Vanessa Ramos Scarborough, PhD

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Kennedy Krieger Institute
3901 Greenspring Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21211
Phone: (443) 923-4411

Dr. Ramos Scarborough is a pediatric neuropsychologist and licensed psychologist in the Department of Neuropsychology. She is also a member of the medical staff at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. She provides outpatient clinical neuropsychological assessments for children, adolescents, and young adults with a broad array of congenital, acquired, and neurodevelopmental disorders.  Dr. Ramos Scarborough has special interest and expertise in the assessment of children and adolescents diagnosed with epilepsy/seizure disorders as well as traumatic brain injuries. She also provides neuropsychological assessments in the multidisciplinary Concussion Clinic at Kennedy Krieger Institute. Dr. Ramos Scarborough is also fluent in Spanish and provides outpatient neuropsychological evaluations for Spanish-speaking patients.

Biographical Sketch: 

Dr. Ramos Scarborough received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 2008, and completed her pre-doctoral internship training in child clinical and pediatric psychology at Children’s Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota. After receiving her Ph.D., Dr. Ramos Scarborough completed a post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Ramos Scarborough joined the Kennedy Krieger Institute staff in 2010. In addition to providing clinical services, she is also active in the training and supervision of pre-doctoral externs and post-doctoral fellows.

Research Summary: 

Dr. Ramos Scarborough's current research interest focuses on the cognitive sequelae of childhood epilepsy. She has previously focused on patterns of attention and hyperactivity as well as academic functioning in this population. She is currently focusing on the cognitive profiles of childhood epilepsy and the influence of identified risk factors. Dr. Ramos Scarborough is also currently involved with research focusing on the neuropsychological functioning of children, adolescents, and young adults with Albright’s Hereditary Osteodystrophy.


Ramos Scarborough, V.L., Germain-Lee, E., Mahone, E.M. (2014). Neuropsychological Functioning in Albright’s Hereditary Osteodystrophy: A Case Series. International Neuropsychology Society, 2014 Annual Meeting: February 12, 2014 (poster). Seattle, Washington 

Barrett, L.E., Blackwell, L.S., Salorio, C.F., & Ramos Scarborough, V.L. (2013).  Patterns of Attention and Hyperactivity in Children with Epilepsy compared to those with ADHD.   International Neuropsychology Society, 2013 Annual Meeting: February 6, 2013 (poster). Waikoloa, Hawaii.

Blackwell, L.S., Barrett, L.E., Ramos Scarborough, V.L., & Salorio, C.F. (2013).  Academic Difficulties in Children with Epilepsy.  International Neuropsychology Society, 2013 Annual Meeting: February 6, 2013 (poster). Waikoloa, Hawaii.

Khatchadourian, A., McCabe, M, Ramos Scarborough, V.L., & Jacobson, L. (2012). Neuropsychological Functioning in Opsoclonus Myoclonus Syndrome: A Case Series.  International Neuropsychology Society, 2012 Annual Meeting: February 12, 2012 (poster). Montréal, Canada.

 Ramos Scarborough, V.L., Bodin, D. Yeates, K.O., and Gest, A. (2010). Predictors of Cognitive Ability in Preterm Infants with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia at Preschool Age.  International Neuropsychology Society, 2010 Annual Meeting: February 4, 2010 (poster). Acapulco, MX.

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