Michelle Fong, PhD, has joined Samaritan Neuropsychology - Albany. She provides evaluations for people experiencing forgetfulness, difficulty concentrating, trouble solving problems or other difficulties with thinking skills.
She earned a bachelor’s degree at Harvey Mudd College and master’s and doctorate degrees in psychology at the University of Oregon. She completed an internship at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center and residency training with Kaiser Permanente.
Dr. Fong was inspired to become a psychologist when she worked for a psychology professor in college.
“It made such a deep impression on me and also opened up the door to do research,” she said.
Dr. Fong enjoys the challenge of assessing conditions that affect brain health.
“My goal with every evaluation is to assess cognitive strengths, identify areas of need and provide recommendations,” she said. “I find it inspiring to get to know my patients over the course of an evaluation.”
After completing an internship at Samaritan, she decided to return here to work.
“I received great training and enjoy the community and all of the wonderful people at Samaritan,” Dr. Fong said.
In her free time, she likes trying new recipes and spending time with family and friends.
“In the summer, I can be convinced to do some outdoor activities, like floating the river, fishing or hiking,” she said.