J. Vincent Filoteo, Ph.D. 



Contact Information

3350 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA 92161-116A 
T: (858) 642-1122 
F: (858) 642-3023


Dr. Filoteo received his Ph.D. from the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology in 1994. He completed his Psychology Internship at the UCSD Psychology Internship Program in 1994 and then took a position as an Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neurology at the University of Utah. He returned to San Diego in 1999 and joined the Psychiatry Faculty at UCSD. He is now Professor In Residence, in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSD, Director of UCSD’s Neuropsychological Associates, and a Staff Psychologist at the VA San Diego Healthcare System. He is part of the UCSD Multidisciplinary Team in Movement Disorders. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology at San Diego State University. He has been awarded several grants from national agencies and has published over 70 research articles or book chapters. Dr. Filoteo has either served on the editorial board or as an ad hoc reviewer for multiple neuropsychological journals. His research and clinical work has been recognized nationally and internationally and he was awarded the Early Career Award by the National Academy of Neuropsychology.

Research Interests

Research Focus

Dr. Filoteo’s primary research interest is in the clinical neuropsychological assessment of various brain and psychiatric disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, Dementia with Lewy Bodies, and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).  His clinical research focuses on the neuropsychology of attention and memory in these disorders and attempts to better understand and predict longitudinal change in cognition.  His work in the cognitive neurosciences has focused on three broad areas that include the neurobiological basis of implicit/explicit learning, striatal contributions to attentional functioning, and the breakdown of visual attention in specific neurologic and psychiatric patient groups. In studying these various areas, he has used several different methodological approaches including, neuropsychological studies with various patient populations, cognitive studies of normal populations, fMRI studies with normal individuals, single case studies, and mathematical modeling techniques.

Clinical Focus

Dr. Filoteo’s clinical focus at UCSD is on the neuropsychological deficits observed in patients with various neurologic and psychiatric disorders. He is the Director of UCSD’s Neuropsychological Associates and oversees the clinical activities of several neuropsychologists at that clinic.  He also conducts neuropsychological evaluations in patients with a variety of different neurologic and psychiatric disorders, including Traumatic Brain Injury, Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, Depression/Anxiety Disorders, Schizophrenia, Adult Attention Deficit Disorder, Korsakoff’s Disease. Dr. Filoteo’s clinical focus at the VASDHS is on the neuropsychological assessment of veteran-related conditions, such as Traumatic Brain Injury, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and dementia. He also provides neurobehavioral and neuropsychological evaluations to patients through the Rehabilitation and Extended Care Center of the VA San Diego Healthcare System. Dr. Filoteo is also involved in training Psychology Interns and Doctoral Students and has mentored over 100 trainees in clinical neuropsychology and for multiple years served as a primary instructor in the Neuropsychological Assessment Seminar Series in the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology and recently taught in the Practice of Medicine course at UCSD’s School of Medicine.


  • Filoteo, J.V., Friedrich, F.J., Rilling, L.M., Davis, J.D., Stricker, J.L., Prenovitz, M. (2003). Semantic and cross- case identity priming in patients with Parkinson's disease. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology.
  • Filoteo, J.V., Friedrich, F.J., Rabbel, C, & Stricker, J.L. (2002). Visual perception without awareness in a patient with posterior cortical atrophy: Impaired explicit but not implicit processing of global information. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 8, 461-472.
  • Filoteo, J.V., Rilling, L.M., & Strayer, D.L. (2002). Negative priming in patients with Parkinson’s disease: Evidence for a role of the striatum in inhibitory processes. Neuropsychology, 16, 230-241.
  • Filoteo, J.V., Maddox, W.T., & Davis, J. D. (2001). A possible role of the striatum in linear and nonlinear category learning: Evidence from patients with Huntington’s disease. Behavioral Neuroscience, 115, 786-798.
  • Filoteo, J. V., Maddox, T. W., & Davis, J. D. (2001). Quantitative modeling of category learning in amnesic patients. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 7, 1-19.