Specialty Areas: Learning Disorders; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity and Behavior Disorders; Neuropsychological and Educational Testing; Organizational Skills Training.
Office Location: Lake Success, Long Island
David J. Marks, PhD, is the director of educational outreach for the Institute for Learning and Academic Achievement at the Child Study Center and a clinical assistant professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Marks conducts and supervises comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations of children, adolescents, and adults with learning disorders, developmental disabilities, and neurological conditions. A highly gifted and respected clinician, Dr. Marks routinely consults with teachers and school-based support teams, and assists parents and teachers with the implementation of home and school-based behavioral interventions.
A strong believer that active participation in science and clinical practice reciprocally informs and benefits each endeavor, Dr. Marks has also served as a researcher on multiple federally-funded research programs involving children and adults with ADHD. Currently, he is a co-investigator on a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) study evaluating non-pharmacological interventions for preschool children with ADHD as well as a longitudinal investigation of preschoolers with ADHD.
Dr. Marks received his bachelor's degree in psychology (Cum Laude) from Emory University and his master's degree in psychology from Queens College of the City University of New York. He earned his doctoral degree in clinical neuropsychology from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. During his clinical internship at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Marks received intensive training in pediatric neuropsychology, cognitive behavioral therapy, as well as child outpatient psychotherapy.
Following his postdoctoral fellowship at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Marks served as an assistant professor in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and the director of the Mount Sinai Learning and Development Center. While there, Dr. Marks's comprehensive approach to psychoeducational and neuropsychological testing and individualized, results-focused clinical reports earned him a reputation as an empathic clinician, dedicated educator, and invaluable patient advocate.
Dr. Marks has authored or co-authored more than 40 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and other professional publications, presented his work at numerous national and international conferences, and served as a reviewer for a National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) special emphasis panel and an ad-hoc reviewer for more than a dozen scientific journals. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, International Neuropsychological Society, and International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology.