Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

69 Patient Ratings
3 Patient Comments

Gordon J. Chelune, Ph.D.

Clinical Details

Locations

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

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

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending doctor
4.6
My confidence in doctor
4.7
Time doctor spent with me
4.6
Doctor spoke using clear language
4.6
Doctor's effort to include me in decisions
4.4
Doctor's concern for questions & worries
4.5
Doctor's explanation of condition/problem
4.5
Wait time at clinic
4.4
Doctor's friendliness and courtesy
4.7

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

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

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’s research spans several areas but has focused primarily on longitudinal assessment and methods of measuring reliable change in outcomes research and cognitive aging, cognitive assessment methods, and memory disorders. He is currently developing methods for assessing trajectories of cognitive change over time as a potential biomarker of neurologic integrity for the early detection of dementia. 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 Treasurer 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

Education History

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

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Duff K, Chelune G, Dennett (2012)Within-session practice effects in patients referred for suspected dementia.  Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders (electronic), 33(4),245-9
  2. Suchy Y, Chelune G, Franchow EI, Thorgusen S(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 R(2011)Cognitive decline in the elderly: an analysis of population heterogeneity  Age and Ageing, 40(6),684-689

Book Chapter

  1. Chelune GJ, Duff (2012)The Assessment of change: Serial assessments in dementia evaluation  , 43-57

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