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 Children’s 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 Children’s 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 Children’s, 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.
Neuropsychological assessment of neurological disorders including epilepsy, traumatic brain injury (TBI), concussion, and learning disabilities.
Neurocognitive effects of concussion and neurological disorders.
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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.
Concussions can be complicated and multifaceted, as patients usually present with various combinations of neurologic, cognitive and psychiatric symptoms.
Concussions in children can cause lingering symptoms. Drs. Sharief Taraman and Jonathan Romain explain what happens to the brain after a concussion.