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For the evaluation of brain and behavior relationships,
diagnosis, and treatment planning.

About Our Practice

Scope of Practice:

Dr. Santa Maria’s and Dr. Englert's practice focuses on neuropsychological evaluation of adults and children.

Neuropsychological evaluations are commonly requested for the purposes of:

  • Diagnostic clarification.
  • Quantification of cognitive impairment due to neurological or psychiatric disease.
  • Determination of disability due to neurological or psychiatric disease.
  • Injury-related litigation.
  • Capacity, guardianship, and placement issues.
  • FAA airman cognitive evaluations (CogScreen-AE, HIMS-trained)
  • Presurgical evaluations (spinal cord stimulator, pain medication pump, bariatric surgery).

Frequently evaluated populations include:

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Alzheimer’s and other progressive dementias
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)
  • Parkinson's disease and Lewy body dementia
  • Stroke (CVA) and transient ischemic attack (TIA)
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neoplasm / brain tumor
  • Lead (Pb) poisoning / toxic exposure
  • ADHD
  • Learning Disorders (LD)
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
  • Foreign adoption
  • Mental Retardation (MR) / Intellectual Disability / developmental disabilities
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders
  • Substance Use
  • FAA airman evaluations (CogScreen-AE, HIMS-trained)

Neuropsychological evaluations serve to quantify a variety of cognitive abilities including:

  • Memory
  • Intelligence / IQ
  • Academic abilities
  • Spatial perception
  • Language
  • Abstract reasoning and problem-solving abilities
  • Attention
  • Personality
  • Ability to manage activities of daily living

The Neuropsychologists

image of Michael Santa Maria, Ph.D. Michael P. Santa Maria, Ph.D.
Board-Certified Neuropsychologist (ABPP-CN)
image of Jessica J. Englert, Ph.D. Jessica J. Englert, Ph.D.
Neuropsychologist


To Schedule an Appointment

Call: (716) 690-2560



How to Find Us

We're located...
  • 92 miles/148 km from Toronto, ON
  • 72 miles from Rochester, NY
  • 79 miles from Olean, NY
  • 101 miles from Erie, PA

DeGraff Memorial Hospital
445 Tremont St.; Ste. 323
North Tonawanda, NY 14120
Tel. (716) 690-2560
Fax. (716) 690-2585