Faculty Profile: Melissa Buttaro, Ph.D.

Melissa Buttaro
Melissa Buttaro, Ph.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Bio Med Psychiatry & Human Behavior


Melissa Buttaro is a clinical neuropsychologist specializing in geriatric neuropsychology. She earned her B.A. in Psychology at Smith College and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (Neuropsychology concentration) at the University of Connecticut. She completed her predoctoral internship at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System, then came to Brown in 2007 for a postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at The Miriam Hospital (TMH). She became a Staff Neuropsychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at TMH in 2009.


The Miriam Hospital
Rhode Island Hospital
International Neuropsychological Society
American Psychological Association

Teaching Experience

Melissa Buttaro supervises clinical neuropsychology postdoctoral fellows within the Clinical Psychology Training Consortium in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown Medical School.