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Scott J. Hunter, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience and Pediatrics

Director, Neuropsychology

Coordinator, Child Psychology Training Program

Vice-Chair, Biological Sciences Division/University of Chicago Medical Center Institutional Review Board

Dr. Scott Hunter specializes in pediatric neuropsychology and pediatric psychology. In the clinic and in his research, Dr. Hunter focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of learning, developmental, and neurobehavioral disorders, with particular interests in the neuropsychological complications of medical illness and its treatment in pediatric patients, executive function development, subcortically-based neurodevelopmental disorders, and the identification of neurological and behavioral risk factors that contribute to developmental disabilities.

Dr. Hunter is an expert in the neuropsychological and psychosocial aspects of many childhood-onset conditions, including learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), epilepsy, childhood cancers, hydrocephalus, neurofibromatosis and autism. He is also an expert on the impact environmental and socioeconomic factors have on neuropsychological development and disabilities. He has written articles and book chapters on his research and clinical interests, and has given presentations based on his research findings at conferences around the world.

Practice Location

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certification


Graduate School

University of Illinois at Chicago


Stone Institute of Psychiatry (Northwestern Memorial Hospital), Chicago


University of Rochester Medical Center, NY


American Epilepsy Society
American Psychological Association
International Neuropsychological Society
Sigma Xi

Language Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-2227

Office Fax

(773) 702-9929

Office Postal Address

Scott J. Hunter, PhD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 3077
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

  • Child and adolescent psychology
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Pediatric epilepsy
  • Brain and nervous system tumors
  • Infectious and autoimmune diseases (e.g., HIV)
  • Developmental sequelae of prenatal and neonatal brain injuries
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Tourette's syndrome
  • Pediatric movement disorders
  • Intellectual disability syndromes
  • Learning disorders

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Dr. Hunter is featured in a story on the link between advanced maternal age and instances of autism. »Read the story