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Tammy Kordes Ph. D.

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Tammy Kordes received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Edinboro University and her doctoral degree from Gannon University.  Her doctoral residency training was completed through the Erie Psychological Consortium with rotations at Northshore Neurosciences, Safe Harbor Behavioral Health and Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Erie.  She completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at Northshore Neurosciences and Healthsouth for specialty training in Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology.
In addition to her clinical work in neuropsychology, Dr. Kordes has published a chapter on special issues following brain injury and has presented at local, state and national conferences.  She is a member of the American Psychological Association, the National Academy of Neuropsychology and the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, where she serves on two committees
Gannon University                  1995

Ph.D. Counseling Psychology


Edinboro University of PA.    1995

M.A. Rehabilitation Counseling


Edinboro University of PA.    1993

B.A.   Psychology




Professional Affiliations, Designations:

American Psychological Association


National Academy of Neuropsychology


Pennsylvania Psychological Association (member on Early Career Psychologist and Business and Psychology Partnership Committees)

Professional Appointments,
Hospital Affiliations


Allied Health Professional, UPMC Hamot Medical Center

201 State Street, Erie, PA  16501


Allied Health Professional, Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Erie

143 East 2nd. Street, Erie, PA.  16507


Allied Health Professional, Select Specialty Hospital of Erie,  201 State Street, Erie, PA  16501


Allied Health Professional, St. Vincent Health Center

232 West 25th Street, Erie, PA 16544



Professional Activities:


2016- present: Partner in MS Care Designation, National Multiple Sclerosis Society

2015 - present: Co-Director of the UPMC Hamot Neurology Conference

2009 -2015:  Clinical Instructor, Hamot Medical Center’s Neurology  Residency Program


2006:    Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital of  Erie - Physician of the Year


Fall 2003: Instructor:  Introduction to Psychology.  Gannon University, Erie, PA


Fall 2001: Teaching Assistant (volunteer)             Gannon University, Erie, PA. - Cognitive/Intellectual Assessment and Neuropsychological Assessment


1999-2004:  Co-Chair of Curriculum Committee

Graduate Student Organization, Gannon University, Erie, PA

Presentations & Research:  (2005 - Current)


Mirarchi FL1, Juhasz K, Cooney TE, Puller J, Kordes T, Weissert L, Lewis ML, Intrieri B,

 Cook  (2019). TRIAD XII: Are Patients Aware of and Agree With DNR or POLST Orders in Their Medical Records. Journal of Patient Safety. Sep; 15(3):230-237.

Kordes, T. (2019) The Neuropsychology of Stroke.  Presented at UPMC Acute Stroke Management Conference

Kordes, T.  (2019)  Reluctant Patient Story-Identifying Subtle Deficits in Patients.  Presented at the 2019 UPMC Hamot Neuroscience Conference

Grazioli, E., Kordes, T. (2016) Collaborative Consultation:  Interdisciplinary Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis.  Presented at the UPMC Hamot Neuroscience Conference

Kordes, T.  (2016).  Neuropsychology of Parkinson’s Disease.  Presented to the Parkinson’s Partners, Erie PA.

Kordes, T. (2016).  Neurobehavior Rehabilitation.  Presented at Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Erie.

Kordes, T. (2015).  Effects of Neurological Disorders on Libido.  Presented at the UPMC Hamot Neuroscience Conference, Erie, PA.

Kordes, T. (2014). Coming to terms with cognitive capacity. Presented at the UPMC Hamot Neuroscience Conference, Erie, PA.

Kordes, T. (2014) Psychological and behavioral impact of TBI.  Presented at the Healthsouth Brain Injury Symposium, Erie, PA.

Kordes, T. (2014) Treatment of concussion in rehabilitation settings.  Presented at the Healthsouth Brain Injury Symposium, Erie, PA.

Kordes, T. (2013)  Aphasia, a language of it’s own.  Presented at the  UPMC Hamot Neuroscience Conference, Erie, PA.

Kordes, T. (2013)  Neuropsychological Complications of Parkinson’s Disease.  Presented at the Parkinson’s Symposium, Erie, PA.


Kordes, T. (2012) Shaken Sense of Self: Psychological Impact of Sport Related Concussion.  Presented at St. Vincent’s Health Center Grand Rounds, Erie, PA.


Kordes, T (2012)  Cognitive Capacity, A Medical Perspective.  Presented at UPMC Hamot’s Medical Ethics in Your Community Conference, Erie, PA.


Glass, J., Kordes, T.. (2011)  “Running” a Sport Psychology Practice.  Presented at the Pennsylvania Psychological Association Annual Convention, Harrisburg, PA.


Kordes, T (2011)  Coma to Community: Recovery from TBI.  5 hour presentation at Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA.


Kordes, T (2011).  Emotional Challenges following CVA.  Presented at UPMC Hamot Grand Rounds, Erie, PA.


Hogue, M., Kordes, T. (2010).  Computerized Neuropsychological Testing:  Is Luria rolling over in his grave?  Presented at Pennsylvania Psychological Associations annual conference.  Harrisburg, PA.



Kordes, T. (2009).  Sports-Related Concussion:  A Neuropsychological Approach.  Presented at Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners Conference.  Erie, PA.


Kordes, T. (2009).  A Life Well Lived:  Mental Fitness and Parkinson’s Disease.  Presented at Parkinson’s Partner’s of Northwestern Pennsylvania, Inc. Summer Seminar.  Erie, PA.


Kordes, T. (2008).  3 D's.  Dementia, Delirium, and Depression.  Presented at 2008 Geriatric Care Conference.  Erie, PA.


Kordes, T.  (2008).  Using skills, not just pills:  Non-medication Management of Agitated Behavior in Dementia Patients.  Presented at 2008 Hamot Neurology Conference. Erie, PA.


Kordes, T. (2007).  Parkinson’s Disease and Depression.  Presented at Westfield Memorial Hospital.  Westfield, NY.


Kordes, T.  (2007). Behavioral interventions in the context of therapeutic interactions.  Presented to therapy department at Healthsouth Erie, PA.


Kordes, T.  (2007). The psychology of sport. Mental illness and athletes.  Presented at Mercyhurst College. Erie, PA.


Kordes, T.  (2006). Coping with chronic illness.  Presented to blood disorders caregivers group. Erie, PA.


Kordes, T., Leitzinger, C. (2006).  Neurocognitive assessment and intervention with dementia.  Presented at Brevillier Village Housing and Health Care.  Erie, PA.

Kordes, T. (2006).  Cognition and emotional expression in brain injury.  Presented at Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital’s brain injury educational series. Erie, PA.

Kordes, T.  (2006). Neurobehavioral rehabilitation.  Presented at Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital’s brain injury educational series.  Erie, PA.

Kordes, T. (2005).  “Finding your own path.  Gaining clinical competence in Neuropsychology”.  Professional colloquium at Gannon University. Erie, PA.

Costa, J., Kordes, T. (2005). Head injury across the continuum: Coma to community.  Presented at 2005 Case management Conference.  Erie, PA.

 Kordes, T. (2005) Dementia and related conditions.  Presented to staff and caregivers at Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital. Erie, PA.


Hogue, M., Kordes, T.  (2005). Sports related concussion:  A neuropsychological approach”.  Presented to athletic coaching staff at Meadville Medical Center.  Erie, PA.

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