- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Neurology
- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Psychiatry
- Heidi Allison Bender, PhD, is a neuropsychologist in the Department of Neurology, Division of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, and an Assistant Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She recently came to Mount Sinai from New York University School of Medicine’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, where she completed a three-year Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology under the auspices of the National Institutes of Health National Service Research Award program.
Dr. Bender graduated from New York University with a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Psychology. She received two additional Masters degrees and a Ph.D. from the Neuropsychology Subprogram of the City University of New York (CUNY) Doctoral Program in Psychology, supported by Queens College and the Graduate Center. Dr. Bender completed her Clinical Internship at The Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine at New York University Medical Center.
An accomplished researcher in the neuropsychology of epilepsy and seizure disorders, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and pediatric neurological disorders, Dr. Bender has been an invited lecturer throughout the country and has published numerous peer-reviewed manuscripts on these topics in top-tier national and international scientific journals. Dr. Bender has also been the recipient of grants and training awards from the Epilepsy Foundation of America, American Psychological Association, New York State Psychological Association–Neuropsychology Division, and the Agency for Research Healthcare and Quality.
She also has a long-standing interest in the neuropsychological assessment of immigrant populations and is currently the co-Chair of New York Neuropsychology Group’s Bilingual Task Force, active member of the Hispanic Neuropsychological Society, and Chairperson of New York University Group’s Spring Conference entitled “Cultural Diversity and the Evolution of the Clinical Neurosciences.”
Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.
Dr. Bender did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2013 and/or 2014: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.
Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website at http://icahn.mssm.edu/about-us/services-and-resources/faculty-resources/handbooks-and-policies/faculty-handbook. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.
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