Ruben Echemendia, Ph.D

Dr. Ruben Echemendia has had extensive clinical and research experience with sports related concussions and has spoken internationally on issues related to traumatic brain injury in sports. He is currently in independent practice after having spent 18 years on the faculty of Clinical Psychology at The Pennsylvania State University where he was Director of the Psychological Clinic. Dr. Echemendia is a Past President of the National Academy of Neuropsychology and a Fellow of both the National Academy of Neuropsychology and the American Psychological Association. He has published extensively in the area of sports neuropsychology and has been a featured guest on several television and radio programs.  Dr. Echemendia is the Director of the National Hockey League's Neuropsychological Testing Program and Chair of the NHL's Concussion Working Group. He is also Chair of Major League Soccer's concussion program and is the consulting clinical neuropsychologist to the US Soccer National Teams. He is the founder of the Penn State University Concussion Program and the consulting neuropsychologist to Princeton University's Department of Athletic Medicine. Dr. Echemendia also serves as a consultant to numerous recreational, high school, college and professional sports teams. He serves on the US Lacrosse Sports Science and Safety Committee, the Boxing and Martial Arts Committee of the American College of Sports Medicine and the US Soccer Medical Advisory Committee. Dr. Echemendia has served as a consultant to the NCAA, the U.S. Defense Veteran's Brain Injury Center and other national organizations.