NYC Traumatic Brain Injury Center
Kim Busichio, PhD:
With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Busichio specializes in assessing and treating cognitive deficits associated with brain injuries, as well as developmental and attention deficit disorders in adults, adolescents, and children. She conducts comprehensive cognitive assessments to determine the appropriate treatment plan and future care, leveraging brain plasticity to maximize functional improvement.
Dr. Busichio holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors in Psychology from Seton Hall University, as well as a Master's and Doctorate (Ph.D.) from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She completed her Clinical Internship at NYU-Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine (RIRM) and a Post-Doctoral residency in Neuropsychology at JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute Center for Head Injuries. Dr. Busichio completed inpatient and outpatient rotations in cognitive assessment and rehabilitation during her residency. Before that, she worked as a research and clinical associate at Kessler Medical Rehabilitation Research and Education Corporation, the VA Hospital, and UMDNJ-University Hospital. Additionally, Dr. Busichio was the coordinator of the Learning Disability and ADHD Clinic at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Her work in Neuropsychology has been widely published through manuscripts, abstracts, and presentations, and she is a member of the New Jersey Psychological Association (NJPA).
Pamela Counts, PsyD. earned her doctorate degree from Pepperdine University in Los Angeles, California. She completed her internship at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and then pursued postdoctoral training in pediatric neuropsychology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital and the Moore Counseling Center. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Montefiore Medical Center where she evaluates and provides psychological treatment for children with neurodevelopmental disorders. She is also Adjunct Faculty at Pace University. Dr. Counts is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) as well as the New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA).
Diamanto Tsakanikas, Ph.D. specializes in Clinical Neuropsychology, covering a wide range of disorders affecting development, cognition, mood, and behavior across the lifespan. Her expertise includes neurobehavioral and neurodevelopmental disorders, neurodegenerative and movement disorders, and psychiatric disorders. Dr. Tsakanikas underwent extensive clinical training, including a post-doctoral level fellowship at the Weill Cornell Neuropsychology Service/Memory Disorders Program, with a focus on preserving optimal brain function post-operatively.
Dr. Tsakanikas is dedicated to advocating for equity across social issues, particularly in improving healthcare access for patients with mental illness and cognitive dysfunction, who have faced greater obstacles to quality healthcare based on their psychosocial variables. She led the development of a cognitive remediation program at New York City Health and Hospitals/Kings County, providing evidence-based treatment for patients with cognitive dysfunction and comorbid psychiatric and/or medical conditions. Additionally, she secured a grant to establish a clinical program aimed at improving access to comprehensive treatment for psychiatric patients with cognitive impairment, reducing re-hospitalization rates, and optimizing daily activities. Dr. Tsakanikas' ultimate goal is to enhance the quality of life for all patients, irrespective of their psychosocial variables.