Dr. Alexander Tan, Pediatric Neuropsychology

Alexander Tan, Ph.D., is a pediatric neuropsychologist at CHOC Children’s with expertise in the assessment of neurological and neurodevelopmental disorders in children and adolescents. Dr. Tan co-directs the CHOC Children’s Heart Institute Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Clinic and is an affiliate member of the Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Outcome Collaborative. His clinical and research interests include neuropsychological outcomes of congenital heart disease and demyelinating disorders, and he has co-authored over 40 scientific presentations and journal articles. Additionally, he is actively involved in pediatric neuropsychology internship and fellowship training and supervision.

On an international level, Dr. Tan serves on the APA Society for Clinical Neuropsychology Education Advisory Committee and is a co-founder of KnowNeuropsychology, and he is passionate about advancing neuropsychology education, training and mentorship. He also serves on the Asian Neuropsychological Association Executive Committee and is a delegate of the Cultural Neuropsychology Council, and he participates in advocacy related to cultural disparities within neuropsychology. Additionally, he is a professional member of the International Neuropsychological Society and National Academy of Neuropsychology, and an affiliate member of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology.

Clinical Interests

Neuropsychological assessment of neurological and neurodevelopmental disorders including congenital heart disease and demyelinating disorders.

Research Focus

Neuropsychological outcomes of congenital heart disease and demyelinating disorders.


CHOC Pediatric Psychology
1120 W. La Veta Ave., Suite 470
Orange, CA 92868
phone: 714-509-8481
fax: 714-509-8756


  • Graduate School
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Dallas, TX
  • Residency
    Children’s Health and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Internship in Pediatric Neuropsychology, Dallas, TX
  • Fellowship
    Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University, Fellowship in Pediatric Neuropsychology, Atlanta, GA


Tan, A., Marcus, D. J., Howarth, R. A., & Gombolay, G. (2021). Neuropsychological phenotypes of pediatric anti-myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein associated disorders: a case series. Neuropediatrics. Epub ahead of print.

Tan, A., Semmel, E., Wolf, I., Hammett, B., & Ilardi, D. (2020). Implementing standard screening for autism spectrum disorder in congenital heart disease. Cardiology in the Young, 30(8), 1118-1125.

Wilmoth, K., Curcio, N., Tarkenton, T., Meredith-Duliba, T., Tan, A., Didehbani, N., Hynan, L. S., Miller, S., Bell, K. R., & Cullum, C. M. (2019). Utility of brief psychological measures for prediction of prolonged symptom clearance in concussed student athletes. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology. Epub ahead of print.

Wilmoth, K., Tan, A., Hague, C., Tarkenton, T., Silver, C. H., Didehbani, N., Rossetti, H. C., Bell, K. R., & Cullum, C. M. (2019). Current state of the literature on psychological and social sequelae of sports-related concussion in school-aged children and adolescents. Journal of Experimental Neuroscience, 13, 1-9.

Tan, A., Delgaty, L., Steward, K., & Bunner, M. (2018). Performance-based measures and behavioral ratings of executive function in diagnosing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children. ADHD Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders, 10(4), 309-316.

Tan, A., Dhima, K., & Holland, A. A. (2018). Creating professional development opportunities for students. Texas Psychologist, 77(2), 9-11.

Tan, A., Goodspeed, K., & Bordes Edgar, V. (2018). Pitt-Hopkins syndrome: a unique case study. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 24(9), 995-1002.

Tan, A., Hague, C., Greenberg, B. M., & Harder, L. (2018). Neuropsychological outcomes of pediatric demyelinating diseases: a review. Child Neuropsychology, 24(5), 575-597.

Steward, K., Tan, A., Delgaty, L., Gonzales, M. M., & Bunner, M. (2017). Low self-awareness of executive functioning deficits in adolescents with ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders, 21(4), 316-322.

Tan, A. (2017). Starting a successful local neuropsychology interest group. Texas Psychological Association Neuropsychology Division Newsletter, 1(2).

Tan, A., Yeh, S. H., Liu, C. J., Cheung, C., & Chen, P. J. (2008). Viral hepatocarcinogenesis: from infection to cancer. Liver International, 28(2), 175-188.

  • Alexander Tan Ph.D.
    • Specialties: Neuropsychology, Psychology