Who We Are

Neuropsychological Evaluation Service

Who We Are

Neuropsychologist, Neuropsychological Evaluation Service
Assistant Professor of Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry) at CUMC
Clinical Director, PROMISE at Columbia

Dr. Molly Algermissen provides neuropsychological evaluations through the ColumbiaDoctors Neuropsychological Evaluation Service. Dr. Algermissen is a clinical psychologist in the Developmental Neuropsychiatry Program at Columbia University Medical Center, and is also the clinical director of PROMISE at Columbia. Dr. Algermissen received her PhD in clinical psychology from George Mason University in May 2000. She completed her internship in at Penn State Geisinger Medical Center and her postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at the Children's Hospital. Her areas of specialization include neuropsychology, learning disabilities, autism, and developmental disorders.

Neuropsychologist, Neuropsychological Evaluation Service and PROMISE at Columbia
Instructor in Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry) at CUMC

Dr. Claire Golden is a certified school psychologist and a New York State licensed clinical psychologist with a specialty in developmental neuropsychology. She is a neuropsychologist at PROMISE at Columbia and has a private neuropsychology practice through the ColumbiaDoctor's Neuropsychological Evaluation Service. 

Dr. Golden earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from Vassar College and her PhD in educational psychology with a specialization in school psychology from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) in 2013, where she was the Gilleece Fellow from 2007 to 2012. She completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at PROMISE at Columbia and continues to focus on neuropsychological evaluations with underserved children in her work there.

At both PROMISE and through her private practice, Dr. Golden specializes in comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations with children who are struggling in school. She assesses students' cognitive abilities, academic skills, language, memory, executive functioning, and social-emotional well-being in order to clarify diagnoses and plan for future treatment and interventions. She has worked with both private and public schools throughout the tri-state area in order to ensure her patients have the best classroom placement and services possible. She has also participated in IEP meetings and impartial hearings to help families navigate the public and private education systems.

Dr. Golden is a member of several professional associations and is in the process of becoming board certified in clinical and pediatric neuropsychology through ABPP. 

Dr. Meghan Tomb
Neuropsychologist, Neuropsychological Evaluation Service
Assistant Professor of Medical Psychology at CUMC
Associate Clinical Director, PROMISE at Columbia

Dr. Meghan Tomb is a child and adolescent psychologist and neuropsychologist. She is an Assistant Professor of Medical Psychology at Columbia University Medical Center, and the associate clinical director of PROMISE at Columbia. Dr. Tomb received her PhD at the University of Vermont and completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at Columbia University Medical Center/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. 

Dr. Tomb specializes in comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations of children, adolescents, and young adults with learning, language, attention/executive function, and developmental disabilities. Evaluations are completed within a developmental framework and often include assessment of social-emotional functioning and co-occurring psychiatric concerns. Her work includes providing ongoing recommendations and consultation for families and educators in developing and implementing appropriate academic, social, and behavioral interventions for children who are evaluated.