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John T. Langfitt, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 341-7500

Administrative: (585) 275-9403

Office: (585) 341-7500

Fax: (585) 442-4329

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

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assignmentAccepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Biography

Dr. Langfitt primarily evaluates adults with epilepsy, but also sees patients with other neurologic disorders and psychiatric conditions that affect cognitive function.

Professional Background

Dr. Langfitt is a board-certified neuropsychologist who primarily evaluates adults with epilepsy, but also sees patients with other neurologic disorders (e.g., traumatic brain injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, developmental disabilities) and psychiatric conditions that affect cognitive function (e.g., major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, PTSD and somatoform disorders).

Research

Dr. Langfitt's research focusses on the cognitive, psychiatric, quality-of-life and economic effects of epilepsy and its treatments. His expertise lies in design and implementation of clinical trials and other research designs, with a specific focus on outcomes assessment. He leads and consults on a number of projects involving assessment and treatment of cognitive and neurobehavioral consequences of cerebral malaria and other pediatric infectious diseases in sub-Saharan Africa.

Credentials

Education

1990
MA | Boston University

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

Awards

1981
Graduated cum laude
Location: Yale College


Rita Underberg Teaching Award, URMC Dept. of Psychiatry


Greater Rochester Board Leadership Award, Rochester Business Journal

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Publications

Journal Articles

4/13/2022
Karmen-Tuohy S, Mboma SM, Langfitt JT, Brim R, Gladstone M, Taylor TE. ""I do lack peace, and I've run out of answers": primary caregivers' perspectives on social and behaviour problems in cerebral malaria survivors in Blantyre, Malawi." Malaria journal.. 2022 Apr 13; 21(1):123. Epub 2022 Apr 13.

4/11/2022
Gross WL, Helfand A, Swanson SJ, Conant LL, Humphries C, Raghavan M, Mueller WM, Busch RM, Allen L, Anderson CT, Carlson CE, Lowe MJ, Langfitt JT, Tivarus ME, Drane DL, Loring DW, Jacobs M, Morgan VL, Allendorfer JB, Szaflarski JP, Bonilha L, Bookheimer S, Grabowski T, Vannest J, Binder JR, . "Prediction of Naming Outcome With FMRI Language Lateralization in Left Temporal Epilepsy Surgery." Neurology.. 2022 Apr 11; Epub 2022 Apr 11.

8/11/2020
Binder JR, Tong JQ, Pillay SB, Conant LL, Humphries CJ, Raghavan M, Mueller WM, Busch RM, Allen L, Gross WL, Anderson CT, Carlson CE, Lowe MJ, Langfitt JT, Tivarus ME, Drane DL, Loring DW, Jacobs M, Morgan VL, Allendorfer JB, Szaflarski JP, Bonilha L, Bookheimer S, Grabowski T, Vannest J, Swanson SJ. "Temporal lobe regions essential for preserved picture naming after left temporal epilepsy surgery." Epilepsia.. 2020 Aug 11; Epub 2020 Aug 11.

Books & Chapters

2016
Chapter Title: A view from Africa. Epilepsy Behav.
Book Title: Cognition, behavior, and the ILAE Classification of the Epilepsies:
Author List: Langfitt JT.
Published By: PubMed PMID: 27177992. 2016

2016
Chapter Title: (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27286757) Epilepsia.
Book Title: In response: Towards a quantitative assessment of psychogenic nonepileptic seizures.
Author List: Erba G, Beghi E, Magaudda A, Bianchi E, Giussani G, Di Rosa G, Laganà A, Chiesa V, Juersivich A, Langfitt J.
Published By: PubMed PMID: 27286757 2016

2016
Book Title: In response: Towards a quantitative assessment of psychogenic nonepileptic seizures.
Author List: Erba G, Beghi E, Magaudda A, Bianchi E, Giussani G, Di Rosa G, Laganà A, Chiesa V, Juersivich A, Langfitt J.
Published By: Epilepsia 2016

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