- Fellowship - University of Virginia Health Sciences Center (1993-1994)
- Undergraduate School - Boston College (1979-1983)
- Graduate School - Boston University (1985-1986)
- Undergraduate School - Tulane University (1979-1981)
- Graduate School - Florida Institute of Technology (1989-1993)
- Other Post Graduate Training - University of Virginia Health Sciences Center (1992-1993)
Robert Ruchinskas, Psy.D.
- Memory Disorders
Robert Ruchinskas, Psy.D., is a Licensed Psychologist with the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists. 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. 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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- 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
Other Aspects of Data Collection in Capacity Evaluations in Civil capacities in clinical neuropsychology: Research findings and practical applications
Ruchinskas, R. (2011), NY, Oxford University Press
Assessment of Capacity in Rehabilitation and Health Assessment
Ruchinskas, R. (2009), NY, Springer Publishing
Assessment of Capacity in Neuropsychology within the Inpatient Rehabilitation Environment.
Ruchinskas, R., & Blair, K. (2008), Nova Publishing Co
Stroke in Neuropsychology within the Inpatient Rehabilitation Environment.
Ruchinskas, R., & Blair, K. (2008), Nova Publishing Co
Mild Head Injury in Sports in Mild Brain Injury: A Clinician's Guide
Ruchinskas, R., Francis, J., & Barth, J (1999), Austin, TX, Pro-Ed Press, Inc.
Mild Head Injury: The New Frontier in Sports Medicine in The Evaluation and Treatment of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
Barth, J., Varney, N., Ruchinskas, R., & Francis, J. (1999), Mahwah, NJ, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers.
Mild Head Injury in Sports in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
Ruchinskas, R., Francis, J., & Barth, J. (1997), Mahway, NJ, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers.
- Other Aspects of Data Collection in Capacity Evaluations in Civil capacities in clinical neuropsychology: Research findings and practical applications
The psychological impact of end-stage lung disease.
Singer HK, Ruchinskas RA, Riley KC, Broshek DK, Barth JT Chest 2001 Oct 120 4 1246-52
Clinical prediction of falls in the elderly.
Ruchinskas R American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation / Association of Academic Physiatrists 2003 Apr 82 4 273-8
Clock drawing, clock copying, and physical abilities in geriatric rehabilitation.
Ruchinskas RA, Singer HK, Repetz NK Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation 2001 Jul 82 7 920-4
Cognitive status and ambulation in geriatric rehabilitation: walking without thinking?
Ruchinskas RA, Singer HK, Repetz NK Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation 2000 Sep 81 9 1224-8
The relationship of psychopathology and hyperhidrosis.
Ruchinskas RA, Narayan RK, Meagher RJ, Furukawa S The British journal of dermatology 2002 Oct 147 4 733-5
Limitations of the Oral Trail Making Test in a mixed sample of older individuals.
Ruchinskas RA The Clinical neuropsychologist 2003 May 17 2 137-42
Patient-physician communication: why and how.
Travaline JM, Ruchinskas R, D'Alonzo GE The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association 2005 Jan 105 1 13-8
Motor perseveration in geriatric medical patients.
Ruchinskas RA, Giuliano AJ Archives of clinical neuropsychology : the official journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists 2003 Jul 18 5 455-61
Rehabilitation therapists' recognition of cognitive and mood disorders in geriatric patients.
Ruchinskas R Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation 2002 May 83 5 609-12
Psychological variables predict decisions regarding implantation of a spinal cord stimulator.
Ruchinskas R, O'Grady T Neuromodulation : journal of the International Neuromodulation Society 2000 Oct 3 4 183-9
Mild head injury in sports.
Ruchinskas RA, Francis JP, Barth JT Applied neuropsychology 1997 4 1 43-9
Hyperhidrosis and anxiety: chicken or egg?
Ruchinskas R, Dermatology (Basel, Switzerland) 2007 214 3 195-6
Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Outcomes of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus: A Case Series of 116 Patients.
Wu EM, El Ahmadieh TY, Kafka B, Caruso J, Aoun SG, Plitt AR, Neeley O, Olson DM, Ruchinskas RA, Cullum M, Batjer H, White JA, Cureus 2019 Mar 11 3 e4170
Clinical outcomes of normal pressure hydrocephalus in 116 patients: objective versus subjective assessment.
Wu EM, El Ahmadieh TY, Kafka B, Caruso JP, Neeley OJ, Plitt AR, Aoun SG, Olson D, Ruchinskas RA, Cullum CM, Welch BG, Batjer HH, White JA, Journal of neurosurgery 2019 Apr 1-7
Two phase 3 trials of bapineuzumab in mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease.
Salloway S, Sperling R, Fox NC, Blennow K, Klunk W, Raskind M, Sabbagh M, Honig LS, Porsteinsson AP, Ferris S, Reichert M, Ketter N, Nejadnik B, Guenzler V, Miloslavsky M, Wang D, Lu Y, Lull J, Tudor IC, Liu E, Grundman M, Yuen E, Black R, Brashear HR The New England journal of medicine 2014 Jan 370 4 322-33
Wechsler adult intelligence scale-4th edition digit span performance in subjective cognitive complaints, amnestic mild cognitive impairment, and probable dementia of the Alzheimer type.
Ruchinskas R The Clinical neuropsychologist 2019 Mar 1-9
The effects of aging on the attentional demands of walking toward and stepping up onto a curb.
Wellmon R, Barr-Gillespie AE, Newton R, Ruchinskas RA, Stephens J Gait & posture 2012 Dec
Neuropsychology in a Memory Disorder Clinic.
Ruchinskas RA, Cullum CM Archives of clinical neuropsychology : the official journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists 2018 May 33 3 301-309
Lumbar drain trial outcomes of normal pressure hydrocephalus: a single-center experience of 254 patients.
El Ahmadieh TY, Wu EM, Kafka B, Caruso JP, Neeley OJ, Plitt A, Aoun SG, Olson DM, Ruchinskas RA, Cullum CM, Barnett S, Welch BG, Batjer HH, White JA Journal of neurosurgery 2019 Jan 1-7
Reynolds Intellectual Screening Instrument 1st versus 2nd Edition in a Memory Disorder Sample.
Ruchinskas R, Goette W, Archives of clinical neuropsychology : the official journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists 2020 Aug
- The psychological impact of end-stage lung disease.
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Memory Disorders