Ralph Benedict, Ph.D.

Neuropsychology Advisor

Ralph H.B. Benedict, PhD, is a professor of Neurology at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He also holds faculty appointments in the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology at SUNY Buffalo. He completed a PhD in psychology in 1990 from Arizona State University and post-doctoral training at the John Hopkins School of Medicine.

Dr. Benedict is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist. He has extensive training and experience in the assessment and management of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. He has published more than 250 peer-reviewed manuscripts and is the author of 2 widely used neuropsychological tests, the Hopkins Verbal Learning Test Revised and the Brief Visuospatial Memory Test Revised. He has H-index factor of 78. He also developed the MS Neuropsychological Screening Questionnaire (MSNQ), a widely used screening test of MS cognitive disorder. He has served as a consultant to several national and international organizations dedicated to peer-reviewed symposia on MS and cognitive impairment, or consensus opinions on clinical matters related to MS (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Charcot Foundation, Consortium of MS Centers, National MS Society, and American Academy of Neurology). Dr. Benedict is currently pursuing research studies on quantitative MRI findings in MS and their relationship with personality, cognition, and neuropsychiatric disorders. His current interests also concentrate on the development of new measures of processing speed of memory and work capacity. Currently, he is the Director of Neuropsychological Services for the Department of Neurology for the Jacobs School of Biomedical Sciences at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Benedict collaborates closely with BNAC in all aspects of research and treatment of neuropsychological conditions related to multiple sclerosis and dementias.