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Kelley A. Volpe, MD

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CONTACT INFORMATION

University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Psychiatry
Neuropsychiatric Institute
912 S. Wood Street, MC 913, Chicago, IL 60612

Office Phone: (312) 996-0434 
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Kelley A. Volpe, MD

Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychiatry
Medical Director, Pediatric Stress and Anxiety Clinic (PSADC)
Associate Training Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program (CAP)

 

 

Jason R. Soble, PhD, ABPP

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CONTACT INFORMATION

University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Psychiatry
Neuropsychiatric Institute
912 S. Wood Street, MC 913
Chicago, IL 60612

KEY PUBLICATIONS

Soble, J. R., Santos, O. A., Bain, K. M., Kirton, J. W., Bailey, K. C., Critchfield, E. A., O’Rourke, J. J. F., Highsmith, J. M., & Gonzalez, D. A. (2017). The Dot Counting Test adds up: Validation and response pattern analysis in a mixed clinical veteran sample. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology.

Bain, K. M., & Soble, J. R. (2017). Validation of the Advanced Clinical Solutions Word Choice Test (WCT) in a mixed clinical sample: Establishing classification accuracy, sensitivity/specificity, and cutoff scores. Assessment.

Soble, J. R., Critchfield, E. C. & O’Rourke, J. J. F. (2017).  Neuropsychological evaluation in TBI. [Special issue]. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Clinics of North America, 28, 339-350.

Gonzalez, D. A., & Soble, J. R. (2017). Corticobasal syndrome due to sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease: A review and neuropsychological case report.  The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 31, 676-689.

Soble, J. R., Eichstaedt, K. E., Mattingly, M. L., Vale, F. L., Benbadis, S. R., Rodgers-Neame, N. T. & Schoenberg, M. R.  (2016). Utility of Green’s Word Memory Test Free Recall (FR) score as a measure of verbal memory: Initial evidence from an epilepsy patient sample. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 31, 79-87.

Vanderploeg, R. D., Silva, M. A., Soble, J. R., Curtiss, G., Belanger, H. B., Donnell, A. J., & Scott, S. G.  (2015).  The structure of postconcussion symptoms on the Neurobehavioral Symptom Inventory: A comparison of alternative models.  Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 30, 1-11.

Soble, J. R., Silva, M. A., Vanderploeg, R. D., Curtiss, G., Belanger, H. B., Donnell, A. J., & Scott, S. G.  (2014).  Normative data for the Neurobehavioral Symptom Inventory (NSI) and postconcussion symptom profiles among TBI, PTSD, and nonclinical samples.  The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 28(4), 614-632. 

Soble, J. R., Eichstaedt, K. E., Waseem, H., Mattingly, M. L., Benbadis, S. R., Bozorg, A. M., Vale, F. L., & Schoenberg, M. R. (2014).  Clinical utility of the Wechsler Memory Scale-Fourth Edition (WMS-IV) in predicting laterality of temporal lobe epilepsy among surgical candidates. Epilepsy & Behavior, 41, 232-237. 

Soble, J. R., Spanierman, L. B., & Fitzgerald Smith, J. (2013).  Neuropsychological functioning of combat veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder and mild traumatic brain injury. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 35, 551-561.

Jason R. Soble, PhD, ABPP

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Neurology

Dr. Soble is board certified in Clinical Neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Neurology. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology as well as a master’s degree and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He completed a 1-year Clinical Psychology Internship and 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at the James A. Haley VA Hospital in Tampa, FL. While on Fellowship, he also completed training at the University of South Florida/Tampa General Hospital Comprehensive Epilepsy Program. Prior to joining the faculty at UIC, he was a Staff Neuropsychologist at the South Texas Veterans Healthcare System in San Antonio, TX. His clinical interests include neuropsychological assessment of adults with dementia, complex neurological/medical disorders, epilepsy and traumatic brain injury (TBI), as well as personality assessment and working with veteran/active duty military populations. His research broadly investigates the psychometric/diagnostic properties and clinical utility of neuropsychological tests (e.g., performance validity tests), TBI, and epilepsy.

