|Dr. Karim Yamout of Carter Psychology Center received an award and was honored by the Medical Staff of Manatee Memorial Hospital at its annual meeting last night. The award honors Dr. Yamout’s recently published research on the impact of sleep disorders on oxygen levels, memory and other intellectual functions has advanced the science of helping people who needlessly suffer from a number of memory disorders. “I am honored by this prize. It really means a lot when one’s work is recognized by such esteemed colleagues” Yamout said upon learning he had been selected for the award.Dr. Yamout is a Licensed Psychologist specializing in neuropsychological assessment of cognitive, emotional, and behavioral changes that accompany neurological problems. His primary focus is working with individuals experiencing memory and other cognitive changes due to aging, stroke, traumatic brain injury, illness, and other conditions that affect the brain. Dr. Yamout notes that brain changes can worsen memory and thinking abilities, affect self-control and behavior, and leading to emotional difficulties.
Dr. Yamout’s background in neuropsychology is quite broad, with training at: the Emory School of Medicine Cognitive Neurology clinic; the Shepherd Center; and the University of California at Davis Medical Center, Department of Neurology/Alzheimer’s Disease Center. His achievements include co-authoring the work that led to, and remains the foundation for the Lebanese government’s anti-drug policies.