Our Neuropsychologist / Psychiatrist
Caroline A. Racine, Ph.D.
Assistant Adjunct Professor of Neurological Surgery and Radiation Oncology
Dr. Racine is a clinical neuropsychologist who specializes in the assessment of cognition and mood in patients with neurological disorders. She serves as part of the multidisciplinary team for three main patient groups: neurooncology, radiation oncology, and surgical movement disorders. Specifically, she provides neuropsychological assessment for patients prior to surgery or intervention (baseline evaluations) and also provides ongoing assessment in order to monitor cognitive function over time. The results of these evaluations are used to assist with treatment planning and return-to-work strategies. Dr. Racine also takes a limited number of referrals to evaluate other individuals with cognitive complaint secondary to neurosurgical and/or neurological conditions.
With respect to research, Dr. Racine is interested in the effects of various types of treatment and intervention (i.e. deep brain stimulation, cyberknife vs. whole-brain radiation, total vs. partial tumor resection) on cognition and mood, with the overall goal being to minimize negative side effects and significantly improve quality of life. Dr. Racine received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Washington University in 2005, with a specific focus in Neuropsychology and Aging. She subsequently completed an internship in Neuropsychology at Duke University, followed by a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the UCSF Memory & Aging Center focusing on aging and dementia. She was a faculty member in the UCSF Department of Neurology from 2007 to 2009 and is currently an Assistant Adjunct Professor in the departments of Neurological Surgery and Radiation Oncology.
Education, Training, and Previous Positions
Boston University, Boston, MA
2002; MA, Clinical Psychology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
2005: PhD, Clinical Psychology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Duke University Medical Center, 2005
University of California, San Francisco, 2007
For more information please visit Dr. Racine's UCSF Profile
Andreea L. Seritan, MD
Health Sciences Clinical Professor
Andreea L. Seritan, MD is a geriatric psychiatrist with an interest in treating patients with movement disorders and psychiatric comorbidities. She completed her psychiatry residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, followed by a geriatric psychiatry fellowship at University of California (UC) Los Angeles. Prior to joining UCSF, Dr. Seritan was with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UC Davis from 2004 to 2015. There, Dr. Seritan was part of an interprofessional team that studied the psychiatric and cognitive aspects of the neurodegenerative disease, fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS). She also completed a fellowship in medical education and developed the UC Davis School of Medicine student wellness program, serving as Associate Dean for Student Wellness from 2013 to 2015.
Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania 1992
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 2003
University of California, Los Angeles 2004