Michael Parsons, Ph.D.

Michael Parsons, Ph.D.
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Department Center for Behavioral Health
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
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Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
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Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


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Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cognitive/neuropsychological Evaluations
  • Neuropsychological Evaluation
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Alzheimer's and Dementia
  • Brain Cancer (Brain Tumor)
  • Encephalopathy
  • Epilepsy
  • Memory Loss
  • Stroke
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About Michael Parsons, Ph.D.

Michael W. Parsons, PhD, joined the Section of Neuropsychology at Cleveland Clinic in 2007 as an Adult Neuropsychologist. He provides neuropsychological evaluations for adults for a broad range of referral questions, and consults to services throughout the clinic and community. These evaluations assist in diagnosis and treatment of medical and psychological conditions that affect brain function.

His research involves the use of functional and structural brain imaging techniques to study processes of learning and memory in cognitively intact individuals and patient populations. Other research interests include the effects of brain and other cancers on cognitive function, as well as the effects of cancer treatment on cognition.

Dr. Parsons is a Diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology and the American Board of Professional Psychology.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Medical College of Wisconsin Clinics
Milwaukee, WI USA

Medical School - University of Texas at Austin
Doctor of Philosophy
Austin, TX USA

Internship - University of Florida College of Medicine
Clinical Psychology
Gainesville, FL USA

Undergraduate - University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA USA

Specialty Interests

Brain tumor, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease, Epilepsy, evaluation of cognitive changes associated with other neurologic conditions including head injury, Huntington Disease, ALS, memory and memory disorders, memory executive functioning, movement and movement disorders, MS, Multiple Sclerosis, neurodegenerative diseases, neuropsychological assessment, neuropsychology, traumatic brain injury and other neurologic conditions

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 7/28/2016, Dr. Parsons has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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