Oregon Neurobehavioral Group > Serana Chester, Ph.D.

Dr. Chester is licensed to practice in Oregon. Prior to working in Oregon she served as the Director of Training and attending psychologist in the Neuropsychology Service in the Psychiatry Department at The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

During her training, Dr. Chester was awarded the Humanitarian Award while pursuing her master’s degree at Nova Southeastern University and The Johnson Fellowship while completing her doctoral studies at the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology at Palo Alto University, where she specialized in neuropsychology. She has published research in mild traumatic brain injury, the diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases, concussion treatment and interdisciplinary care in public health settings.

In her spare time Dr. Chester enjoys hiking and biking with her family, reading, traveling, and cooking. Spanish was her first language as she was raised abroad as a daughter of U.S. Diplomats. She lived in Spanish and French speaking countries throughout her childhood and now has a large extended Hispanic family. She was an avid equestrian growing up and was fortunate enough to indulge her passion for horses in the competitive world of show jumping.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology

San Francisco Clinical Neurosciences, San Francisco CA

Clinical Psychology Internship, Neuropsychology Specialization

University of California San Diego Health System, La Jolla CA

Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology

Pacific Graduate School at Palo Alto University, Palo Alto CA

Master of Science in Clinical Psychology

Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale FL

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

University of California at San Diego, La Jolla CA

Professional Affiliations

American Psychological Association
Society for Clinical Neuropsychology
National Academy of Neuropsychology
Hispanic Neuropsychological Society