The Cognitive Reserve program was created by five doctors to provide a solution for the countless patients who sought help with preserving their memories in their advancing years. Now, the program these doctors created for their patients is available to everyone.
Jeffrey Farbman, M.D.
Dr. Jeffrey Farbman is Board Certified in Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. While actively involved in the practice of general neurology, Dr. Farbman also maintains a special interest in disorders of balance and the evaluation and treatment of dizziness.
Dr. Farbman, a native New Yorker, completed his undergraduate education at Brooklyn College and then earned a Master of Science degree in neurobiology at Northwestern University. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College of Rush University where he earned his M.D. degree and served his residency in neurology at The University of Chicago. Following the completion of a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center of Boston in 1998, Dr. Farbman joined Northwest Neurology.
Neil Pliskin, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
Dr. Neil Pliskin is a Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Neurology, the Director of the Neurobehavior Program, the Director of the Neuropsychology Service, and the Co-Director of the Center for Cognitive Medicine, all at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is a board certified neuropsychologist with years of experience directing Neuropsychology and psychology training programs. Dr. Pliskin is involved in educational and clinical practice issues at the national level through his work as Director of Continuing Education for the International Neuropsychological Society and Chair of the Practice Advisory Committee of the American Psychological Association's Division of Clinical Neuropsychology.
After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Dr. Pliskin went on to earn his Ph.D. in Psychology at the Chicago Medical School. His internship was at Washington D.C.'s Saint Elizabeth's Hospital, residency at the National Institute of Mental Health, and his Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology was completed in 1988 at the University of Oklahoma.
Sanford Sherman, M.D.
Dr. Sanford Sherman has practiced General Neurology at Northwest Neurology since 1988, and sees patients with a wide range of neurological conditions. He helped develop and is the Physician Director of the award winning stroke program at St. Alexius Medical Center, and serves as a member of the Neurosciences Advisory Board of the Alexian Brothers Health Network.
Dr. Sherman was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and his Medical Degree from Rush University Medical School. He interned in Internal Medicine at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Lukes Medical Center and he completed his residency in Neurology and Fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Sherrie All, Ph.D.
Dr. Sherrie All is a clinical neuropsychologist at Neurobehavioral Associates. She has specialized experience in cognitive rehabilitation for people with brain injury, psychiatric illness, and mild cognitive impairment and has become an expert in brain fitness and healthy aging. She is engaged in research examining cognitive deficits and their rehabilitation in psychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia as well as cognitive enhancement to reduce the risk or delay the onset of dementia.
Dr. All is a product of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where she completed her Bachelors. Her Masters and Ph.D. in Psychology were earned from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, IL. Dr. All's internship and post-doctoral fellowship were completed at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey in Piscataway, New Jersey.
Darrin Thomas, Ph.D.
Dr. Darrin Thomas offers the technological background that allows the cognitive reserve program to be made available online. He grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, earning his Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Alaska Anchorage. His Ph.D. in Management Information Systems was earned from the University of Illinois at Chicago.