Lafosse Neuropsychology, PC Jose M. Lafosse, Ph.D., ABPP

2127 Olympic Parkway
Suite 1006-619
San Diego, CA 91915
United States
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Dr. Lafosse is a Board Certified Clinical Neuropsychologist with offices in San Diego and Denver, specializing in the assessment of brain injury and neurological disorders in adults. He is also a consulting neuropsychologist at the renowned Craig Hospital in Denver for patients with traumatic brain injury and SCI. Dr. Lafosse is Professor in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience at Regis University. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California after earning a B.A. from Loyola Marymount University. He then completed an internship in neuropsychology at the Palo Alto V.A. Medical Center, followed by a residency in neuropsychology in the Department of Neurology at the University of California Davis School of Medicine.

Dr. Lafosse conducts clinical, Workers' Compensation, Fitness for Duty, and forensic neuropsychological evaluations for Personal Injury as well as Capacity & Guardianship cases. He also is a native Spanish speaker and performs neuropsychological evaluations in Spanish.

Dr. Lafosse is an active clinical scientist and a reviewer for several scientific journals in neuropsychology. He has served on the Education Committee of the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado, the Diversity Committee of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, and as Treasurer of the Hispanic Neuropsychological Society. Dr. Lafosse was named a Fellow in the National Academy of Neuropsychology in 2013 for significant contributions to the field of Neuropsychology.

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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.