Thomas G Burns, PsyD, ABPP, CN



Primary Specialty


Leadership Titles

System Medical Director, Neuropsychology


Board Certification
Am Bd Professional Neuropsychology, Am Bd Professional Psychology, Am Bd Professional Psychology (Pediatric Neuropsychology)
Bachelor's Degree Program:
University of Pennsylvania
Clinical Training:
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Doctor of Psychology School:
Georgia School of Professional Psychology
Hahnemann University Hospital
Scottish Rite Childrens Md Ctr


Pubmed Profile



Thomas Burns, PsyD, ABPP, is a double board-certified Pediatric Neuropsychologist at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Adjunct Clinical Professor at Emory University School of Medicine. For more than 25 years, Dr. Burns served as the Practice Director of Neuropsychology and Chief of Psychology at Children’s. He is currently the Medical Director of Concussion Research.

Dr. Burns received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania with a major in the biological basis of behavior. Following his undergraduate studies, he obtained his master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the Georgia School of Professional Psychology in Atlanta. Dr. Burns’ then completed a predoctoral internship in neuropsychology at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and St. Christopher’s Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia. Following the completion of a postdoctoral residency at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Dr. Burns became a licensed psychologist in Georgia in 1996. He is double board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) in clinical neuropsychology and clinical psychology with a specialization in pediatric neuropsychology.

In his spare time, Dr. Burns enjoys spending time with his wife and four daughters.


  • Fellow, American Academy of Clinical Psychology
  • Fellow, National Academy of Neuropsychology
  • Fellow, American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Fellow, American College of Professional Neuropsychology

Focus of Practice

  • Pediatric neuropsychology

Areas of Interest

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Concussion
  • Neurosurgical and neurological conditions


Childrens Physician Group - Neuropsychology

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Childrens Physician Group - Neuropsychology

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Professional Affiliations

  • International Neuropsychology Society
  • National Academy of Neuropsychology
  • American Psychological Association, Division 40
  • American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology

Research & Publications

Over the course of his career, Dr. Burns has pursued research and clinical interests involving neuropsychological evaluations for children diagnosed with traumatic brain injury, concussion, congenital heart disease, neurosurgical intervention, epilepsy and birth trauma.

In the News

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Physician, Dr. Burns, Shares How to Get a Great Night's Rest

Dr. Thomas Burns, director of neuropsychology at Children’s, speaks to the importance of limiting screen time to help you get to sleep.