Avi Madan-Swain, PhD

Madan-SwainAssociate Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Hope and Cope Psychosocial Program

Dr. Madan-Swain is a Pediatric Psychologist/Neuropsychologist and Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Neurology, University of Alabama at Birmingham. She also is the Director of the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Psychosocial Program at Children's Hospital in Birmingham. Dr. Madan-Swain completed a doctorate in clinical psychology from Georgia State in 1998, as well as a doctorate in Special Education from Purdue University in 1984. She completed internship training at UAB Department of Neuropsychiatry and Post-doctoral fellowships in Pediatric Psychology and Neuropsychology at Children's Hospital and the UAB Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Madan-Swain has worked extensively with chronically ill children and their families in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She is actively engaged in research focusing on neurocognitive functioning in survivors of childhood leukemia, brain tumor, and stem cell transplant, school reentry for chronically ill youth, as well as individual and familial adaptation and coping, and quality of life issues.