Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

69 Patient Ratings
3 Patient Comments

Gordon J. Chelune, Ph.D.

Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

69 Patient Ratings
3 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 585-7575
Imaging and Neurosciences Center
Cognitive Disorders Clinic
729 Arapeen Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108


Dr. Gordon Chelune is a board certified Clinical Neuropsychologist with over 35 years of experience. His clinical interests include behavioral and cognitive disorders associated with neurological conditions such as neurodegenerative disease, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy. Dr. Chelune is particularly interested in memory disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, as well as deficits of higher executive function.

Dr. Chelune sees patients and performs neuropsychological evaluations in the Cognitive Disorders Clinic, a sub-specialty clinic of the University of Utah Center for Alzheimer’s Care, Imaging and Research (CACIR) in the Department of Neurology.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Neurology - Professor
Academic Divisions Cognitive Neurology
Board Certification American Board of Professional Psychology (Sub: Clinical Neuropsychology)

Patient Ratings

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April 06, 2012

Good all around.

March 26, 2012

I am and have been part of a study at U of U Neurology for quite some time. My experience has been very good each time I go.

March 20, 2012

Both doctor and assisstant were very kind and clearly experienced and capable.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Cognitive Assessment Methods
  • Neuropsychological Test Development
  • Longitudinal Assessment
  • Memory Disorders
  • Cognitive Change Over Time

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Neurology - Professor
Academic Divisions Cognitive Neurology
Board Certification American Board of Professional Psychology (Sub: Clinical Neuropsychology)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 585-6546 Center for Alzheimer's Care, Imaging & Research
650 Komas
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

Gordon J. Chelune, Ph.D., ABPP(CN), is Professor of Neurology and Senior Neuropsychologist at the University of Utah Center for Alzheimer's Care, Imaging and Research (CACIR) in the Division of Cognitive Neurology. Dr. Chelune is also an active member of the faculty of the Center on Aging, the Department of Psychology and The Brain Institute at the University of Utah.

Dr. Chelune earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Nevada at Reno, and subsequently completed his neuropsychology fellowship at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Before he joined the University of Utah faculty in 2006, Dr. Chelune was a member of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, where he directed Neuropsychological Services at the Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis Treatment and Research, and founded the Section of Neuropsychology.

Dr. Chelune conducts clinical research into cognitive aging and the neuropsychology of dementing disorders. His main areas of interest include longitudinal assessment and methods of measuring reliable change in outcome studies and memory disorders, cognitive assessment methods, and the evaluation of brain circuitry, connectivity, and structure in normal aging. He is currently developing methods to predict risk of dementia using cognitive trajectories, and is working with an interdisciplinary team to localize executive impairments in Alzheimer’s with functional neuroimaging. He has been actively involved in neuropsychological test development and outcomes research throughout his career.

Active in the field of clinical neuropsychology for more than 35 years, Dr. Chelune is a Fellow of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, the American Psychological Association in the Division of Clinical Neuropsychology, and the Society for Personality Assessment. He has served as President of the National Academy of Neuropsychology and the Division of Clinical Neuropsychology of the American Psychological Association, and is currently the Executive Director of the International Neuropsychological Society.

He enjoys travel and “good” sushi, and since coming to Utah he has taken up downhill skiing, scuba diving, and has become an avid hiker.


Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center
Clinical Neuropsychology
Residency Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System
Clinical Psychology
Doctoral Training University of Nevada, Reno
Clinical Psychology
Undergraduate University of San Francisco


Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Duff K, Chelune G, Dennett K (2012). Within-session practice effects in patients referred for suspected dementia. Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord, 33(4), 245-9.
  2. Suchy Y, Chelune G, Franchow EI, Thorgusen SR (2012). Confronting patients about insufficient effort: the impact on subsequent symptom validity and memory performance. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 26(8), 1296-311.
  3. Hayden KM, Reed BR, Manly JJ, Tommet D, Pietrzak RH, Chelune GJ, Yang FM, Revell AJ, Bennett DA, Jones RN (2011). Cognitive decline in the elderly: an analysis of population heterogeneity. Age and Ageing, 40(6), 684-689.

Book Chapter

  1. Chelune GJ, Duff K (2012). The Assessment of change: Serial assessments in dementia evaluation. In Ravdin LD, Katzen H (Ed.), Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Aging and Dementia (pp. 43-57). New York: Springer.

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