Dr. James Root


Dr. Root’s research focuses on the cognitive effects of cancer diagnosis and treatment within the Neurocognitive Research Laboratory at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, utilizing neurocognitive and neuroimaging techniques to investigate the effects of cancer treatment on cognition, as well as on brain structure and function. Dr. Root’s clinical expertise as a neuropsychologist is in the assessment of cognitive abilities (e.g., memory, attention, language, executive functioning) in adults and adolescents specifically following cancer diagnosis and treatment. Key areas of focus are the effects of surgery, anesthetic exposure, chemotherapy treatment and endocrine therapies on cognition.
Dr. Root completed his postdoctoral training in clinical neuropsychology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and a second fellowship in neuroimaging at Weill Cornell Medical College. He completed his predoctoral residency in neuropsychology at Yale University School of Medicine.


Email: rootj@mskcc.org

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