Biography

Dr. Ruchinskas obtained his undergraduate degree in Psychology at Boston College and earned a Master's in Counseling Psychology at Boston University. Doctoral training in Clinical Psychology was at the Florida Institute of Technology and followed by internship and postdoctoral fellowship in Neuropsychology at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Before joining UTSW he was on the faculty of Temple University School of Medicine and Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine.  He currently serves as the clinical neuropsychologist for the Cognitive & Memory Disorder Section in the Department of Neurology & Neurotherapeutics.  He is board certified (ABPP) in both Clinical Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology and is a Fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the National Academy of Neuropsychology.

Dr. Ruchinskas' clinical expertise is in the area of neuropsychological assessment, with particular interest in working with individuals who have dementia.  His research interests focus on differentiating normal from abnormal aging, ethical issues in aging, and coping with chronic diseases.

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Education & Training
  • Fellowship - University of Virginia Health Sciences Center (1993-1994)
  • Undergraduate School - Tulane University (1979-1981)
  • Undergraduate School - Boston College (1979-1983)
  • Graduate School - Boston University (1985-1986)
  • Graduate School - Florida Institute of Technology (1989-1993)
  • Other Post Graduate Training - University of Virginia Health Sciences Center (1992-1993)
Honors & Awards
  • Board Certified in Rehabilitation Psychology 2005, American Board of Professional Psychology
  • Fellow 2003, National Academy of Neuropsychology
  • Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology 2012, American Board of Professional Psychology
  • Florida Institute of Technology Distinguished Alumnus 2015, Florida Institute of Technology
Books & Publications
Research
  • Neuropsychology
  • Alzheimer's Disease

Clinical Focus

  • Memory Disorders

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Neurology Clinic - Memory

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