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Robert Sawyer, PhD

Co-Director, Cognitive Disorders and Brain Health Program
Accepting New Patients
    Robert Sawyer, PhD
4.9 of 5 Stars
Based on 31 Patient Verified Ratings
Years Practicing

Robert Sawyer, PhD

Co-Director, Cognitive Disorders and Brain Health Program
Accepting New Patients
Primary Location
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA 70121


Dr. John Sawyer is a neuropsychologist at Ochsner Health where he assess patients with a wide variety of cognitive/behavioral problems. He works with attorneys and courts providing consultation and expertise related to neuropsychology/forensic psychology. Administratively, Dr. Sawyer co-directs the Center for Brain Health, which leads Alzheimers and related dementia assessment and care programs within the Ochsner Neuroscience Institute. His clinical transformation efforts are geared toward creating and sustaining dementia care for our rapidly aging population. Also, at Ochsner, he works in the Office of Professional Wellbeing where he is the Medical Director of Professional Staff Experience. In that role, he works with physicians and clinical teams struggling with burnout and job stress. In 2019, the Louisiana Psychological Association gave him the Early Career Psychologist award that year and, in 2020, was nominated as a healthcare hero at Ochsner during the initial wave of the COVID pandemic.

Education and Training

Medical Education

University of Memphis
Field of Study: PhD, Counseling Psychology


Memphis VA Medical Center
Field of Study: Neuropyschology


VA Maryland Health Care System
Field of Study: Neuropsychology

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Ochsner Patient Verified Reviews

To obtain patient ratings and comments, we partner with Press Ganey, an independent patient satisfaction company that works with more than 26,000 healthcare organizations to improve the patient experience. These patient verified ratings are based on the “likelihood to recommend” physician scores on the nationally developed Medical Practice Survey. Actual top box results for this question are translated to a 1-5 scale, and the star scores are measured on that scale, with 5 being the best score.

February 2024

Was told what to expect.

January 2024

Dr Sawyer is a compassionate, intelligent and competent provider. He carefully explained what the aim of our meeting was, what would come next and how the results of these visits would aid in any diagnosis or treatment. He put me at ease, even given the very personal and sensitive nature of our conversation. I'd recommend him to anyone without hesitation.

December 2023

Easy to talk to. My wife was present, and included in discussion.

December 2023

Very professional & caring.

October 2023

He was ok with our son (listening) in conference call. He allowed time to discuss, review test results & answer questions. Very reassuring & great comfort to us.