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DeGraff Memorial Hospital
445 Tremont Street
North Tonawanda, NY 14120

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Neuropsychological evaluations serve to quantify a variety of cognitive abilities including memory, IQ, language, spatial perception, attention, abstract reasoning and problem-solving abilities, academic abilities, personality, and ability to manage activities of daily living.


Dr. Michael Santa Maria, a native of Western New York, earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Louisiana State University (LSU). He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology through the Department of Neurology, SUNY at Buffalo.  He is board-certified in clinical neuropsychology through the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology/American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP/ABCN). 

Neuropsychological evaluations are commonly requested for the purposes of:

  • Diagnostic clarification
  • Quantification of cognitive impairment due to neurological or psychiatric disease
  • Determination of disability due to neurological or psychiatric disease
  • Injury-related litigation
  • Capacity, guardianship, and placement issues

Frequently evaluated populations include:

  • Alzheimer’s and other progressive dementias
  • Stroke (CVA)
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Delirium
  • Mental retardation/developmental disabilities
  • Learning disorders
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Substance abuse

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology
American Psychological Association
International Neuropsychological Society
National Academy of Neuropsychology
New York State Association of Neuropsychology, Inc.
New York State Psychological Association

Insurances Accepted

Blue Cross (Traditional, Community Blue/CB Advantage, Senior Blue, Community Care, Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus), Univera, Univera Senior Choice, Univera Healthcare Southern Tier, Independent Health (all lines), Nova, Medicare, Railroad Medicare, No Fault, Workers’ Comp (including independent medical exams), Tricare, New York State Crime Victims Board, other private insurances.

To Schedule an Appointment

Contact us by phone at (716) 690-2560.

For additional information go to: http://www.buffaloneuropsychology.com