Melissa Sutcliffe, PhD
Assistant Professor

Melissa S. Sutcliffe, PhD,, ABPP, is an assistant professor and the Clinical Director of Pediatric Neuropsychologist in the Division of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

Dr. Sutcliffe currently provides a wide variety of neuropsychological services to both inpatients and outpatients. She spends much of her time on the new Children’s Hospital Rehabilitation Unit, providing neuropsychological and school planning services to children with acute traumatic brain injury, stroke, brain tumors, and a variety of neurodevelopmental disorders. She also provides comprehensive outpatient neuropsychological evaluations to children with a variety of presenting problems. Common populations seen include children with epilepsy, brain tumors, Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy, and traumatic brain injury

In addition to clinical work, Dr. Sutcliffe provides supervision and training to pre- and post-doctoral trainees in pediatric neuropsychology.



Specialized Areas of Interest
Cerebral Palsy, Traumatic Brain Injury, Cognitive Sequelae of TBI

Board Certifications
Clinical Neuropsychology (American Board of Professional Psychology)

Education & Training
BA, Psychology, Brandeis University, Cum Laude with High Honors, 2003
MS, Psychology, University of Florid, 2007
PhD, Psychology, University of Florida, 2011

Professional Organization Membership
American Psychological Society
International Neuropsychological Society
American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology