Robert B. Sica, PhD, FACPN
is a Neuropsychologist
specializing in Clinical and Forensic Neuropsychology
Dr. Sica is a staff clinical neuropsychologist in the Neuroscience Division at Jersey Shore University Medical Center (JSUMC) and Riverview Medical Center, both members of the Meridian Health Care System, where he treats patients along with his academic responsibilities of teaching medical students, residents, and neuropsychological interns.
Dr. Sica was the first neuropsychologist on staff at JSUMC. Through his knowledge and experience, he established an American Psychological Association accredited Neuropsychological Intern/Residency program at JSUMC. He is also a member of the Meridian Neuroscience Team treating various brain disorders.
- Besides Dr. Sica's practice and hospital responsibilities, he is a forensic consultant in probate, workers' compensation, social security disability, and personal injury matters. His services include case analysis of:
- Concussion / Post Concussion Syndrome
- Cerebral Vascular Accidents
|Variants of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)Learning DisabilitiesDementia|
Dr. Sica provides expert testimony for counsel representing both plaintiff and defense. He is available for independent medical examinations, medical and neuropsychological record review, case planning, depositions, and trial testimony when necessary.
Areas of Focus
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- Civil – Neurogenic v. psychogenic, damages-acquired v. premorbid, post-traumatic v. premorbid psychological characteristics, performance and symptom validity analysis, disability analysis, cognitive impairment analysis.
- Administrative – Workers’ compensation examinations – past v. acquired cognitive deficits, identification of functional deficits.
- Probate – Neuropsychological analysis of clinical capacity in: financial capacity, testamentary capacity, driving capacity, and independent living capacity.
The question is whether to accept or reject neuropsychological services in the analysis of a case.
Beginning January 2015, a pharmaceutical representive slipped and fell on black ice striking her head. There was brief loss of consciousness (LOC), nausea, blurred vision and dizziness. She was brought to CentraState Medical Center ER, treated and released. CAT scan of the head was negative. She was seen by Meridian Occupational Health (MOH) and cleared neurologically. She was referred to Neuropsychology with the neuropsychological examination placed on hold due to the recency of the injury. A Montreal Cognitive Assessment was given demonstrating cognitive problems (22/30). Psychological screening measures reflected general autonomic arousal. Medical adjustment counseling (MAC) was recommended two times a week with biofeedback due to anxiety and restoration of control.