Donna K Broshek

Donna K Broshek, PhD

Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences
Call 434.924.2718
Primary Location:

PO Box 800623

Charlottesville, VA 22908-0623

Secondary Locations:
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, Psychiatry Services - Adult

Associate Professor of Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education


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.

George Mason University, 1996
Clinical Psychology, University of Virginia
Clinical Neuropsychology, University of Virginia