Margaret Semrud-Clikeman, PhD, LP, ABPdN

Professor Emeritus, Department of Pediatrics

Margaret Semrud-Clikeman

Contact Info

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

Mailing Address:
Pediatric Clinical Behavioral Neuroscience
RPB550 - 8961B
2450 Riverside Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Professor Emeritus, Department of Pediatrics

Faculty Member, Pediatric Clinical Behavioral Neuroscience

Pediatric Neuropsychologist

Postdoctoral fellowship in Neuropsychology, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

PhD, Educational Psychology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

MS, Educational Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI


Margaret Semrud-Clikeman, PhD 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,

Dr. Semrud-Clikeman 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. In 1999 she was awarded the Early Career Contributions award from the National Academy of Neuropsychology. She has also been awarded support for her work studying NVLD and Asperger Syndrome from a private foundation. Dr. Semrud-Clikeman was recently awarded intramural funding for her study of executive function and attention problems in children who survive cerebral malaria in Malawi.

Dr. Semrud-Clikeman has published more than 60 articles, 75 chapters, 6 textbooks, and given over 200 presentations at national and international conferences. Dr. Semrud-Clikeman holds the rank of Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota.

Awards & Recognition

  • Department Leadership Award, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota (2019)
  • Selected as Master Mentor for the Academic Health Center (2016)
  • Named Notable Scholar by the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia (2014)
  • Early Career Award, National Academy of Neuropsychology (1999)
  • Royalty Research Award, University of Washington (1993)



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

Board Certifications

Pediatric Neuropsychology

Clinical Interests

ADHD; Autism; Learning Disabilities; Developmental Disabilities