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About Dr. John Wager


Dr. John Wager, PhD, ABPP-CN (CA License PSY23086) is a Board Certified Neuropsychologist and has worked with individuals of all ages with a variety of cognitive barriers and has helped them maximize their functional life, school, and career roles. His experience includes working within medical settings for 20 years as an occupational therapist and clinical neuropsychologist. Maximizing function through rehabilitation has been his specialty by employing a biopsychosocial model of wellness rooted in brain–behavior components. 


He has worked with individuals who have experienced cognitive difficulties from developmental, neurologic, biological, behavioral, and learning challenges of all ages.  This has allowed Dr. Wager to integrate a dynamic set of functional variables to maximize healthy outcomes using evidenced based treatments. 


Dr. Wager has gained clinical expertise at KidSpace Therapy, Kaiser Foundation Rehabilitation Center, Stanford Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Palo Alto VA Medical Center, and served on the medical school faculty and was the Director of Neuropsychological Services at the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department at University of Rochester Medical Center.


Currently, Dr. Wager has a practice is in Palo Alto, CA. In addition, he runs the neuropsychology outpatient services at the Palo Alto VA medical center and teaches doctorate level students at Palo Alto University. 

Dr. Wager's priority is to maintain his involvement in the latest research and developments for the most up to date assessments and evidence based recommendation/treatment options.  Due to his dedication in research and education, he frequently attends local and national conferences.

Professional Affiliations:

  • APA Division 40: Society for Clinical Neuropsychology

  • APA Division 53: Society of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology

  • APA Division 54: Sociaty of Pediatric Psychology

  • Northern California Neuropsychology Forum (NCNF)

  • International Neuropsychological Society (INS)

  • National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN)



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