About Marc A. Norman, PhD
Marc A. Norman, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and board-certified clinical neuropsychologist providing care for adults with neurological and psychiatric disorders.
He conducts evaluations in people impacted by stroke, traumatic brain injury, brain tumors, neurodevelopmental injuries, concussions, dementia, memory disorders, and other cognitive issues.
A neuropsychologist with the Epilepsy Center team, Dr. Norman performs pre- and post- epilepsy surgery evaluations, as well as the Wada test, or intracarotid amobarbital test. The purpose of the Wada test is to ensure that brain surgery for epilepsy will not result in language or memory deficits.
Additionally, Dr. Norman conducts intraoperative (awake) language testing for the Epilepsy and Brain Tumor surgery groups.
Dr. Norman's clinical interests include intraoperative brain mapping and the mental health assessment and care of people undergoing organ transplantation. He performs psychological evaluations in patients undergoing heart, lung, kidney, pancreas, and liver transplantation surgery at UC San Diego Health.
As a professor at UC San Diego School of Medicine, he is active in teaching and the training of postdoctoral fellows.
His research interests include disorders and medical conditions that affect cognition, normative data, and demographic influences on neuropsychological testing. He is involved in research that examines cognitive assessment in healthy individuals and those with medical illnesses.
Dr. Norman lectures for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Epilepsy Foundation of America. He reviews for numerous medical journals, including Neuropsychiatry, Neuropsychology, and Behavioral Neurology.
Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, he was a neuropsychologist at Sharp Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation Center, specializing in cerebrovascular accidents and traumatic brain injuries.
Dr. Norman received his PhD in clinical psychology from Brigham Young University and completed his internship at the UC San Diego/VA Medical Center.
He is a fellow of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, an executive committee member for the American Psychological Society's Society for Clinical Neuropsychology, and an examiner for the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology.
He is active in several national societies and their local chapters, serving on the Professional Advisory Board for the Epilepsy Foundation San Diego and the Clinical Advisory Committee for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Dr. Norman also co-chairs the disaster mental health team of the American Red Cross of San Diego/Imperial Counties.
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- Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
- UC San Diego, Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, San Diego, CA
- UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA
Date Joined Staff
- Clinical Neuropsychology
Conditions and Treatments
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Neuropsychological Testing
- Head Injury
- Brain Tumors
- Transplant Hepatology
- Seizure Disorder
- Kidney Transplantation
- Multiple Sclerosis