Dr. Yasmeen Neal is an adult and geriatric neuropsychologist and clinical psychologist, licensed in the state of Tennessee. She is the founding owner of Nashville Neuro, PLLC, which opened in Green Hills in 2019. She is also Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). In this context, she provides teaching to medical residents and offers consultation-based assessment for the Generations Program; a clinical trials program investigating treatments that may prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.
With regard to formal training, Dr. Neal completed coursework consistent with the Houston Conference Guidelines. Her doctorate from Alliant International University in San Diego includes training in adult and geriatric neuropsychological assessment. She obtained an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited internship with a focus in neuropsychology at the Veterans Affairs/ Vanderbilt University (VA/VU) consortium and completed a 2-year post-doctoral fellowship in the neuropsychology of psychotic disorders at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2018.
Dr. Neal has worked primarily with veterans, adults, and seniors presenting with a variety of neurological, medical and psychiatric conditions. This has included neuropsychological assessment of dementia, movement disorders (Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease), stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI), organ transplant, multiple sclerosis, medical conditions such as autoimmune diseases and cancer, and psychiatric conditions including depression, anxiety, and severe mental illness. Additional areas of experience include cognitive rehabilitation therapy for compensation of cognitive impairment as well as specialized treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related anxiety disorders.
Dr. Neal holds a particular interest in Alzheimer’s disease and has served as Ambassador of the Alzheimer’s Association mid-south chapter since 2016. In her role as Ambassador, she advocates at the legislative level for advances in Alzheimer’s treatment and caregiver support. She is a proponent of functional medicine and passionately believes in a comprehensive, multi-modal approach towards Alzheimer’s risk reduction.