Physicians & Leadership

Pioneering Rehabilitation

Mark Herceg, Ph.D.

Director, Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor of Psychology in Clinical Neurology, Weill Cornell Medical College

As the director of rehabilitation psychology and neuropsychology, Mark Herceg, Ph.D. leads Burke’s clinical neuropsychologists and neurorehabilitation fellows in evaluating and treating the brain-behavior relationship. They work with patients who have cognitive impairments, such as personality changes, brought on by brain injury or stroke.

Dr. Herceg specializes in working with patients who have had traumatic injures such as brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, multiple traumas, amputations and other disease states. Dr. Herceg is part of the team at Burke that strives to assist patients heal in all aspects of their injury or illness—body, mind and spirit.

Along with his work at Burke, Dr. Herceg is also an assistant professor of psychology in Weill Cornell Medical College’s Clinical Neurology department. He has contributed to several articles including a chapter for In the Arena: A Sports Law Handbook called “Concussions From a Neuropsychological and Medical Perspective,” published in 2013. 


  • B.A., New York University, New York, New York, 1991
  • M.A., Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University, Bronx, New York, 1995
  • Ph.D., Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University, Bronx, New York, 1997

Postgraduate Training:

  • Pre-doctoral Internship, Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, NYU Medical Center, New York, New York
  • Psychology Extern, Center for Cognition and Communication, New York, New York
  • Pre-doctoral Research Fellow, Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, NYU Medical Center, New York, New York


Herceg, M. (2013). Concussions-From a Neuropsychological and Medical Perspective. In the Arena: A Sports Law Handbook. ed. Elissa D. Hecker, Esq.; David Krell, Esq.

Herceg, M. (2007). Understanding Cognitive Rehabilitation: Physical Therapy for the Brain.  Norwalk Hospital Women’s Health, Fall 2007. 

Herceg, M., Melamed, B.G., & Pregrad, J. (1996).  Impact of War Events and Optimism on Refugee and Non-refugee Children from Croatia and Bosnia-

Hercegovina.  Croatian Medical Journal, 37, 111-114.

Herceg, M. (1994).  A Croatian-American’s Perspective on the Psychological Effects of War on Children in Croatia and Bosnia-HercegovinaCroatian Medical Journal, 35, 252-253.


Herceg, M. (2009, July). Neuropsychology of Substance Abuse. Presentation given at Silver Hill Hospital. 


Herceg, M. (2000, April).  Neuropsychological Differences between Left and Right Hemisphere Brain Damage. World Association of Croatian Physicians.  Sixth Joint Meeting, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Herceg, M. (1997, May).  Rehabilitation after head injury and stroke in the United States.  World Association of Croatian Physicians.  Fifth Joint Meeting, Opatija, Croatia.  

Herceg, M., Melamed, B.G., & Pregrad, J. (1996, March).  War-related Trauma in Refugee Children.  International Congress of Behavioral Medicine.  Fourth International Congress of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, D.C.


Herceg, M. (1991, Spring).  Developmental Progression in Play Behavior of Infants from 5 to 17 Months of Age.  NYU Psychology Department.  NYU Tutorial Seminar, New York.