Interests:
Neuropsychological Assessment
Traumatic Brain Injury
Epilepsy
Dementia
Neurobehavioral Examination
Performance Validity Assessment
Objective Personality Assessment
Test Development/Validation
Psychometrics
Clinical Neuropsychology Training

Affiliations/Memberships:
American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN)
American Psychological Association (APA) 
APA Division 40–Society for Clinical Neuropsychology

 

 

Danijela Stojanac

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CONTACT INFORMATION

University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Psychiatry
Neuropsychiatric Institute Building
912 S Wood Street, (M/C 913)
South Tower, First Floor
Chicago, IL 60612

Clinic: (312) 413-7701
Office: (312) 996-9619
Fax: (312) 413-4265
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PUBLICATIONS

Buehl W., Stojanac D., Sacu S., Drexler W., Findl O. “Comparison of three methods of measuring corneal thickness and anterior chamber depth”, American Journal of Ophthalmology 141(1):7-12. Jan 2006

Poster presentation: Results of a Multi-Center Professional Development Curriculum for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellows to be presented in AAP (Association for Academic Psychiatry) Annual Meeting in San Antonio September 16-19, 2015

Danijela Stojanac, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

Dr. Stojanac joined UIC in July 2016 as a psychiatrist in the Outpatient Clinic of the Women’s Mental Health program. Dr. Stojanac completed her residency at University of Chicago and a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Yale University. She is Board Certified in general Psychiatry and Board Eligible in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Stojanac has broad clinical and academic interests including women’s mental health and psychiatric disorders during pregnancy and the post-partum period, depression in midlife women and issues related to infertility and mental health. Other interests are early childhood development, impulsive and compulsive disorders, psychodynamic psychotherapy and group psychotherapy. Due to her training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Dr. Stojanac is working to develop programs that bridge the Child and Adult Psychiatry Divisions within the Department.

Appointments: For scheduling new patient appointments with Dr. Danijela Stojanac please call 312-996-2200. If you are looking for scheduling follow up appointment with Dr. Stojanac please call the clinic phone number at 312-413-7701

Interests:
Women’s mental health, child and adolescent psychiatry, impulsive and compulsive disorders, psychodynamic psychotherapy and group psychotherapy

Lea M. Ventura

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CONTACT INFORMATION

University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Psychiatry
912 S. Wood Street, MC 913, Chicago, IL 60612

Office Phone: (312) 996-6217
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Assistant: Marisela Villarreal
Office Phone: (312) 996-6217
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Lea M. Ventura, PhD

Pediatric Neuropsychologist
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Pediatrics

Dr. Ventura is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry with a specialization in pediatric neuropsychology. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Cognitive Neuroscience from Brown University and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University Chicago. She completed a 1-year Clinical Internship in Pediatric Psychology at Rush University Medical Center and a 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Neuropsychology at Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School. Clinical interests include the neuropsychological assessment of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults with a wide range of medical, neurodevelopmental, genetic, psychiatric, and learning disorders. Dr. Ventura’s research broadly aims to understand the neurocognitive sequelae of complex medical conditions, as well as the effects of their treatments.

 

 

Elizabeth J. Levey, MD

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CONTACT INFORMATION

University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Psychiatry
Institute for Juvenile Research
1747 W Roosevelt Rd, Room 155
Chicago, IL 60608

Office Phone: (312) 413-4814
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KEY PUBLICATIONS

Levey E, Oppenheim C, Plasky N, Lange B, Harris B, Lekpeh G, Kekulah I, Henderson D, Borba C. “A Qualitative Analysis of Factors Impacting Resilience among Youth in Post-Conflict Liberia.” Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health. In press.

Levey E, Borba C, Harris B, Carney J, Dominguez S, Wang E, Boxill R, Henderson D. “Assessment of the Needs of Vulnerable Youth Populations in Post-Conflict Liberia.” African Journal of Psychiatry, 16(5), 2013.

Harris B, Levey E, Borba C, Gray D, Carney J, Henderson D. “Substance Use Behaviors of Secondary School Students in Post-conflict Liberia: A Pilot Study.” International Journal of Culture and Mental Health, 5(3); 190-201, 2012.

Gilliam M, Davis S, Neustadt A, Levey E, “Contraceptive attitudes among inner-city African American female adolescents: Barriers to effective hormonal contraceptive use,” Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, 22(2):97-104, 2009.

Moorthy LN, Peterson M, Onel K, Baratelli M, Mohan D, Chalom E, Eulie B, Levey E, Harrison M, Vazquez L, Adams A, Macdermott E, Barillas L, Barinstein L, Lehman T, “Simple Measure of the Impact of Lupus Erythematosus in Youngsters (SMILEY)—Development and Validation,” Arthritis and Rheumatism, 52:S1427, 2005.

Elizabeth J. Levey, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Clinic Director, Pediatric Stress and Anxiety Disorders Clinic

Dr. Levey has a longstanding interest in the impact of trauma upon children and families in underserved settings. She works in this area as a clinician and researcher. She has studied the impact of culture on resilience in children in diverse settings around the globe. She is currently studying the intergenerational transmission of trauma in a population of pregnant teens in Peru.

 

Interests:
Global mental health; maternal-infant mental health; trauma and recovery; childhood anxiety.

Projects:
Designing an intervention to prevent child abuse in a cohort of pregnant women in Lima, Peru.

Affiliations/Memberships:
AMA
APA
AACAP
APSAA

 

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