Chief, Division of Neuropsychology Department of Neurology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston MA

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The Department of Neurology (DON) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) is seeking a Neuropsychologist to serve as the Chief of the Division of Neuropsychology. The Division currently includes 14 neuropsychologists and is closely affiliated with the Brigham’s Center for Brain/Mind Medicine, a multi-disciplinary group that includes the Divisions of Cognitive Neurology, Neuropsychology, Neuropsychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, and Social Work. There are significant opportunities to collaborate with other clinical and research divisions within the DON, BWH, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Harvard Medical School. The candidate will be responsible for overseeing the academic, clinical, and training missions of the Division of Neuropsychology and will have an opportunity to lead an independent research program. The successful candidate will be appointed either Professor or Associate Professor commensurate with experience and scholarship in the field. Suitable candidates will have a Ph.D., Psy.D., M.D., or M.D.-Ph.D. degrees. In addition, it is expected that all faculty members will engage in teaching at Harvard. Faculty are obligated to teach a minimum of 50 hours per year in the Harvard community. Candidates should be board certified in Clinical Neuropsychology and hold or be eligible for a license as a psychologist provider in Massachusetts. The ideal candidate should have demonstrated record as a leader in the field and possess a passionate commitment to patient care, academics, and teaching. Applications from women and representatives of minority groups are welcomed and encouraged.

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Interested and qualified candidates should email a cover letter and curriculum vitae to: Jayne Rodriquez at

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.





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Dr. Silva’s parents immigrated from Panama and Chile to the United States, and she was born and raised in melting pot that is New York City. She grew up speaking Spanish at home and feels fortunate to have grown up in an environment where cultural diversity was the norm, not the exception.

During her training to become a neuropsychologist, Dr. Silva was often asked to work with Spanish-speaking patients, though most training sites did not have supervisors who also spoke Spanish or had sufficient cultural knowledge relevant to Latinx populations. She joined HNS as a student and found mentorship and training resources that helped her gain competency in providing neuropsychological services to these patients. Dr. Silva has served on the HNS Board as Member-at-Large (2014-2016) and Secretary (2019-2022). She has also been involved with several committees over the years and is currently serving as the Chair of the Information Technology (IT) Committee. She views HNS as the main organization to promote development of professional resources and scientific advancements in neuropsychology that are specific to Latinx groups; she is honored to help the organization in any way she can. 

Dr. Silva is the owner of Pacific Neurobehavioral Clinic, PC, a group practice in San Diego, California that offers neuropsychological evaluation and psychotherapy services to adults with various neuropsychiatric conditions. She engages in clinical and civil forensic work and oversees the clinic operations.

Educational, training and professional experiences include:

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology – Florida Institute of Technology
  • Post-doctoral fellowships – Fullerton Neuropsychological Services, St. Jude Medical Center (one year; neurorehabilitation) and University of California San Diego (one year; clinical neuropsychology)
  • Staff neuropsychologist at Sharp Memorial and Grossmont hospitals from 2009-2012
  • Board certified through the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) in Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) for the state of California
  • Treasurer and Current Chair of California Psychological Association-Division 8 (Neuropsychology)

In her spare time, Dr. Silva enjoys playing and making music (piano and electronic instruments; she recently took up learning how to play the theremin), playing tennis, karaoke, and spending time with family and friends.