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Christopher G. Vaughan, PsyD

The Center for Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine

Departments
Neuropsychology

Programs
Concussions - Safe Concussion Outcome Recovery & Education (SCORE) Program


Specialties: Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Concussion

National Provider Identifier1659504033
E-Mail

Service LocationsChildren's Outpatient Center of Montgomery County
*Note: GPS and online direction tools such as MapQuest or Yahoo Maps do not work for this location. Please use "Driving Directions" provided below:

Shady Grove Medical Park
9850 Key West Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850
Map | Driving Directions
Phone: 301-765-5400 or 800-787-0243
Fax: 301-765-5497
*Ambulatory Surgery Center 301-765-5500

Children's Outpatient Center of Montgomery County (Neuropsychology)

15245 Shady Grove Road, Suite 350 (South Building)
Rockville, MD 20850
Map | Driving Directions

Phone: 301-765-5430
Fax: 301-765-5497

Driving Directions: From points south:
  • I-270 North towards Frederick
  • Take exit 8, stay in left lane
  • Turn left onto Shady Grove Road. Stay in the left-hand lane
  • After crossing over I-270, turn left at second light onto Corporate Boulevard
  • Take the first or second left turn into the parking area.
    You will want to enter the building at the South Entrance (the end of the building closest to the parking lot entrance). When inside the lobby, take the elevator to the Third Floor. As you exit the elevator, our office will be immediately to your left.
From points west:
  • I-270 South
  • Take exit 8 for Shady Grove Road
  • Stay in the left of the two right-hand turn lanes
  • After turning right onto Shady Grove Road, get in the far left lane and make a left onto Corporate Boulevard at the first light
  • Take the first or second left turn into the parking area
    You will want to enter the building at the South Entrance (the end of the building closest to the parking lot entrance). When inside the lobby, take the elevator to the Third Floor. As you exit the elevator, our office will be immediately to your left.


The division of Neuropsychology includes the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, which can be reached directly at the following numbers:
To make an appointment:

Contact Christine Amerasinghe
301-765-5432

To participate in research:
Contact Autism Research Staff
301-765-5425
e-mail: autism@childrensnational.org

Center Manager: Frances Lewandowski


Biography

Christopher Vaughan, PsyD, is a pediatric neuropsychologist and a member of the Division of Neuropsychology at Children's National. He is an Assistant Professor in the departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Vaughan is a member of the Safe Concussion Outcome Recovery and Education (SCORE) Program, where he evaluates and treats children and adolescents with sports and non-sports related concussions. He is actively involved in research and is the principle investigator on a project using advanced neuroimaging techniques to better understand the neurobiological correlates of concussions. Dr. Vaughan has presented his research at national and international conferences, is a co-author on several book chapters, and has published multiple research articles in scholarly journals. He is co-author of Pediatric ImPACT, a neuropsychological test developed for measuring cognitive and symptom sequelae following concussion. Dr. Vaughan is also a charter member of the Sports Neuropsychology Society (SNS) and is the society's current Secretary. He serves as a co-consultant to the NHL's concussion program.
Education
TypeSchoolLocationDegreeField of StudyYears
Undergraduate Education James Madison University Bachelor of Science
Graduate Education Loyola University of Baltimore Baltimore, MDDoctor of Psychology 2003 -2007
Publications
Book Chapter, Gioia, G. A., Vaughan, C.G., & Sady, M.S. (2012), Developmental Considerations in Pediatric Concussion Evaluation and Management, In J. Apps & K. Walter , Handbook of Pediatric Concussions, New York, Springer Press.

Book Chapter, Gioia, G. A., Vaughan, C.G. & Isquith, P.K. (2012), Independent Neuropsychological Evaluation of Children with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, In E.M.S. Sherman & B. L. Brooks, Pediatric forensic neuropsychology, New York, Oxford University Press.

Journal Article, Sady, M.D., Vaughan, C.G., Gioia, G.A. (2011), School and the Concussed Youth: Recommendations for Concussion Education and Management, Physical Medicine Rehabilitation Clinics of North America, 22, 701-719.

Journal Article, Walsh, K.S., Ford, D.P., Celio, M.A., Vaughan, C.G., Lindgren, K.N., & Bleecker, M.L. (2010), Executive Function Modifies the Relationship between Occupational Lead Exposure and Complex Figure Test Performance, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 67, 673-678.

Journal Article, Walsh, K.S., Ford, D.P., Celio, M.A., Vaughan, C.G., Lindgren, K.N., & Bleecker, M.L. (2010), Executive Function Modifies the Relationship between Occupational Lead Exposure and Complex Figure Test Performance, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 67, 673-678.

Journal Article, Gioia, G.A., Isquith, P.K., Schneider, J.C., and Vaughan, C.G (2009), New approaches to assessment and management of concussion in children, Topics in Language Disorders, 29, 3, 266-281.

Journal Article, Shulman, L.M, Gruber-Baldini, A, Anderson, K.E, Vaughan, C.G, Reisch, S.G, Fishman, P.S, and Weiner, W.J (2009), The evolution of disability in Parkinson's disease, Movement Disorders, 23, 6, 790-796.

Journal Article, Gioia, G.A., Schneider, J.C., Vaughan, C.G., and Isquith, P.K (2009), Which symptom assessments and approaches are uniquely appropriate for pediatric concussion?, British Journal of Sports Medicine , 43, 13-22.

Journal Article, Anderson, K.E, Gruber-Baldini, A.L, Vaughan, C.G, Reisch, S.G, Fishman, P.S, Weiner, W.J, and Shulman, L.M. (2007), Impact of psychogenic movement disorders versus Parkinson's on disability, quality of life and psychopathology, Movement Disorders, 22, 15, 2204-2209.

Other, Bleecker, M.L, Ford, D.P, Celio, M.A, Vaughan, C.G, and Lindgren, K.N (2007), Neurology, Impact of cognitive reserve on the relationship of lead exposure and neurobehavioral performance, 69, 5, 470-476.
 


   
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