Clinical Psychologist & Neuropsychologist (Adults & Seniors)
Dr. Elmar Gardizi is a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist working with adults and seniors. He provides counselling and neuropsychological assessment for a wide range of conditions, most notably depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and traumatic brain injury.
Dr. Gardizi completed his Ph.D. in Psychology at the University of Windsor. He has held clinical positions at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton (in the Clinical Neuropsychology Service, Forensic Psychology Service, Anxiety Treatment & Research Centre, and Cleghorn Early Intervention Clinic for Psychosis), the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (Schizophrenia Program), and the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, Detroit (inpatient traumatic brain injury & stroke, inpatient spinal cord injury, outpatient geriatric neuropsychology, outpatient psychotherapy, and outpatient neuropsychological assessment). He currently holds a full-time position as a staff psychologist at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton in the Cleghorn Early Intervention Clinic for Psychosis.
Gardizi, E., Hanks, R., Millis, S. R., & Figueroa, M. (2014). Comorbidity and insurance as predictors of disability following traumatic brain injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 95(12), 2396-2401.
Gardizi, E., Millis, S. R., Hanks, R., & Axelrod, B. (2012). Analysis of the Postconcussive Syndrome Questionnaire: Measuring the core construct of brain injury symptomatology. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 26(6), 869-878.
Gardizi, E., Czepita, A., Cole, E., Weatherston, B., Cooper, B., & Archie, S. (2017, May). Examining the predictors and sustainability of recovery for a 5 year early intervention program for psychoses: A research proposal. Poster presented at the Early Psychosis Intervention Ontario Network (EPION), Mississauga, Ontario.
Gardizi, E. (2017). Memory and Aging. Invited lecture presented at the Hamilton Central and Terry Berry Library as part of Psychology Month affiliated with St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton, February 11 & 27, 2017.
Gardizi, E., Abeare, C. A., Hanks, R., & Millis, S. R. (2015, May). Predictors of depression in a post-acute and chronic brain injury sample. Poster presented at the 27th Annual Research Day, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.
Gardizi, E. (2015). Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). Presented at Mental Health and Addiction Program Rounds, St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton, May 7, 2015.
Gardizi, E., Gojmerac, C., & King, J. (2014). Memory Boost: An intervention for individuals with memory concerns. Poster presented at the 26th Annual Research Day, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.
Gardizi, E., & Hanks, R. (2013, February). Does medical burden predict depression 1-year after traumatic brain injury? Poster presented at the meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Waikoloa, HI.
Gardizi, E., Figueroa, M., & Hanks, R. (2012, February). Medical comorbidities and health insurance as predictors of functional outcome following traumatic brain injury. Poster presented at the meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Montreal, QC.