• Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
  • 617-667-4074

Clinical Neuropsychologist
Instructor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Co-Director of Education

Associate Director Executive Function and Attention Clinic
Co-Director of Practicum Training in Neuropsychology

Educational History:

BA, Psychology, Wesleyan University
MEd, PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Virginia

Clinical Interests/Program Development:
Developmental cognitive disorders (ADHD, learning disorders); Mild cognitive impairment and dementia; Women’s health and cognitive aging; Neurocognitive dimensions of medical illness; Wellness and cognition
Course Co-Director, Cognitive Neurology Unit/Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation Grand Rounds

Brief Narrative:
Dr. Hoffschmidt joined the Cognitive Neurology Unit in 2002. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Wesleyan University and master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the University of Virginia. Her internship in clinical psychology and postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology were completed through Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Mental Health Center, and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She received additional training in psychotherapy through Georgetown University, served on the faculty at the University of Virginia, and has completed tenure on the board of the Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society. Her clinical expertise in neuropsychology includes evaluation and treatment of patients with learning and attention disorders, psychiatric disorders, and diverse neurological conditions including dementia, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, brain tumor, and head injury. In addition to clinical practice, she has been extensively involved in the training of future psychologists, supervising doctoral students, interns, and postdoctoral fellows.

“The neuropsychological evaluation can be a critical step towards making changes and improving quality of life at any age. My goal is to provide a personalized and comprehensive understanding of cognitive difficulties as well as a plan for addressing them. The interdisciplinary collaboration of committed physicians, neuropsychologists, and social workers at the Center for Cognitive Neurology affords a collaborative spectrum of expert care for patients and an outstanding intellectual environment for the providers working with them.”

Personal Interests/Hobbies:
Travel, cycling, nature, architecture