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Education & Training

  • Fellowship, 2006
    Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital
  • PSYD, 2004
    Loyola University Maryland
  • Internship, Psychology, 2004
    Allegheny General Hospital
  • BA, 1994
    Youngstown State University

National Provider ID: 1871665018


Karin S. Walsh, Psy.D., is a pediatric neuropsychologist in the Division of Pediatric Neuropsychology. Dr. Walsh is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, and Behavioral Medicine with the George Washington University School of Medicine and Children’s National Hospital. She is the neuropsychologist to the Brain Tumor and Neurofibromatosis Institutes at Children’s National. She provides and supervises clinical neuropsychological evaluations and consultations to a variety of pediatric populations, including brain tumor, leukemia, and other cancers, as well as neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1).

Dr. Walsh is an active clinical researcher and publishes research in the areas of cognitive late effects in cancer survivors, as well as cognitive and psychosocial impairments associated with NF1. She is also involved in intervention research, specifically targeting learning and executive function difficulties in both of these patient populations. She is chair of the neurocognitive committee for the Response Evaluation in Neurofibromatosis and Schwannomatosis (REiNS) working group, and a member of the neurocognitive committee of the NF Consortium. Finally, Dr. Walsh is co-director of the pre-doctoral externship training program with the Division of Pediatric Neuropsychology and is an active participant in the education and mentorship of pre- and post-doctoral students in psychology, neuropsychology, and medicine.

Research & Publications

Everyday executive function in standard-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia survivors.

(2014) Child Neuropsychology

Autism Spectrum Disorder ASD Symptomatology in a Neurofibromatosis Type 1 NF1 Population

(2012) Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology

Cognitive profiles of neurofibromatosis type 1 patients with minor brain malformations

(2012) Pediatric Neurology

Executive functions and social skills in survivors of pediatric brain tumor

(2013) Child Neuropsychology

Lovastatin as treatment for neurocognitive deficits in neurofibromatosis type 1 phase I study

(2011) Pediatric Neurology