University Senior Teaching Fellowship
2006, New York State Psychological Association Annual Neuropsychology Award
2006, Fordham University Presidential Scholarship
2006-2007, Fordham University Teaching Fellowship
2005, Fordham University Presidential Scholarship
2004, Fordham University Presidential Scholarship

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

Ad Hoc Reviewer

2021-present, Journal of Cancer Survivorship
2021-present, Child Neuropsychology
2021-present, International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics
2020-present, Journal of Neuro-Oncology
2020-present, Supportive Care in Cancer
2019-present, Journal of Clinical Oncology
2019-present, Neuropsychology Review
2016-present, Developmental Neurorehabilitation
2016-present, Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
2012-present, Journal of Pediatric Psychology
2012-present, Pediatrics
2011-present, Pediatric Blood & Cancer
2011-present, Psycho-Oncology

Academic and Institutional Committees

2021-present, Pediatric Neuropsychology Representative; DCAPBS Zero Suicide Task Force
2020-present, Moderator, Oncology Externs Wellness Initiative; Department of Pediatrics
2015-present, Mentor, Clinical Mentor Program, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
2015-present, Division of Oncology Quality Improvement Committee, Department of Pediatrics
2013-present, Behavioral Health Research Affinity Group
2012-present, Behavioral Health Seminar Training Committee, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
2011-present, Training Advisory Committee, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations


2021-present, Response Assessment in Pediatric Neuro-Oncology (RAPNO), Patient Reported Outcomes/Neurocognitive Outcomes Subcommittee
2018-present, International Neuropsychological Society
 - Cancer Special Interest Group
2018-present, Children's Oncology Group AALL1731 - Ancillary Household Material Hardship and Neurocognitive Outcome Study, Ancillary Study Co-Investigator
2017-present, Children's Tumor Foundation, NF Consortium Neurocognitive Committee Member
2015-present, The Brain Tumour Charity, Grant Reviewer
2015-present, Children's Oncology Group, ALTE 07C1 Study Committee Member
2011-present, Children's Oncology Group
2005-present, International Neuropsychological Society


2020-present, American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology
2016-present, Clinical Neuropsychology Collaborative for Childhood Cancer
2010-present, National Academy of Neuropsychology
2003-present, American Psychological Association