Donna K Broshek, PhD
- Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences
- ABMS Certification:
- Licensed Clinical Psychologist
- Research Interests:
Epilepsy, mild head injury, sports related concussion, neuropsychological sequelae of organ transplant
- Clinical Practice:
- Epilepsy, Postconcussion Syndrome (PCS), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) & Concussion, Neuropsychology
Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences and Professor of Education
Donna Broshek, PhD, ABPP-CN, is the John Edward Fowler Professor of Psychology. She directs the Neurocognitive Assessment Lab and co-directs the UVA Acute Concussion Evaluation Clinic. Although she sees patients with multiple medical and neurologic issues, her clinical and research interests focus primarily on epilepsy and sports concussion.
She is on the professional advisory board for the Epilepsy Foundation, is past-president and board member of the Sports Neuropsychology Society, and is a member of the NBA Concussion Committee. Broshek is also a founding member of the executive committee of the International Congress for Athlete Brain Health.
Locally, she serves on concussion committees at area schools and promotes individualized care of athletes and other patients who sustain concussions. In addition, Broshek is a board member of BridgeLine, a program serving individuals with brain injury. Balancing science and compassion in clinical care is her personal goal.
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, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, and Northern Virginia.
Broshek received her doctoral degree from George Mason University. She completed an internship in clinical psychology and a fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at UVA.
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. In her free time, Broshek enjoys traveling, reading and dancing.
- George Mason University, 1996
- Clinical Psychology, University of Virginia
- Clinical Neuropsychology, University of Virginia