DR. MICHAEL R. MEAGER
Owner & Founding Director
EDUCATION & TRAINING
Dr. Meager completed his doctoral education (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology (APA accredited) with a concentration in Neuropsychology from Adler University (previously the Adler School of Professional Psychology) in Chicago, IL. During his graduate training, he completed an externship in forensic/correctional psychology within the Illinois Department of Corrections at Stateville Correctional Center, two externships in clinical neuropsychology, and one externship in health psychology in the Departments of Psychiatry, Behavioral Neurosciences, and Surgery at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Meager then completed a 1-year, APA accredited psychology internship (9 months neuropsychology, 3 months CL Psychiatry/Psychology) at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, MI, followed by a 2-year APPCN Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University in Augusta, GA, where he specialized in the neuropsychology of epilepsy and epilepsy surgery. During his doctoral and post-doctoral training in neuropsychology, Dr. Meager also obtained specialized training in the evaluation of patients with neurodegenerative diseases (i.e., Alzheimer's disease, Frontotemporal lobar degeneration, Vascular dementia, Dementia with Lewy Bodies, Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease, Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome, Primary Progressive Aphasia), hydrocephalus, Chiari malformation (type I and II), stroke and cerebrovascular disease, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis and other demyelinating diseases, chronic pain, viral infections, metabolic disorders, and major psychiatric disorders (i.e., schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression).
CLINICAL PRACTICE, PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS, & MEMBERSHIPS
Dr. Meager is a licensed psychologist in New York State and maintains a private practice (Grey Matter Neuropsychology of New York, PLLC) in New York City, where he sees children and teenagers beginning at ages 6 for neuropsychological and psychoeducational evaluations in the context of neurologic, psychiatric, and school-based disorders, and adults up through age 85+ presenting with a wide range of cognitive deficits and social-emotional problems secondary to neurologic and psychiatric conditions and diseases.
Besides maintaining a private practice, Dr. Meager is a Senior Research Scientist and Director of the Patient Registry for the Study of Perception, Emotion, & Cognition (PROSPEC) at New York University in the Department of Psychology. He has a faculty position (Clinical Assistant Professor) in the Department of Neurology at the NYU School of Medicine where he teaches neuropsychology externs, interns, and post-doctoral fellows. Dr. Meager is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN), the National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN), the International Neuropsychological Society (INS), the New York State Association of Neuropsychologists (NYSAN), and the New York Neuropsychology Group.