Pegah Touradji, Ph.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Languages: English, Farsi


Adjustment to Chronic Illness, Aneurysms, Autoimmune Diseases, Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Encephalopathy, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuro Rehabilitation, Neuropsychology, Psychologist, Rehabilitation Psychology, Stroke Rehabilitation, Transplant Rehabilitation, Traumatic and Non-traumatic Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury more

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

Appointment Phone: 443-997-5476
1800 Orleans St.
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287
Phone: 410-502-2442 | Fax: 410-614-4033
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Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station

Appointment Phone: 443-997-5476
10803 Falls Road
Pavilion III, Suite 2100
Lutherville, MD 21093
Fax: 410-614-4033
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Dr. Pegah Touradji is an assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

A fellowship-trained rehabilitation neuropsychologist, she specializes in helping people with brain-related dysfunction restore their emotions, moods, function and home lives.

Dr. Touradji earned her doctoral degree at Teachers College, Columbia University. She completed fellowships at both Johns Hopkins (physical medicine and rehabilitation) and the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital (clinical psychology) in Tampa, Florida.

She is a member of the neuropsychology training faculty of the Hopkins-affiliated Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Consider referring patients to Dr. Touradji who have:

  • Cognitive complaints impacting daily function
  • Memory difficulty
  • Attention difficulty
  • Slow processing speed
  • Difficulty solving problems more


  • Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Departments / Divisions



  • Clinical Psychology; James A Haley Veterans Hospital (2004)
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2006)

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Magnitude of cognitive dysfunction in adults with type 2 diabetes: a meta-analysis of six cognitive domains and the most frequently reported neuropsychological tests within domains.
Palta P, Schneider AL, Biessels GJ, Touradji P, Hill-Briggs F.  
J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2014 Mar;20(3):278-91. doi: 10.1017/S1355617713001483. Epub 2014 Feb 20.

Reducing deep sedation and delirium in acute lung injury patients: a quality improvement project*.
Hager DN, Dinglas VD, Subhas S, Rowden AM, Neufeld KJ, Bienvenu OJ, Touradji P, Colantuoni E, Reddy DR, Brower RG, Needham DM.
Crit Care Med. 2013 Jun;41(6):1435-42. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e31827ca949.

The effect of a quality improvement intervention on perceived sleep quality and cognition in a medical ICU.
Kamdar BB, King LM, Collop NA, Sakamuri S, Colantuoni E, Neufeld KJ, Bienvenu OJ, Rowden AM, Touradji P, Brower RG, Needham DM.
Crit Care Med. 2013 Mar;41(3):800-9. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e3182746442.

The Johns Hopkins Delirium Consortium: a model for collaborating across disciplines and departments for delirium prevention and treatment.
Neufeld KJ, Joseph Bienvenu O, Rosenberg PB, Mears SC, Lee HB, Kamdar BB, Sieber FE, Krumm SK, Walston JD, Hager DN, Touradji P, Needham DM.
J Am Geriatr Soc. 2011 Nov;59 Suppl 2:S244-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2011.03672.x.

The culture of time in neuropsychological assessment: exploring the effects of culture-specific time attitudes on timed test performance in Russian and American samples.
Agranovich AV, Panter AT, Puente AE, Touradji P.
J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2011 Jul;17(4):692-701.

Inpatient rehabilitation diabetes consult service: a rehabilitation psychology approach to assessment and intervention.
Schumann KP, Touradji P, Hill-Briggs F.
Rehabil Psychol. 2010 Nov;55(4):331-9. doi: 10.1037/a0021456.

The Three Cities Test: preliminary validation of a short bedside memory test in persons with acute stroke.
Johnson-Greene D, Touradji P, Emmerson LC.
Top Stroke Rehabil. 2009 Sep-Oct;16(5):321-9. doi: 10.1310/tsr1605-321.

Executive control and learning pattern on the CVLT.
Lebowitz BK, Touradji P, Jonen L, Belanger HG, Curtiss G, Vanderploeg RD.
J Clin Exp Neuropsychol. 2006 Oct;28(7):1208-17.

Acculturation, reading level, and neuropsychological test performance among African American elders.
Manly JJ, Byrd DA, Touradji P, Stern Y.
Appl Neuropsychol. 2004;11(1):37-46.

Cancellation test performance in African American, Hispanic, and White elderly.
Byrd DA, Touradji P, Tang MX, Manly JJ.
J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2004 May;10(3):401-11.

Literacy and memory decline among ethnically diverse elders.
Manly JJ, Touradji P, Tang MX, Stern Y.
J Clin Exp Neuropsychol. 2003 Aug;25(5):680-90.

Reading level attenuates differences in neuropsychological test performance between African American and White elders.
Manly JJ, Jacobs DM, Touradji P, Small SA, Stern Y.
J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2002 Mar;8(3):341-8. Erratum in: J Int Neuropsychol Soc 2002 May;8(4):605.

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