Dr. Jonathan E. Romain, Neuropsychology

Dr. Jonathan E. Romain, Neuropsychology

  • Jonathan E Romain PhD
  • Appointments:
  • Specialties: Neuropsychology, Psychology
  • Board Certified: Neuropsychology
  • Additional Languages: English

Dr. Romain is board certified in clinical neuropsychology and pediatric neuropsychology, with expertise in the evaluation of complex neurological disorders in school-age pediatric patients. He is on medical staff at CHOC Hospital and is a Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at University of California-Irvine, School of Medicine. He is a member of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at CHOC and serves as the co-director of the Multi-Disciplinary Concussion Clinic. He also is actively involved in pediatric neuropsychology residency training. Dr. Romain also has a postdoctoral Master of Science degree in psychopharmacology.

Prior to moving to CHOC, Dr. Romain was an assistant clinical professor of Neurology and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and served as the co-director of the Moderate TBI program. Dr. Romain is a fellow of the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) and is an active member of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN). Outside of work, Dr. Romain enjoys hockey, guitar, fly-fishing, and grilling with family.

Clinical Interests

Neuropsychological assessment of neurological disorders including epilepsy, traumatic brain injury (TBI), concussion, and learning disabilities.

Research Focus

Neurocognitive effects of concussion and neurological disorders.

Jonathan E Romain PhD is on staff at CHOC Hospital in Orange .


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


  • California School of Professional Psychology, Ph.D. Clinical Psychology
  • California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant University, M.S., Clinical Psychopharmacology
  • Internship
    Franciscan Children’s Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, Boston, MA
  • Residency
    Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Lectures and Presentations

  • Early Child Brain Development and Reading to your Child
  • Managing Medically Complicated and Noncompliant Youth and Adolescents in the Hospital
  • Neuropsychology of Epilepsy
  • Organizing your Disorganized Child
  • Survivor Symposium: Effects of Concussion in High School Athletes
  • Treatment of the Child with Executive Dysfunction: From Neuropsychologist’s Office to Therapist’s Office

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology
  • American Board of Professional Psychology
  • Midwest Neuropsychology Group


Romain, J. (2015). What is Dyslexia? OC Register, Orange County, CA.

Romain, J. and Taraman, S. (2014). Commentary: Concussions impact Adolescents’ mental health. Pediatric News.

Romain, J. (2014). Organizing your Disorganized Child. OC Parenting Magazine, Orange County, CA.

Niskala-Apps, J. and Romain, J. (2013). Psychological and Neuropsychological Testing. In L.W. Roberts, R. Balon, and R. Layde (Eds.) International Handbook of Psychiatry: A Concise Guide for Medical Students, Residents, and Medical Practitioners.

Romain, J. (2011). Long-term Assessment of Concussion. In J. Niskala-Apps, K. Walter (Eds.) Pediatric and Adolescent Concussion. New York: Springer.

Romain, J. (2008). Grand Larceny in the First-Grade: Traumatic Brain Injury in the school-Aged Years. In J. Niskala-Apps, R.F. Newby, and L.W. Roberts (Eds.) Pediatric Neuropsychology Case Studies. New York: Springer Science+Business Media, Inc.


Behind concussions
Cognitive Side to Mental Health & the Psychology Behind Concussions

Concussions can be complicated and multifaceted, as patients usually present with various combinations of neurologic, cognitive and psychiatric symptoms.

CHOC’s specialists explain how the brain is affected after a concussion
Concussions: Drs. Taraman and Romain

Concussions in children can cause lingering symptoms. Drs. Sharief Taraman and Jonathan Romain explain what happens to the brain after a concussion.