Luke C. Henry, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

Luke Henry, PhD, joined the Department of Neurological Surgery in November of 2015. Dr. Henry completed his doctorate in clinical neuropsychology, specializing in research and intervention, at the Université de Montréal in 2011. He then moved to Pittsburgh where he completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the UPMC Sports Concussion Program. Dr. Henry worked for two years as a clinical instructor within the concussion program before joining the Department of Neurological Surgery.

In his current role, Dr. Henry is responsible for pre- and post-operative neuropsychological testing for a variety of pathologies/conditions including movement disorders, epilepsy, Chiari malformations, brain tumors and post-TBI assessments. He is also actively involved with various research endeavors with other faculty members within the department. Dr. Henry is the lead neuropsychologist in the department, overseeing the growth of neuropsychological services within the department and in collaboration with other departments. He is also involved with doctoral-level training for clinical psychology students from the University of Pittsburgh and Chatham University. Additionally, he is the instructor for the graduate-level cognitive assessment class at the University of Pittsburgh where he is an adjunct professor.

Dr. Henry's publications can be reviewed through the National Library of Medicine's publication database.

Specialized Areas of Interest

Neuropsychological function; clinical outcomes.

Hospital Privileges

UPMC Mercy
UPMC Presbyterian
UPMC Shadyside

Professional Organization Membership

American Psychological Association
International Neuropsychological Society
National Academy of Neuropsychology

Professional Activities

Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh
Advisor, pre-doc psychology intern/grad students, University of Pittsburgh, Chatham University

Education & Training

  • BS, Psychology, University of Calgary, 2003
  • MS, Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Calgary, 2006
  • PhD, Clinical Neuropsychology, Université de Montréal, 2011
  • Fellowship, Clinical Neuropsychology, UPMC, 2013

Research Activities

Dr. Henry is involved in Chiari-I malformation research with ongoing data collection and a manuscript in preparation. He is also a part of the deep brain stimulation research group within the University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery, and he remains involved in research looking into the cognitive effects of meningiomas pre- and post-operatively. Finally, he is also involved in epilepsy research, working closely with Jorge Gonzalez-Martinez, MD, PhD, and Brad Mahon, PhD, of Carnegie Mellon University.