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Simon Tan, Ph.D., ABPP

Clinical Neuropsychologist and Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology

Stanford Medical Center


Dr. Simon Tan, Ph.D., ABPP, is a noted clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist at Stanford University Medical Center, specializing in the diagnosis of developmental, psychiatric, and neurologic disorders. Dr. Tan has spent over 10 years conducting both inpatient and outpatient dementia and associated disorder assessments at hospital-based settings and clinics. Simon also provides adult enrichment courses at Stanford Continuing Studies, holds a faculty teaching appointment at various graduate institutions in the San Francisco Bay area, and has given numerous community and hospital talks on Dementia, and Dementia-associated disorders.

Dr. Tan received a BA in psychology from Dartmouth College and his doctoral degree in clinical psychology form Yeshiva University. He completed an internship in clinical psychology from the Massachusetts Mental Health Center at Harvard Medical School. He completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at Cambridge Hospital and a one-year postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology specializing in behavioral neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, both Harvard affiliates. He is also a Diplomate (Board Certified) in clinical Neuropsychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). Before coming to Stanford, he was a rehabilitation neuropsychologist at NYU Medical Center aimed at cognitive remediation. Dr. Tan credits his parents and Asian cultural heritage for focusing his passion on the elderly population, and what can be done to improve cognitive functioning.