Kenneth Podell, PhD

  • Houston Methodist neuropsychologist
  • Director of the Houston Methodist Concussion Center
  • Associate professor of neuropsychology in clinical neurology, Weill Cornell Medical College

Kenneth Podell, PhD

Areas of Expertise

  • Attention deficit disorder
  • Concussion
  • CTE
  • Memory problems
  • Neurodegenerative disease/dementia
  • Neuropsychology
  • Traumatic brain injury

Credentials

BOARD CERTIFICATION
Neuropsychology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
MEDICAL SCHOOL
New York University School of Medicine | 1992
INTERNSHIP
Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
FELLOWSHIP
Neuropsychology, Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Affiliations

  • Houston Astros, concussion consultant
  • Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, consulting neuropsychologist
  • Houston Texans, Independent Neuropsychology Consultant
  • Rice University Athletics, concussion consultant

Publications

At-Risk Tackling Techniques in American Football
Stockwell, DW, Blalock, R, Podell, K & Marco, RAW 2020, , Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, vol. 8, no. 2. https://doi.org/10.1177/2325967120902714

BDNF polymorphism in non-veridical decision making and differential effects of rTMS
Tulviste, J, Goldberg, E, Podell, K, Vaht, M, Harro, J & Bachmann, T 2019, , Behavioural Brain Research, vol. 364, pp. 177-182. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2019.02.027

Sideline Sports Concussion Assessment
Podell, K, Presley, C & Derman, HS 2017, , Neurologic Clinics, vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 435-450. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ncl.2017.03.003

Statements of Agreement from the Targeted Evaluation and Active Management (TEAM) Approaches to Treating Concussion Meeting Held in Pittsburgh, October 15-16, 2015
Collins, MW, Kontos, AP, Okonkwo, DO, Almquist, J, Bailes, J, Barisa, M, Bazarian, J, Bloom, OJ, Brody, DL, Cantu, R, Cardenas, J, Clugston, J, Cohen, R, Echemendia, R, Elbin, RJ, Ellenbogen, R, Fonseca, J, Gioia, G, Guskiewicz, K, Heyer, R, Hotz, G, Iverson, GL, Jordan, B, Manley, G, Maroon, J, McAllister, T, McCrea, M, Mucha, A, Pieroth, E, Podell, K, Pombo, M, Shetty, T, Sills, A, Solomon, G, Thomas, DG, Valovich McLeod, TC, Yates, T & Zafonte, R 2016, , Neurosurgery, vol. 79, no. 6, pp. 912-929. https://doi.org/10.1227/NEU.0000000000001447

Effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation on non-veridical decision making
Tulviste, J, Goldberg, E, Podell, K & Bachmann, T 2016, , Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis, vol. 76, no. 3, pp. 182-191. https://doi.org/10.21307/ane-2017-018

Influence of age and location of ictal onset on postoperative outcome in patients with localization-related epilepsy
Patra, S, Elisevich, K, Podell, K, Schultz, L, Gaddam, S, Smith, B & Spanaki-Varelas, M 2014, , British Journal of Neurosurgery, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 61-67. https://doi.org/10.3109/02688697.2013.817529

How the brain deals with novelty and ambiguity: Implications for neuroaesthetics
Goldberg, E, Funk, BA & Podell, K 2012, , Rendiconti Lincei, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 227-238. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12210-012-0186-0

Affective Symptoms in Early-Onset Dementia
Podell, K & Torres, K 2011, , Neurologic Clinics, vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 99-114. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ncl.2010.10.009

Neuropsychological assessment in traumatic brain injury
Podell, K, Gifford, K, Bougakov, D & Goldberg, E 2010, , Psychiatric Clinics of North America, vol. 33, no. 4, pp. 855-876. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psc.2010.08.003


Developing a spatial analogue of the reliable digit span
Ylioja, SG, Baird, AD & Podell, K 2009, , Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, vol. 24, no. 8, pp. 729-739. https://doi.org/10.1093/arclin/acp078

Multi-area integrated E/MEG and fMRI modeling
Babajani-Feremi, A, Bowyer, S, Moran, J, Elisevich, K, Podell, K & Soltanian-Zadeh, H 2009, . in Medical Imaging 2009: Biomedical Applications in Molecular, Structural, and Functional Imaging. vol. 7262, 72621V, Medical Imaging 2009: Biomedical Applications in Molecular, Structural, and Functional Imaging, Lake Buena Vista, FL, United States, 2/8/09. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.813801

Ethnic differences in functional and neuropsychological test performance in older adults
Baird, AD, Ford, M & Podell, K 2007, , Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 309-318. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acn.2007.01.005

Measurement of symptoms following sports-related concussion: Reliability and normative data for the post-concussion scale
Lovell, MR, Iverson, GL, Collins, MW, Podell, K, Johnston, KM, Pardini, D, Pardini, J, Norwig, J & Maroon, JC 2006, , Applied Neuropsychology, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 166-174. https://doi.org/10.1207/s15324826an1303_4

Sensitivity and specificity of the ImPACT Test Battery for concussion in athletes
Schatz, P, Pardini, JE, Lovell, MR, Collins, MW & Podell, K 2006, , Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 91-99. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acn.2005.08.001

Altered adaptive but not veridical decision-making in substance dependent individuals
Verdejo-García, AJ, Vilar-López, R, Pérez-García, M, Podell, K & Goldberg, E 2006, , Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 90-99. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1355617706060127

Recovery from mild concussion in high school athletes
Lovell, MR, Collins, MW, Iverson, GL, Field, M, Maroon, JC, Cantu, R, Podell, K, Powell, JW, Belza, M & Fu, FH 2003, , Journal of Neurosurgery, vol. 98, no. 2, pp. 296-301. https://doi.org/10.3171/jns.2003.98.2.0296

Standard measures of executive function in predicting instrumental activities of daily living in older adults
Bell-McGinty, S, Podell, K, Franzen, M, Baird, AD & Williams, MJ 2002, , International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, vol. 17, no. 9, pp. 828-834. https://doi.org/10.1002/gps.646

The assessment of echopraxia as a component of executive control deficit in traumatic brain injury
Podell, K, Wisniewski, K & Lovell, MR 2001, Brain and Cognition, vol. 47, no. 1-2, pp. 349-353.

Complex real-world functioning and neuropsychological test performance in older adults
Baird, A, Podell, K, Lovell, M & McGinty, SB 2001, , Clinical Neuropsychologist, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 369-379. https://doi.org/10.1076/clin.15.3.369.10270

Languages

  • English