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Dean C. Delis, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.
Professor Emeritus
3350 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA 92161
Phone #: 858-642-3758
Fax #: 858-552-7486

Dr. Delis is a Professor of Psychiatry at the UCSD School of Medicine, where he has been on the faculty since 1985. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at San Diego State University, and Director of the Psychological Assessment Unit at the San Diego V.A. Medical Center. He is a licensed clinical psychologist in California, and board certified in clinical neuropsychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology and American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology. He has served on the editorial boards of several prominent journals in neuropsychology and psychological assessment. He has published over 100 research articles, book chapters, books, and neuropsychological tests.

Research Focus
Dr. Delis has conducted research on the nature of cognitive deficits in children and adults with various neurological or psychiatric disorders. His investigations have focused on the cerebral organization of spatial cognition, memory, and executive functions. He has also published 15 clinical neuropsychological tests for children and adults that are used nationally. 

Clinical Focus 
Dr. Delis conducts clinical neuropsychological evaluations of children and adults with a wide range of neurological and psychiatric disorders.

Selected Publications 

  • Delis, D.C., Kiefner, M., and Fridlund, A.J. (1988). Visuospatial dysfunction following unilateral brain damage: Dissociations in hierarchical and hemispatial analysis. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 10, 421-431.
  • Delis, D.C., Massman, P.J., Butters, N., Salmon, D.P., Cermak, L.S., & Kramer, J.H. (1991). Profiles of demented and amnesic patients on the California Verbal Learning Test: Implications for the assessment of memory disorders. Psychological Assessment, 3, 19-26.
  • Delis, D.C., and Jacobson, M. (2000). Neuropsychological Testing. Encyclopedia of Psychology. New York: Oxford University Press and the American Psychological Association.
  • Delis, D.C., Kramer, J.H., Kaplan, E. and Ober, B.A. (2000). The California Verbal Learning Test ﷓ Second Edition. San Antonio: The Psychological Corporation.
  • Delis, D.C., Kaplan, E., and Kramer, J.H. (2001). The Delis-Kaplan Executive Function System. San Antonio: The Psychological Corporation.


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