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Susan Bookheimer, PhD


Susan Bookheimer, PhD

UCLA Physician Susan Bookheimer, PhD specializes in Neuropsychology.
Language Spoken
Hospital Affiliation
Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
State License Number
(800) 825-9989 Appointments and referral
(310) 794-6386 Office
Fax Number
(319) 206-1866
Email Address
PhD, Wayne State University, 1988
Research Interest
Functional brain imaging; autism, Alzheimer's; brain tumors; epilepsy.
Awards & Recognition

Joaquin Fuster Endowed Chair in Cognitive Neurosciences


1. Bhatia, S.; Bookheimer, S.Y.; Gaillard, W.; and Theodore, W.T. (1993). Measurement of whole temporal lobe and hippocampus for MR volumetry: Normative data. Neurology, 43(10): 2006-2010.
2. Blaxton, T. and Bookheimer, S.Y. (1993). Retrieval inhibition in anomia. Brain and Language, 44: 221-237.
3. Cohen, M.S. and Bookheimer, S.Y. (1994). Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Trends in Neurosciences, 17(7): 268-77.
4. Cuenod, C.A.; Bookheimer, S.Y.; Hertz-Pannier, L.; Frank, J.A.; Zeffiro, T.A.; Theodore, W.H.; and Le Bihan, D. (1995). Functional MRI during Word Generation using Conventional Equipment: A Potential Tool for Language Localization in Clinical Environment. Neurology 45(10): 1821-1827.
5. Bookheimer, S.Y.; Zeffiro, T.A.; Blaxton, T.; Gaillard, W.D.; and Theodore, W.H. (1995). Regional Cerebral Blood Flow during Object Naming and Word Reading. Human Brain Mapping 3(2): 93-106.
6. Gaillard, W.D.; Bhatia, S.; Bookheimer, S.Y.; Fazilat, S.; Sato, S.; and Theodore, W.H. (1995). FDG-PET and Volumetric MRI in the evaluation of patients with partial epilepsy. Neurology, 45(1): 123-126.
7. Malow, B.A.; Blaxton, T.A.; Sato, S.; Bookheimer, S.Y.; Kufta, C.V. Figlozzi, C.M.; and Theodore, W.H. (1996). Cortical Stimulation Elicits Regional Distinctions in Auditory and Visual Naming. Epilepsia, 37(3): 245-252.
8. Bookheimer, S.Y. (1996). Functional MRI Applications in Clinical Epilepsy. NeuroImage, 4(3): S139-S146.
9. Blaxton, T.A.; Bookheimer, S.Y.; Zeffiro, T.A.; Figlozzi, C.M.; Gaillard, W.D.; and Theodore, W.H. (1996). Functional Mapping of Human Memory Using PET: Comparisons of Conceptual and Perceptual Tasks. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 50(1): 42-56.
10. Blaxton, T.A.; Zeffiro, T.A.; Gabrieli, J.D.E.; Bookheimer, S.Y.; Carillo, M.C.; Theodore, W.H.; and Disterhoft, J.F. (1996) Functional Mapping of Human Learning: A PET Activation Study of Eyeblink Conditioning. Journal of Neurosciences, 16(12): 4032-4040.
11. Cohen, M.S.; Kosslyn, S.M.; Breiter, H.C.; DiGirolamo, G.J.; Thompson, W.L.; Bookheimer, S.Y.; Belliveau, J.W.; Rosen, B.R. (1996). Changes in Cortical Activity During Mental Rotation: A mapping study using functional magnetic resonance imaging. Brain, 119: 89-100. (Cover Article).
12. Bookheimer, S.Y.; Zeffiro, T.A.; Blaxton, T.; Malow, B.A.; Gaillard, W.D.; Sato, S.; Kufta, C.; Fedio, P.; and Theodore, W.H. (1997). A Direct Comparison of PET Activation and Electrocortical Stimulation Mapping for Language Localization. Neurology. 48(4) 1056-1065.
13. Savic I., Bookheimer SY, Fried I., Engel J. Jr (1997). Olfactory bedside test. A simple approach to identify temporo-orbitofrontal dysfunction. Arch Neurol 54(2):162-8.
14. Hertz-Pannier, L.; Gaillard, W.D.; Mott, S.H.; Cuenod, C.A.; Bookheimer, S.Y.; Weinstein, S.; Conry, J.; Papero, P.; Schiff, S.J.; Le Bihan, D.; and Theodore, W.H. (1997). Noninvasive Assessment of Language Dominance in Children and Adolescents with Functional MRI: A Preliminary Study. Neurology.48(4):1003-12
15. Bookheimer, S.Y.; Zeffiro, T.A.; Blaxton, T.; Gaillard, W.D.; Malow, B, and Theodore, W.H. (1998). Regional Cerebral Blood Flow during Auditory Responsive Naming: Evidence for Cross- Modality Neural Activation. Neuroreport, Vol 9 (10).
16. Hunter, Kevin. E.; Blaxton, Teresa. A.; Bookheimer, S.Y.; Figlozzi, C.; Grandin, C.; Anyanwu, A.; and Theodore, W. (1998). O15 water Positron Emission Tomography in language localization: A study comparing rater evaluations and computerized region of interest analysis of PET studies with the Wada test. (1999) Annals of Neurology 45(5) 662-665.
17. Small, G; Chen, ST; Komo, S;, Ercoli, L; Bookheimer, S.Y., Miller, K; Kaplan, A, Dorsey, D.; Scott, W.K., Saunders, A.M., Haines, L.; Roses, A.D., Pericak-Vance, M. (1999) Memory Self-appraisal in middle aged and older adults with the apolipoprotein E-4 Allele. Am. J Psychiatry 156:1035-1038.
18. Theodore, William. H.; Bhatia, Sanjiv.; Hatta, Junko.; Fazilat, Shahin.; DeCarli, Charles.; Bookheimer, S.Y.; and Gaillard, William. D.(1999). Hippocampal atrophy, epilepsy duration, and febrile seizures in patients with partial seizures. Neurology. Jan 1;52(1):132-6.
19. Gaillard, W.D., Bookheimer, S.Y., Hertz-Pannier, L and Blaxton, TA (1999). The Non-invasive identification of language function: Neuroimaging and rapid transcranial magnetic stimulation. Neurosurg. Clin. N Amer. 8(3) 321-335.
20. Bookheimer, S.Y.; Dapretto, M.; Karmarkar, U. (1999). Functional MRI in Children with Epilepsy. Developmental Neurosciences 21(3-5), 191-199.

For a complete list, go to my publications listing at PubMed.gov.

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