Clinical Neuropsychology

Dr. Fabian trained at The Center for Neuropsychological Services (CNS) in the University of New Mexico Hospital and Department of Psychiatry at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center (UNM HSC) is the only Level One Trauma Facility and medical school in the state. The CNS receives referrals for inpatient and outpatient neuropsychological evaluations and/or consultation from a variety of departments within the UNM HSC, including Family Practice and Community Medicine, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, and Pediatrics.

Field Experienced

Dr. Fabian evaluated of a variety of patients (children, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics) with diverse neuropathology and psychopathology.  Such conditions and evaluations include traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, mental retardation, cerebral-vascular disorders, brain tumor, ECT, multiple sclerosis, HIV/AIDS, dementia, ADHD, chronic medical conditions, children, adolescents, and adults with developmental disorders and mental retardation, and various psychiatric disorders including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, and personality disorders. CNS provides pre and postoperative neuropsychological evaluations and Wada testing for epilepsy surgery candidates. Evaluation of forensic-legal issues including competency to consent to treatment, decisional capacity, and guardianship.  Evaluation of University athletes (men’s and women’s soccer, and men’s football) for neuropsychological pre and post concussion study. Assisted behavioral neurologist at UNM Mind Institute with evaluating clinical neurology patients.  Provided regular consultations to both neurology and psychiatry physicians and medical residents.

Participated in clinical neuropsychology rotation in the Neuropsychology Polytrauma Unit at Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center New Mexico VA Health Care System. Evaluated a variety of patients (adults and geriatrics) with diverse neuropathology and psychopathology, including special emphasis of traumatic brain injury, substance abuse, ADHD, and PTSD.  Specific clinical attention was provided in neurocognitive assessment of veterans with both PTSD and traumatic brain injury. Provided forensic evaluations regarding competency to consent to treatment and competency to make medical decisions.  Attended clinical neuropsychology rounds at the Albuquerque Veteran’s Administration Hospital as well as psychiatry, neuroradiology, and neurology rounds at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Supervision by John H. King, Ph.D., ABPP-CN and Rex Swanda, Ph.D., ABPP-CN