John T. Langfitt, Ph.D.

John T. Langfitt, Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 673
Rochester, NY 14642

Fax: (585) 756-2311
Administrative: (585) 275-9403
Office: (585) 341-7500

Professional Bio

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 Bio

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.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Graduated cum laude | Yale College 1981

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 49 available »

2014 Mar 11
Hamid H, Blackmon K, Cong X, Dziura J, Atlas LY, Vickrey BG, Berg AT, Bazil CW, Langfitt JT, Walczak TS, Sperling MR, Shinnar S, Devinsky O. "Mood, anxiety, and incomplete seizure control affect quality of life after epilepsy surgery." Neurology. 2014 Mar 11; 82(10):887-94. Epub 2014 Jan 31.
2014 Feb
Brown FC, Westerveld M, Langfitt JT, Hamberger M, Hamid H, Shinnar S, Sperling MR, Devinsky O, Barr W, Tracy J, Masur D, Bazil CW, Spencer SS. "Influence of anxiety on memory performance in temporal lobe epilepsy." Epilepsy & behavior : E&B. 2014 Feb; 31:19-24. Epub 2013 Nov 26.
2012 Oct
Tivarus ME, Starling SJ, Newport EL, Langfitt JT. "Homotopic language reorganization in the right hemisphere after early left hemisphere injury." Brain and language. 2012 Oct; 123(1):1-10. Epub 2012 Jul 24.
2012 Sep 11
Langfitt JT, Mathern GW. "Web-based eight-question tool to determine epilepsy surgery evaluation: the future is here." Neurology. 2012 Sep 11; 79(11):1074-5. Epub 2012 Aug 15.
2012 Jun 20
Engel J, McDermott MP, Langfitt JT. "Treatment of refractory mesial temporal lobe epilepsy-reply." JAMA. 2012 Jun 20; 307(23):2483-5.

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Neurology, Epilepsy (SMD) - Primary
Associate Professor - Department of Psychiatry, Geriatric/Psychiatry (SMD)


PhD | Psychology | Boston University1989
MA | Psychology | Boston University1985
BA | English | Yale University1981