About NCS

Who We Are

NCS has a team of highly qualified, compassionate, and experienced staff. Each patient is treated like a member of our family. We invite you to experience individualized, compassionate, and exceptional care. The consultation process is simple. We offer efficient scheduling for exams (expedited scheduling is available upon request). The consultation process can be accomplished via telephone (858) 652-9668 or HIPPA compliant fax (760) 230-2206. 24 hours a day and 7 days per week. We are experienced providers with 19 years or more of clinical experience. EXPERIENCE MATTERS.

We approach each case in a highly comprehensive and individualized manner. In short, experience matters and we take your health care as seriously as you do. We look forward to providing a level of care that exceeds your expectations.

All NCS providers are board certified (ABPP-CN) and Diplomates of the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology. Board certification through the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology is the pinnacle achievement within the specialty. There is a significant difference in the background, training, and clinical skill of those who’ve achieved board certification just as there is in any board certified medical specialty. Ensure your provider is a board certified specialist through ABPP-CN.

Our Team

Founder & Director

Dr. Michael Kabat

Dr. Kabat is a Board Certified Neuropsychologist


Dr. Aileen Herlinda Sandoval

Neuropsychology Consult Services

Dr. Michael Kabat

Founder & Director of NCS
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. Aileen Herlinda Sandoval

Dr. Sandoval has worked in the field since 2009 and joins NCS with vast experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She trained for three years in pediatric neuropsychological assessment. In that capacity, her work included a particular focus on the neurocognitive latency effects of chemotherapy. She also completed Internship and later worked as a Forensic Associate at the Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT). In that capacity she gained experience in civil, family, and criminal courts. Dr. Sandoval has substantial experience with developmental delays, learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, neurodegenerative conditions, neurocognitive consequences of substance abuse, and various psychogenic entities. She also has formal training in various modalities of evidence based psychotherapy.

In addition to her work at NCS, Dr. Sandoval is currently a professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and at Point Loma Nazarene University. She has various peer-reviewed publications including one of the top 10 articles published by Taylor and Francis. She also serves as the Clinical Director at Alternative Teaching Strategy Center (ATSC), a charitable organization serving children with various neurocognitive disorders. ATSC is the founder of the first efficacious treatment for maladaptive behaviors and communication in the minimally verbal Autism population. Dr. Sandoval also serves as expert witness on brain function and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Beyond all of her training and accomplishments, Dr. Sandoval has particular interest in cultural diversity. She has an outstanding sensitivity and capacity to relate to people of all cultural backgrounds. Dr. Sandoval maintains a particular interest and understanding of the Hispanic culture. She has a personality that is not only engaging but makes all patients feel comfortable and at ease in her presence. Dr. Sandoval is fluent in English and Spanish. She provides services in both languages.