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Donna Broshek, PhD

Donna K Broshek, PhD

Department: Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences Division: Neuropsychology Title: Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences ABMS Certification: Licensed Clinical Psychologist Other Appointment: Associate Professor of Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education

Contact Information

P.O. Box 800623 Charlottesville, VA 22908-0623 Phone: 434.924.2718 | Fax: 434.243.6546 Other Locations:
Acute Concussion Evaluation Clinic

Biography

Donna Broshek directs the Neurocognitive Assessment Lab and co-directs the Acute Concussion Evaluation (ACE) Clinic at UVA. Although she sees patients with multiple medical and neurologic issues, most of her clinical and research interests are in epilepsy and sports concussion. She is on the Professional Advisory Board for the Epilepsy Foundation, serves as president of the Sports Neuropsychology Society and is a member of the NBA Concussion Committee. She is also on concussion committees of local schools and promotes individualized care of athletes and other patients who sustain concussions. Balancing science and compassion in clinical care is her personal goal. 

Dr. Broshek’s father was an officer in the Air Force. She was born in Casablanca, Morocco, and lived in the suburbs of Paris as a child. Her weekends were spent visiting castles and other amazing sights in the French countryside. She also lived in California, Germany, Northern Virginia, Georgia, Louisiana and Maryland. She earned her doctorate at George Mason University and then completed her clinical psychology internship and postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at UVA. She has been on the faculty as a neuropsychologist since 1998.  

Dr. Broshek has now lived in Charlottesville longer than anywhere else and considers it her home. She loves the beauty of the countryside, the amazing restaurants, wineries, UVA sports teams and the good-natured and good-humored people of Charlottesville. Dr. Broshek also enjoys traveling, especially to warm climates, and wishes she had more time to read fiction. Dancing is her favorite form of exercise. In college she taught dance to preschoolers.