Renowned Neuropsychologist Joins Sports Concussion Program at NorthShore University HealthSystem
Neuropsychologist Elizabeth Pieroth, PsyD, ABPP, has joined the extensive neuropsychology team at NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore), focusing on concussion. Dr. Pieroth’s vast experience in the evaluation of various neurological and psychological disorders further elevates NorthShore’s ability to utilize the latest research to treat the most complex cases in traumatic brain injury and sports-related concussion.
She joins the NorthShore Sports Concussion Program directed by Julian Bailes, MD, Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery.
“Dr. Pieroth is an excellent addition to NorthShore’s Neurological Institute (NNI) strengthening our multidisciplinary team that includes Neurology, Neurosurgery, Psychological Medicine Research, and Neuropsychology,” said Dr. Bailes. “She is a well-established leader with a career in clinical and rehabilitation psychology. Her expertise will build on NorthShore’s commitment to deliver the highest caliber neurological and sports medicine care in the region.”
A founding partner of Midwest Center for Concussion Care, Dr. Pieroth has been involved in the assessment of players in the National Hockey League since 1997. She is also Head Injury/Concussion specialist for the Chicago Bears, Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Fire and Northwestern University athletes. She has written extensively about neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation psychology and has been published in several journals, including Inside Case Management and the Professional Case Management.
“I’m excited to be a part of NorthShore,” said Dr. Pieroth. “NorthShore’s neurological team is among the best and I’m thrilled to be working with some of the most exemplary physicians to improve the lives of our patients living with brain injury, memory and other neurological disorders.”
Board certified in clinical neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology, Dr. Pieroth received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois-Champaign and obtained a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in 1997. She completed a Post-doctoral Fellowship in the Division of Neuropsychology at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI and serves on the Board of the Brain Injury Association of Illinois.
Dr. Pieroth and her husband reside in Elmhurst, Ill. and have two sons who are involved in various sports, particularly hockey.