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Upstate’s Carone to serve as President-Elect of American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology

Upstate Medical University neuropsychologist Dominic Carone, PhD, clinical associate professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, has been elected President-Elect of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN).  Carone will serve as President-Elect (February 2024 through February 2026) before serving as President (February 2026 until February 2028).

As president of the AACN, Carone will oversee an organization of more than 2,400 members. Some key issues for the organization are increasing diversity among the profession and funding research that demonstrates the effectiveness and benefit of clinical neuropsychological care, among other issues. The mission of the AACN is to advance the profession of clinical neuropsychology through its advocacy of educational and public policy initiatives.

This is not the first time Carone has held leadership positions within his profession. He has served as president of the Central New York Psychological Association and president of the New York State Association of Neuropsychology.

Carone is one of four neuropsychologists who comprise Upstate’s Neuropsychology Assessment Program. The team provides neuropsychological evaluations for patients who have been diagnosed with numerous conditions, including dementia, traumatic brain injuries and brain tumors among others

Carone joined Upstate in 2005 after serving as a neuropsychology post-doctoral fellow at University of Buffalo. He also held a one-year neuropsychology intern at University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He earned his master’s and doctoral degrees at Nova Southeastern University, and an undergraduate degree from Le Moyne College.

His research interests include traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, effort testing, and symptom validity assessments. 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 a book a book on validity assessment in rehabilitation psychology, and research articles in peer-reviewed psychological, neuropsychological, neurological, and neuroradiological literature.