Natalie Sandel Sherry, PsyD

  • Assistant Professor

Natalie Sherry, PsyD, is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist in the Departments of Neurological Surgery, Neurology, and Hematology/Oncology. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Pittsburgh in neuroscience graduating summa cum laude. She also has a joint degree from Widener University including a doctorate in clinical psychology and a master’s in business administration. She completed internship rotations in the Department of Neurology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Temple University Hospital. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at the UPMC Sports Concussion Program. 

Dr. Sherry conducts neuropsychological testing for a variety of neurological, medical and psychological conditions and is actively involved in clinical research.

Specialized Areas of Interest


Board Certifications

American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology

Professional Organization Membership

American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology
American Psychological Association
International Neuropsychological Society
Pennsylvania Psychological Association
Sports Neuropsychology Society

Education & Training

  • BS, Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh, 2011
  • MA, Clinical Psychology, 2014
  • MBA, Widener University, 2016
  • PsyD, Widener University, 2016
  • Clinical Neuropsychology Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2018

Honors & Awards

  • Senior Researcher Award, American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2019

Selected Publications

Sherry N, Ernst N, French JE, Eagle S, Collins MW,  Kontos AP. Performance validity testing in patients presenting to a specialty clinic with a mild traumatic brain injury. J Head Trauma Rehab [Online ahead of print].

Sherry N, Trbovich A, Holland C, Eagle S, Bitzer H, Kontos AP. Predictors of poor reading performance in student-athletes following sport-related concussion. Appl Neuropsychol Child [Online ahead of print].

Sherry NS, Fazio-Sumrok V, Sufrinko A, Collins MW, Kontos AP. Multimodal assessment of sport-related concussion. Clin J Sport Med 31(3):244-249, 2021.

Kontos AP, Elbin RJ, Trbovich A, Womble M, Said A, Sumrok VF, French J, Kegel N, Puskar A, Sherry N, Holland C, Collins M. Concussion clinical profiles screening (CP Screen) Tool: Preliminary evidence to inform a multidisciplinary approachNeurosurgery 87(2):348-356, 2020.

Trbovich AM, Sherry NK, Henley J, Emami K, Kontos AP. The Utility of the Convergence Insufficiency Symptom Inventory (CISS) post-concussion. Brain Inj 33(12):1545-1551, 2019.

Kontos AP, Sufrinko A, Sandel N, Emami K, Collins MW. Sport-related concussion clinical profiles: Clinical characteristics, targeted treatments, and preliminary evidence. Curr Sports Med Rep 18(3):82-92, 2019.

Sandel N, Collins MW. Diagnosis and management of mild traumatic brain injury. Current Trauma Rep 4(2):127-137, 2018.

Sandel NK, Worts PR, Burkhart S, Henry L. Comparison of baseline ImPACT performance in amateur motocross riders to football and basketball athletes. Brain Inj 32(4):493-497, 2018.

Sandel N, Reynolds E, Cohen PE, Gillie BL, Kontos AP. Anxiety and mood clinical profile following sport-related concussion: From risk factors to treatment. Sport Exerc Perform Psychol 6(3):304-323, 2017.

Sandel NK, Schatz P, Goldberg KB, Lazar M. Sex-based differences in cognitive deficits and symptom reporting among acutely concussed high school lacrosse players. Am J Sports Med 45(4):937-944, 2017.

Reynolds E, Fazio VC, Sandel N, Schatz P, Henry LC. Cognitive development and the Immediate Post-concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing: A case for separate norms in pre-adolescentsAppl Neuropsychol Child 5(4):283-93, 2016.

Henry LC, Sandel N. Adolescent subtest norms for the ImPACT neurocognitive batteryAppl Neuropsychol Child 4(4):266-76, 2015.