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Dr. Baughman was born and raised a Californian. However, he migrated to the southeast to complete college. Following undergraduate pre-medicine/psychology studies, he began his graduate training at the University of Tulsa. As a lover of all things "brain" and behavioral science, he directed his experiences toward neuropsychology and completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2008. His dissertation "An Investigation of Neuropsychological Function and Work Performance in Multiple Sclerosis" examined the role of neurobehavioral factors in the prediction of work performance in employed individuals with MS.

Dr. Baughman completed his clinical internship at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and neuropsychology residency training at the Memphis VA Medical Center/UTHSC/St. Jude. He happily joined the clinic after completing residency in 2010.

Dr. Baughman adheres to the scientist-practitioner model. He utilizes empirically-validated measures within a flexible-battery and hypothesis-testing approach. He sees patients with diverse neurologic, general medical, and psychiatric symptomatology. He has a particular interest in the areas of brain cancer and traumatic brain injury/concussion. Dr. Baughman sees primarily adolescents and adults.

Dr. Baughman holds a clinical appointment in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Tennessee School of Medicine. He is also holds an adjunct position in the Department of Psychology at the University of Tulsa. He is actively involved in research, most recently in studying the effects of sports concussion with a multidisciplinary team from the University of Memphis and SMC. Dr. Baughman is actively involved in community education and advocacy regarding sports concussion. Dr. Baughman serves as a practicum/extern supervisor for University of Memphis doctoral candidates, as well as a clinical and research supervisor for clinical neuropsychology fellows from the Memphis VA Medical Center. He is involved in national research program committees in the field of neuropsychology.

Dr. Baughman married his college sweetheart (Kaylee Baughman) and is the proud and tired father of three energetic children (Mattison Belle, 8; Reese, 5; and Lila, 2).

Professional Societies:
American Psychological Association
APA Division 40 - Neuropsychology
International Neuropsychological Society
Sports Neuropsychology Society
Society for Neuro-Oncology
National Academy of Neuropsychology

Clinical/Research Interests:
Normal aging, prodromal Dementia, & Dementia
Cerebral Trauma
Neuro-oncology
Frontal lobe functions and assessment
Neurobehavioral outcomes of neurologic/neurosurgical treatment
Symptom validity and response bias assessment
Ecological validity of neuropsychology
Sports Concussion

Extracurricular:
Travel (preferably where the water is warm OR the air is thin)
Skiing
Biking
Golf
Basketball
Music and Film

Areas of Interest:
 · Neuropsychology
 · Traumatic Brain Injury
 · Sports Concussion