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Lisa G Sorensen, PhD

Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


Administrative office: 312-227-6037
Administrative office: 312-227-8316
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Box 10B
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago IL 60611

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Description of Interests

I am a pediatric neuropsychologist and conduct clinical neuropsychological evaluations on school age children and adolescents. My clinical interests include brain tumor and other cancers, brain injury, solid organ transplant, lupus, encephalitis, epilepsy, sickle cell, stroke, genetic disorders, as well as learning disability and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). My research is primarily on neurocognitive outcomes in patients with liver disease and liver transplant.

Professional Education

PhD: University of Chicago (1999)

Selected PubMed Publications

PedsQLâ„¢ Cognitive Functioning Scale in pediatric liver transplant recipients: feasibility, reliability, and validity.
Varni JW, Limbers CA, Sorensen LG, Neighbors K, Martz K, Bucuvalas JC, Alonso EM
Quality of life research : an international journal of quality of life aspects of treatment, care and rehabilitation 2011 Aug; 20(6):913-21
PMID: 21184184

Cognitive and academic outcomes after pediatric liver transplantation: Functional Outcomes Group (FOG) results.
Sorensen LG, Neighbors K, Martz K, Zelko F, Bucuvalas JC, Alonso EM
American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons 2011 Feb; 11(2):303-11
PMID: 21272236

School outcomes in children registered in the studies for pediatric liver transplant (SPLIT) consortium.
Gilmour SM, Sorensen LG, Anand R, Yin W, Alonso EM
Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society 2010 Sep; 16(9):1041-8
PMID: 20818741

Cognitive development following pediatric solid organ transplantation.
Alonso EM, Sorensen LG
Current opinion in organ transplantation 2009 Oct; 14(5):522-5
PMID: 19625964

Selected Books and Book Chapters

Sorensen L.G.. Neuropsychological outcomes in pediatric liver disease and transplantation. In: Baron I.S., Rey-Casserly C., editors. 2013. Pediatric Neuropsychology: Medical Advances and Lifespan Outcomes. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press 177-196.

Zelko F, Sorensen L. Academic Issues: Special Education and Related Interventions. In: Goldman S., Turner C.D., editors. 2009. Late Effects of Treatment for Brain Tumors. New York: Springer-Verlag 317-330.

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