Adam Cassidy, Ph.D., L.P.

  1. Neuropsychologist

Adam R. Cassidy, Ph.D., L.P., A.B.P.P., is a board-certified pediatric neuropsychologist with particular expertise in congenital heart disease and global health. He is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Mayo Clinic School of Medicine.

Dr. Cassidy attended graduate school at the University of Minnesota's Institute of Child Development. He completed his predoctoral internship in lifespan neuropsychology at the Emory School of Medicine/Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and his postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at Boston Children's Hospital, where he worked as faculty for about 8 years before coming to Mayo.

Dr. Cassidy's clinical practice focuses on the neuropsychological assessment of children, adolescents, and young adults with complex medical conditions, particularly those with complex cardiac histories. His research interests include: characterizing and optimizing neurodevelopmental and psychosocial outcomes in children with congenital heart disease; neurodevelopmental and psychosocial outcomes in children exposed in utero to HIV and antiretroviral medications, with a particular focus on children living in sub-Saharan Africa.

  1. Neuropsychological assessment
  1. 2012
    Fellow - Pediatric NeuropsychologyBoston Children's Hospital
  2. 2010
    PhD - Developmental Psychopathology and Clinical ScienceUniversity of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  3. 2010
    Intern - Clinical Psychology, NeuropsychologySchool of Medicine, Emory University
  4. 2006
    MA - Child PsychologyUniversity of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  5. 2004
    BA - Psychology (summa cum laude); Sociology (minor)Drew University

Certifications

  1. 2019
    Pediatric Clinical NeuropsychologyAmerican Board of Professional Psychology
  2. 2015
    Clinical NeuropsychologyAmerican Board of Professional Psychology

Awards and honors

  1. 2021
    2021 Departmental Small Grants Award ($10,000) for "Neurodevelopmental outcomes in children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome who underwent delivery of autologous umbilical cord derived mononuclear cells during cardiac surgery: A pilot study"Department of Psychiatry & Psychology, Research Committee
  2. 2020
    Best Abstract (Cassidy et al, 2020)9th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Outcome Collaborative
  3. 2020
    Top Abstract (Calderon et al, 2020)9th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Outcome Collaborative
  4. 2016
    Best Neurodevelopment & Congenital Heart Disease Paper of 2015 (Cassidy et al, 2015)Congenital Heart International Professionals (CHiP) Network
  5. 2015
    Top Poster AwardCardiac Neurodevelopmental Symposium
  6. 2014
    Outstanding Abstract (1st Place)Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Symposium
  7. 2011
    Neal Alan Mysell Award FinalistHarvard Medical School, Department of Psychiatry
  8. 2009
    Miles-Durst FellowshipUniversity of Minnesota, Institute of Child Development
  9. 2008
    Marian Radke-Yarrow FellowshipUniversity of Minnesota, Institute of Child Development
  10. 2006
    National Institute of Mental Health Traineeship (T32 Institutional Training Grant)University of Minnesota, Institute of Child Development
  11. 2006
    Block Grant FellowshipUniversity of Minnesota, Institute of Child Development
  12. 2004
    Phi Beta KappaDrew University
  13. 2004
    James A. McClintock Award for Excellence in PsychologyDrew University
  14. 2004
    Block Grant FellowshipUniversity of Minnesota, Institute of Child Development
  15. 2000
    AT&T ScholarshipAT&T
  16. 2000
    President's Award ScholarshipDrew University
  17. 2000
    Edward J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholar AwardState of New Jersey

Professional memberships

  1. 2023 - present
    Cardiac Networks United (CNU)
  2. 2023 - present
    Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Outcome Collaborative
  3. 2023 - present
    Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Outcome Collaborative
  4. 2022 - present
    Program Committee, International Neuropsychological Society
  5. 2022 - present
    American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN)
  6. 2021 - present
    American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN)
  7. 2020 - 2022
    Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Outcome Collaborative
  8. 2020
    Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Outcome Collaborative
  9. 2020 - present
    Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Outcome Collaborative
  10. 2019 - present
    8th Quadrennial World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery
  11. 2018 - 2023
    American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN)
  12. 2018 - 2023
    American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN)
  13. 2018 - 2023
    American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN)
  14. 2018 - 2020
    Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Outcome Collaborative
  15. 2018
    Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Outcome Collaborative
  16. 2018 - present
    American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN)
  17. 2017 - present
    Institute of Human Virology
  18. 2016 - 2018
    Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Outcome Collaborative
  19. 2016 - 2017
    Boston Children's Hospital, Center for Neuropsychology
  20. 2016
    Boston Children's Hospital, Center for Neuropsychology
  21. 2016
    Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology (APPCN)
  22. 2015
    American Psychological Association, Society for Clinical Neuropsychology (Division 40)
  23. 2015 - present
    American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology
  24. 2015 - present
    American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology
  25. 2013
    Program Committee, International Neuropsychological Society
  26. 2013 - 2020
    Boston Children's Hospital, Center for Neuropsychology
  27. 2012 - 2015
    Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Outcome Collaborative
  28. 2012 - present
    American Psychological Association, Society for Clinical Neuropsychology (Division 40)
  29. 2012 - present
    Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Outcome Collaborative
  30. 2010 - 2013
    Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society
  31. 2010 - present
    American Psychological Association
  32. 2008 - present
    International Neuropsychological Society

Publications