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Janet (Janet) Cohen Sherman, PhD

  • Clinical Director, Psychology Assessment Center
  • Chief Neuropsychologist


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Dr. Sherman is a specialist in child and adult clinical neuropsychology. Her specific interests include language disorders, dementing processes,and cognitive and affective functioning in individuals with cerebellar disorders.



Clinical Interests
  • Developmental learning disabilities
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Frontotemporal dementia
  • Cerebellar disorders
  • Aphasia
  • Brain tumors
Medical Education
  • PhD, Cornell University
  • Fellowship, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Patient Gateway
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Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Centene/Celticare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Behavioral Health - MGH
Patient Age Group
Adult and Pediatric

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Dr. Sherman received her Ph.D. from Cornell University and did her clinical postdoctoral training at Johns Hopkins University Medical School and research fellowship at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has been a psychologist at MGH since 1989 and has served as director of Neuropsychology at MGH since 1991. Dr. Sherman is the co-director of the Parnter's Consortium Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology. Her clinical expertise is in the fields of child and adult neuropsychology, with specific interests in language based learning disabilities, aphasia, dementing disorders, including Alzheimer's disease and Frontotemporal dementia, and cerbellar disorders. Dr. Sherman is a professor at Harvard Medical School in the department of neurology.

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Research & Publications

Research Summary

Cognitive and affective functioning in children and adults with cerebellar disorders

Cognitive and language impairments in individuals with Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer's disease

Cognitive effects of proton beam radiation on adults with low grade glioma

Cognitive functioning in neuroendocrine disorders


Schmahmann JD, Sherman JC. The cerebellar cognitive affective syndrome. Clinical features of a newly defined entity, Brain, 1998; 121: 561-579.

Sherman, JC. Normal and LD development of academic skills. In Wolf LE, Schreiber H and Wasserstein J. Adult Learning Disorders: Contemporary Issues. Psychology Press, Taylor and Francis, 2008: 3-24.

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Psychology Assessment Center
One Bowdoin Square
7th Floor
Boston MA, 02114-2927
Phone: 617-643-3997617-724-5439
Fax: 617-724-3726

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