Elyssa Gerst, PhD

Pediatric Neuropsychologist


Primary Specialty



Pubmed Profile



Elyssa Gerst, PhD, joined Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in fall 2019. She came to Georgia by way of Washington, DC, where she completed her postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at Children’s National Health System. Prior to her fellowship training, Dr. Gerst completed her PhD at the University of Houston and her predoctoral internship in clinical psychology at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Denver.

Dr. Gerst has interests in the field of pediatric neuropsychology including but not limited to cognitive development in children with complex medical histories, the impact of congenital or acquired neurological disorders on neuropsychological functioning, and supporting optimal outcomes in children and adolescents.

In her spare time, Dr. Gerst enjoys spending time with family and friends and exploring local parks.

Focus of Practice

  • Pediatric neuropsychology

Areas of Interest

  • Cognitive development in children with complex medical histories
  • Neuropsychological functioning in children with congenital disorders
  • Concussion
  • Interaction between sleep and cognitive functioning
  • Training and program development


Childrens Physician Group - Neuropsychology

Egleston Hospital, 1405 Clifton Road NE Atlanta, GA 30322 Get Directions 404-785-2849

Childrens Physician Group - Neuropsychology

Center for Advanced Pediatrics, 1400 Tullie Road NE 4th Floor Atlanta, GA 30329 Get Directions 404-785-2849

Childrens Physician Group - Neuropsychology

Childrens Medical Office Bldg at Scottish Rite, 5461 Meridian Mark Rd NE Suite 180 Atlanta, GA 30342 Get Directions 404-785-2849

Research & Publications

Psychometric properties of neuropsychological measures; Impact of neuropsychological functioning on academic skills development