Diane Mosnik, Ph.D.
My name is Diane M. Mosnik, Ph.D., and I am a Clinical Neuropsychologist trained in the assessment and diagnosis of neurologic and psychiatric disorders in geriatric, adult, and pediatric populations. I perform both clinical and forensic, or legal, evaluations which are designed to answer questions that you may have about yourself or to provide information that others, such as your healthcare providers, may want to know about you in order to deliver the best services possible to meet your needs. My evaluations are tailored specifically to address your individual wishes so that you, and your healthcare providers or your attorney, will have useful and accurate information about your level of emotional, psychological, social, intellectual, cognitive, medical, and adaptive functioning. My goal as a neuropsychologist, is to provide my clients with extensive, useful resources and treatment recommendations so that they have a road map of options to pursue. I hope to provide my clients with an understanding of their overall functioning and how their personal strengths and weaknesses can affect the functioning of other aspects of their life.
In terms of my forensic work, I am involved in conducting evaluations for disability, competency for guardianship (such as for individuals with diagnoses of autism transitioning into adulthood and dementia), and personal injury cases involving traumatic brain injuries and other diagnoses. I am also active in conducting evaluations for civil and criminal litigation cases by providing attorneys with valuable information about their clients and how their client’s potential clinical diagnoses and level of cognitive functioning affects their legal situation. I have testified in both state and federal courts. My specialties as expert witness include Schizophrenia, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Dementia, Traumatic Brain Injury, and other neurologic and psychiatric conditions.
I completed my doctoral degree at the Finch University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School, now known as the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in 1999, followed by a clinical internship at The University of Chicago Hospitals Department of Psychiatry in Chicago and a fellowship at the Indiana University School of Medicine, in the Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry, in Indianapolis. Following the completion of my doctoral degree, I was employed as an assistant professor by Baylor College of Medicine in the Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry at the Texas Medical Center for six years prior to returning to my home in the Midwest. Since returning home, I worked for a couple of regional hospitals, including Aurora St. Luke’s and Wheaton Franciscan All Saints, prior to going into private practice. I am licensed in the states of Wisconsin and Texas.
In addition to my clinical work, I have satisfied my strong desire to inform others about important clinical diagnoses by presenting various talks and workshops for the Alzheimer’s Association and the Autism Society around Southeastern Wisconsin, including presentations on the neuropsychology of dementia, how to differentiate the various causes of dementia, the behavioral difficulties associated with different types of dementia, the importance of caregiving for the caregiver working with individuals diagnosed with dementia, specific information on the Fronto-temporal Dementias and Lewy Body Dementia, and information on transitioning from adolescence into adulthood for individuals on the Autism Spectrum. In my free time, I enjoy the outdoors, particularly motorcycle riding and scuba diving; although I also enjoy reading, playing brain games, and watching movies. I love to travel and to spend time with my family and my furry beast of a dog. I have also been busy lately teaching my niece how to sew!