The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Department of Neurology
Reed Hall East, Suite 2206
1620 McElderry Street
Baltimore, MD 21287
Dr. Selnes received his doctoral degree from the University of Rochester in New York, and completed a 5-year post-doctoral training program in Minneapolis where he studied recovery of aphasia after stroke. Dr. Selnes joined the faculty of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1983.
Now a Professor of Neurology in the Division of Cognitive Neuroscience, Dr. Selnes also has a joint appointment in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Since coming to Johns Hopkins, Dr. Selnes’ research has focused on two primary causes of cognitive impairment: (1) dementia in patients with HIV-infection, and (2) cognitive decline in patients with cerebrovascular disease. He is part of a multidisciplinary team examining the causes and time-course of cognitive and other neurobehavioral changes in patients who undergo coronary artery bypass surgery with or without cardiopulmonary bypass. Dr. Selnes and his co-investigators have published extensively in the area of coronary artery bypass and cerebrovascular-related cognitive impairment and he is internationally recognized for his work in the field of cognitive changes in the setting of cardiac surgery.
Clinically, Dr. Selnes specializes in the neuropsychological evaluation of language, memory loss and other neurobehavioral syndromes, with a special interest in cognitive impairment due to cerebrovascular disease.
Dr. Selnes currently sees patients on Tuesdays and Thursdays through the Division of Medical Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
Board of Examiners of Psychologists