Margaret Semrud-Clikeman, PhD

Professor, Division of Clinical Behavioral Neuroscience

Margaret Semrud-Clikeman

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-625-3255

Fax 612-624-7681

Office Address:
Clinical Behavioral Neuroscience
Riverside Professional Building
606 24th Ave S.
5th Floor, Suite 550-5
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Mailing Address:
Department of Pediatrics
MMC 486 Mayo
8486A (Campus Delivery Code)
420 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

MD, Medical School, University of Georgia

Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School (Neuropsychology)

Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, University of Georgia

M.S. in Educational Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Margaret Semrud-Clikeman, Ph.D. received her doctorate from the University of Georgia in 1990. She completed an internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical school (MGH) and received a post-doctoral neuroscience fellowship at MGH from NIH to study neuropsychological and brain morphology in children with ADHD. Her dissertation was awarded the Outstanding Dissertation of the Year Award from the Orton Dyslexia Society. She continues her research interests in the areas of ADHD and educational neuroscience. She is currently working on research in ADHD, 18q- syndrome, and autistic spectrum disorders. With Dr. Plizska at UTHSCSA,

Margaret was awarded a NIH grant to study the effects of stimulant medication on neuropsychological functioning. Dr. Semrud-Clikeman and her students have developed a social competence intervention that has been successfully piloted. Dr. Semrud-Clikeman was awarded the 1999 Early Career Contributions award from the National Academy of Neuropsychology. She has also been awarded support for her work studying NVLD and Asperger Disorder from a private foundation. Moreover, Dr. Semrud-Clikeman was recently awarded intramural funding for her study of executive function and attentional problems in children who survive cerebral malaria in Malawi. She has published more than 60 articles, 75 chapters and 6 books as well as making over 200 presentations at national and international conferences. Dr. Semrud-Clikeman is currently a Professor of Pediatrics and Division Head of Clinical Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Minnesota.



University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital;University of Minnesota Medical Center

Board Certifications

Clinical Interests

ADHD; Autism; Learning Disabilities; Developmental Disabilities