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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

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

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

Faculty Appointments

Education

1981
BA | Yale University
English

1989
PhD | Boston University
Psychology

1985
MA | Boston University
Psychology

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

2017
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3/11/2014
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.

2/2014
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 0; 31:19-24. Epub 2013 Nov 26.

Books & Chapters

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: Epilepsia2016

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: 272867572016

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