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Marla J. Hamberger, PhD

  • Professor of Neuropsychology (in Neurology) at CUMC
Marla J. Hamberger, PhD

Marla Hamberger completed her undergraduate studies at Cornell University, and earned her Masters and Doctorate from the City University of New York. After completing her internship in Neuropsychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, she obtained postdoctoral training at UCLA, specializing in the neuropsychology of epilepsy.

She has been with the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at Neurological Institute of New York, Columbia University Medical Center since 1992, where she is the Director of Neuropsychological Services within the Epilepsy Division, and holds the position of Professor of Neuropsychology in the Department of Neurology at Columbia University.

Dr. Hamberger's research involves language and memory from childhood through late adulthood in epilepsy, and her studies on brain mapping of language and preservation of language function following epilepsy surgery have been funded by the Epilepsy Foundation of America and National the Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Departmental Appointments

  • Department of Neurology
    Division of Epilepsy and Sleep

Education & Training

  • BS, 1984 Cornell University
  • 1992 Graduate School of the City University of New York
  • Internship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Centers/Institutes/Programs

  • Neuropsychology Service

NIH Grants

  • DYNAMIC NEURAL MECHANISMS OF AUDIOVISUAL SPEECH PERCEPTION (Federal Gov)

    Sep 30 2016 - Jul 31 2019

    ASSESSMENT AND CHARACTERIZATION OF NAMING IN OLDER ADULTS WITH EPILEPSY (Federal Gov)

    Apr 1 2014 - Mar 31 2019

    COGNITIVE MAPPING OF HIPPOCAMPAL SUBFIELDS IN EPILEPSY (Private)

    Jun 30 2017 - Jun 30 2018

    CORTICAL LOCALIZATION IN TEMPORAL LOBE EPILEPSY (Federal Gov)

    Sep 20 2010 - Jun 30 2017

    ALZHEIMER S DISEASE RESEARCH CENTER AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY (Federal Gov)

    Jun 1 2010 - May 31 2015

    NAMING ASSESSMENT FOR SPANISH-SPEAKERS WITH EPILEPSY (Private)

    Jul 1 2013 - Jun 30 2014

    INNOVATIVE MENTORING AND MPH EDUCATION IN RESEARCH AND SCIENTIFIC EXCELLENCE IN COMPARATIVE EFFECTIVENESS RESEARCH PROGRAM (Federal Gov)

    Sep 28 2010 - Sep 27 2013