Marla Shapiro, PhD, NCSP

Chief Neuropsychologist

Dr. Shapiro received her BA from the University of Virginia and completed her graduate training in School Psychology and Developmental Neuropsychology at Georgia State University. She is currently licensed as a psychologist in Georgia and Maryland and she is also a nationally certified school psychologist.

For more than 20 years, Dr. Shapiro has worked closely with children, adolescents and adults with acquired and traumatic brain injuries, a variety of medical and neurological disorders, developmental disorders—such as ADHD and learning disabilities—and behavioral disorders. In addition, she has taken part in numerous clinical research programs for children and adults with ADHD, dyslexia, cancer, NF1, TBI and sports-related concussions, and she has presented her findings at national and international professional meetings. She completed her fellowship in Developmental Neuropsychology at Georgia State University and has worked in public and private settings—first, as a certified school psychologist and later, as a licensed psychologist and developmental neuropsychologist.

She is a credentialed ImPACT Consultant and RRCA certified running coach. A founding member of the Sports Neuropsychology Society, Dr Shapiro also attended the 2012 International Symposium on Concussion in Sport in Zurich. Dr. Shapiro has served as a consultant in the testing industry and provided concussion management for the Women's Professional Soccer League’s Washington Freedom and Major League Soccer's D.C. United. She also worked with the Washington Capitals (NHL) while serving as faculty at Children’s National Medical Center and George Washington School of Medicine in Washington, D.C.