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.

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

Education and Training


Clinical Neuropsychology - Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC


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

Board Certification

Clinical Neuropsychology – American Board of Professional Psychology

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

Conditions Treated

Departments and Services




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

Invited Lectures

"Navigating the School Environment After Cancer," Eighth International Nursing Conference on Children and Adolescent Cancer Survivorship; Philadelphia, PA

"School Re-Entry After Cranial Radiation Therapy," Oncolink Webinar; Philadelphia, PA


“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

Editorial 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