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Jorge A. Herrera Pino, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

Office: AHC1 - 348

Phone: 305-445-3222


Herrera-Pino, MD, has a long-standing international career in academics, having had his first position as an instructor in Psychology in 1968. Dr. Herrera-Pino was a Professor of Medical Psychology in the Department of Medical Specialties at the University of Alcala, in Madrid, Spain for 10 years. This experience afforded Dr. Herrera-Pino the opportunity of becoming intimately familiar with European models of medical education. Dr. Herrera-Pino was also the first Chancellor of Carlos Albizu University, locally in Miami, Florida.

In addition to his academic career, Dr. Herrera-Pino has had the opportunity of practicing as a neuropsychologist in various settings. In addition to his appointment in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health of the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Dr. Herrera-Pino is currently the Director of the Department of Neuropsychology of West Gables Rehabilitation Hospital. There he serves in the Medical Executive Committee, the Director of the Department of Behavioral Medicine of the Medical Care Consortium, Inc. also in Miami, Florida. He is also the Director and Chief Operating Officer of NeuroRehabilitation Associates, LLC.

At the present time, Dr. Herrera-Pino holds faculty appointments at the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra in Santiago, Dominican Republic, where he is the International Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Clinical Neuropsychology, Universidad del Norte, in Barranquilla. Colombia, where he has been designated as an Honored Professor, and Universidad de Vigo, in Spain. He was granted an Honorary Doctor of Education and Humanities by Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Urena, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, for his outstanding service in international medical and psychology education.

Dr. Herrera-Pino’s research interests are in the field of brain-behavior relationship, including the aging process, cerebro-vascular accidents, traumatic brain injury, and attention deficit hyper-activity disorder. The emphasis of his work is directed toward Hispanic, Spanish speaking patients.


  • Doctor of Medicine, Universidad de Alcalá, Madrid, Spain
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical and Pediatric Neuropsychology, Universidad de Alcala, Madrid, Spain
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Clinical and Educational Neuropsychology, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
  • Specialist in Arts, School Psychology, Eastern Michigan University
  • Master of Education, Educational Psychology, University of Miami
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of Miami


  • Herrera Pino, J.A.  & Castellanos, C.E. The relationship between intelligence and executive functions in Hispanic patients with mild traumatic brain injury. Psychology, 2020; 11, 137- 145
  • Herrera Pino, J.A. & Maceira Gago, A.D. (Eds.) (2016). Manual for the neuropsychological interpretation of the WAIS: Including the different editions of the WAIS: WAIS, WAIS-R, WAIS-III, WAIS-IV. Saarbrücken (GER): Editorial Académica Española.
  • López Velásquez, N.D., Coronado López, J., Herrera-Pino, J., Soto-Añari, M., Ferrel-Ortega, R. The effect of learning morphology on visual-spatial processing in Chilean university students. Interamerican Journal of Psychology, 2016; 50 (3), 441-448.
  • Pino Melgarejo, M.M., Herrera Pino, J.A., & Jubiz Bassi, N.S. The relationship between the diagnosis of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and executive functions in school age children. Psychology, 2015; 6, 600-605.
  • Herrera Pino, J.A. & Maceira Gago, A.D. (Eds.) (2015). Manual for the neuropsychological interpretation of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children: WISC WISC-R WISC-III WISC-IV. Madrid (SP): McGraw-Hill Education.
  • Herrera-Pino,  J.A., Armas, J., Dieguez, N., & Alarcon, E. Conceptual foundations of a cognitive health program for Hispanic patients with Minor Neurocognitive Disorder. Psychology. 2013; 4 (10A1), 23-28.
  • Herrera-Pino, J.A., Diéguez, N., & Armas,  J.  The impact of cognitive reserve on the neuropsychological functioning of Hispanic patients with minor neurocognitive disorder. Psychology. 2013; 4 (10A1):19-22.
  • Herrera-Pino, J.A., Jubiz Bassi, N.S., Armas, J., & Diéguez, N.  Ability of the Mini-Mental State Examination to predict the neuropsychological performance of Hispanic patients with minor neurocognitive disorder. Psychology. 2014; 5:340- 348.
  • Herrera Pino, J.A. & Vargas, J.L. (Eds.) (2007). Manual for the neuropsychological examination of dementia. Coral Gables (FL): Interamerican Academy of Applied Cognitive Neuroscience.