Neuropsychologists

Dominic Carone, Ph.D., ABPP-CN

Diplomate, American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology

Dr. Carone is a board certified clinical neuropsychologist who coordinates the Neuropsychological Assessment Program at the PM&R Department at SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is also a volunteer faculty member in the psychiatry department and clinical associate professor in the PM&R, where he has been employed since September, 2005.

He completed a two year fellowship in neuropsychology at SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine and a one year neuropsychology internship at The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. The fellowship was part of the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology. The internship was accredited by the American Psychological Association and The Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers. He earned his Ph.D at Nova Southeastern University, with a specialization in clinical neuropsychology. He achieved board certification status on 11/14/08.

Research interests include traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, effort testing, and symptom validity assessment. He is the lead editor on the first book written on symptom validity assessment and malingering in mild traumatic brain injury. He has also published research articles in peer-reviewed psychological, neuropsychological, neurological, and neuroradiological literature.

Gila Z. Reckess, Ph.D.

Dr. Reckess joined the Neuropsychology Assessment Program at SUNY Upstate Medical University in September 2013. She is also a clinical assistant professor in the Department of PM&R.

Dr. Reckess completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a one-year psychology internship (neuropsychology emphasis) through the APA-accredited Boston Consortium Internship in Clinical Psychology. She earned a PhD in clinical psychology (neuropsychology track) through the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL, and an MSc in neuroscience from the University of Oxford in England. Prior to pursuing her doctorate, Dr. Reckess worked as a medical sciences writer and editor in the Department of Medical Public Affairs at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Dr. Reckess's research interests include aging, memory and memory-related disorders (e.g., temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE), mild cognitive impairment (MCI), dementia), intra-individual variability in neuropsychological test performance, and parahippocampal structure and function. Clinically, she accepts a wide range of both adult and pediatric referrals, with particular interest in neurosurgical populations (e.g., movement disorders, epilepsy), dementia, and MCI.

Lauren Warren-Faricy, Ph.D.

Dr. Warren-Faricy joined the Neuropsychological Assessment Program in the Department of PM & R at SUNY Upstate Medical University in October, 2013. She is also a clinical assistant professor in the Departments of PM&R.

Prior to joining the program, Dr. Warren-Faricy was a Clinical Assistant Professor at Washington State University in Pullman, WA. At WSU, she supervised all graduate students who conducted assessment cases in the Psychology Department Clinic, as well as taught a class in intellectual and neuropsychological assessment. She completed a two year fellowship in neuropsychology and a one year neuropsychology internship, both at Duke University Medical Center. The fellowship was part of the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology (APPCN), and the internship was accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) and The Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). She earned her Ph.D in clinical psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with an emphasis in neuropsychology.

Current and prior research interests include memory and aging, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), dementia, and cognitive rehabilitation and coping for individuals with MCI. Clinically, she has a particular interest in geriatric neuropsychology, but assesses adult patients of any age with cognitive concerns.