Ida Sue Baron, Ph.D, ABPP is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC and Visiting Professor of Pediatrics at The University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, VA. Dr. Baron established and was Director of Neuropsychology, first at Childrens Hospital National Medical Center (1971-1985) and then at the Georgetown University Medical Center, Pediatrics Department (1985-1989), both in Washington, D.C. She then began Neuropsychology Consulting, an Independent Private Practice for children, adolescents, and adults in Potomac, Maryland and Northern Virginia. She was also Director of Neuropsychology Research and Evaluation for Fairfax Neonatal Associates at Inova Children’s Hospital in Falls Church, VA (2006-2016), conducting outcomes research on extremely preterm and late-preterm infants and children.
In 2007, she was selected as Neuropsychologist of the Year by the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, and in 2014 she received the Distinguished Career Award from the International Neuropsychological Society and an American Board of Professional Psychology Award for Service to the Specialty of Clinical Neuropsychology.
In 1984, Dr. Baron became Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology by the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN), a member board of the American Board of Professional Psychology. She was elected to the ABCN Board of Directors, chaired the ABCN Appeals Committee, and was President of ABCN from February 2001 until February 2005. She is currently a member of the ABCN Examiner Cadre and chair of the ABCN Committee on Subspecialization in Pediatric Clinical Neuropsychology.
Dr. Baron is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and served on several committees of its Division of Clinical Neuropsychology. Among senior positions within the Neuropsychology community, Dr. Baron served a six-year term as Director of Continuing Education, a 3-year term on the Board of Governors, and in 2019 was elected President of the International Neuropsychological Society.
Dr. Baron was an Associate Editor of Neuropsychology Review and The Clinical Neuropsychologist, Test Review Editor for Child Neuropsychology, and serves as a consulting editor to other professional journals including the Journal of the International Neurological Society, Neuropsychology, Child Neuropsychology, and the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology.
Dr. Baron authored Pediatric Neuropsychology in the Medical Setting (1995), Neuropsychological Evaluation of the Child (2004), Neuropsychological Evaluation of the Child: Domains, Methods, Case Studies, Second Edition (2018), and was an Editor of Casebook of Clinical Neuropsychology (2010), Pediatric Neuropsychology: Medical Advances and Lifespan Outcomes (2013), and Neuropsychology Science and Practice: Volume I (2013) all published by Oxford University Press. Neuropsychology of Preschoolers is in preparation.