Dr. Michael Kabat

Dr. Kabat is the founder and Director of NCS. Dr. Kabat is a Board Certified Neuropsychologist (ABPP-CN) and Diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology.

Dr. Kabat completed a specialty track residency in Neuropsychology at the VA Cleveland Health Care System. During residency, he completed additional specialization in neurodegenerative diseases at University Hospitals of Cleveland where he trained in the Department of Neurology, Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Disease Section. Following residency, Dr. Kabat completed a formal fellowship program in Neuropsychology at the VA Maryland Health Care System/University of Maryland Medical Center. During fellowship, Dr. Kabat completed additional training in the neurocognitive impact of infectious disease through the University of Maryland Medical Center’s Department of Human Virology. Dr. Kabat finalized his training with an additional year of fellowship at the VA Maryland Health Care System/University of Maryland Medical Center’s Section of Environmental Medicine, where he gained unique experience in the neurocognitive consequences of environmental contaminants and heavy metal exposure.

Dr. Kabat has 19 years of hospital and academic medical center experience. During that time, he was the Director of consultations at the VA Maryland Health Care System and the University of Maryland Medical System’s Institute of Human Virology. Dr. Kabat also served as an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland Medical School for eight years prior to relocating to Southern California. Dr. Kabat was an original member of the National Depleted Uranium Evaluation Team.

Dr. Kabat has served as an expert in medical legal civil litigation cases for 13 years. He remains a consultant to the Law Enforcement Assessment Center in Washington, D.C. Dr. Kabat has published a number of clinically relevant articles in the area of neurocognitive assessment. He has been an invited lecturer at CLE/legal training conferences for trial lawyers, conducted multiple grand rounds, and presented at national conferences.

Dr. Kabat is licensed in California, Hawaii, and Maryland.

Dr. Robert L. Kane

Robert L. Kane, Ph.D. ABPP-CN is a clinical neuropsychologist board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology/American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology. He received his Ph.D. from Texas Tech University. He completed an internship in clinical psychology at the Waco VA Medical Center and specialized postdoctoral training in neuropsychology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center under Dr. Oscar Parsons. Dr. Kane has extensive clinical experience assessing adults with a wide range of neurological disorders and brain injury. Previously he directed neuropsychology assessment clinics at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in East Orange New Jersey, the VA Maryland Health Care System, and in the department of psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. He served as faculty for the neuropsychology postdoctoral training program at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center and directed post doctoral training programs at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and the VA Maryland Health Care System. Dr. Kane served as the Associate Director for Communications (Telemedicine) at the VA East Coast Multiple Sclerosis Center of Excellence. He also served as the program manager for the DoD Neurocognitive Assessment Tool Program at the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center. He is a consultant to Medical Operations, NASA Johnson Space Center. In addition to private practice, Dr. Kane is associate research professor in the department of Neurology at Georgetown University Medical Center. He is an adjunct associate professor (neurology) at the University of Maryland Medical School. Dr. Kane has published 63 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has authored six book chapters. He has numerous abstracts and presentations at professional meetings.

Clinical Services Provided by Dr. Kane

  • Adult Neuropsychological Assessment
  • Cognitive concerns associated with neurological and medical conditions
  • Cognitive assessment of individuals with memory disorders
  • Assessment of cognition following brain injury
  • Cognitive assessment of individuals needing FAA medical certification
  • Cognitive assessments related to forensic or independent medical examinations

Current Research Interests

  • Cognitive deficits associated with neurodegenerative disorders
  • Cognitive changes following brain injury
  • Enhancing cognitive assessment and rehabilitation with telemedicine and technology

Sample of Dr. Kane’s Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Kane, R., Short, P., Sipes, W., Flynn, C.F. (2005) Development and validation of the Space-flight Cognitive Assessment Tool for Windows (WinSCAT). Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine; 6 Section II: B183-191
  2. Vasterling JJ, Proctor SP, Amoroso P, Kane R, Heeren T, White RF. (2006). Neuropsychological outcomes of army personnel following deployment to the Iraq War. JAMA; 296 (5): 519-529.
  3. Kane RL, Roebuck-Spencer T, Short P, Kabat MH, Wilken JA. (2007). Identifying and monitoring cognitive deficits in clinical populations using Automated Neuropsychological Assessment Metrics (ANAM) tests. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology; 22 (S1): s115-s126.
  4. Kane RL, Bever CT, Ehrmantraut M, Forte A, Culpepper II WJ, Wallin, M. (2008). Teleneurology in patients with multiple sclerosis: EDSS ratings derived remotely and from hands-on examination. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare; 14(4): 190-194.
  5. Pellicano C, Kane RL, Gallo A, Xiaobai L, Stern SK, Ikonomidou V, Evangelou IE, Ohayon JM, Ehrmantraut M, Cantor FK, Bagnato F. (2013). Cognitive impairment and it relation to imaging measures in multiple sclerosis: a study using a computerized battery. Journal of Neuroimaging; 23(3): 445-52 (Epub 2012 Dec 10)

Leslie Lowe – Office Manager