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John Dorn, PsyD

4.9 out of 5 (64 Ratings)



About John Dorn

Dr. Dorn received his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York, master’s degree in clinical psychology from Marshall University and his doctorate from the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology. His doctoral dissertation concerning cerebral dysfunction in schizophrenia was completed as part of a NIMH funded research program at the University of Chicago Biological Psychiatry Program at the Illinois State Psychiatric Institute, Chicago, IL. Dr. Dorn has subspecialty training and experience in infant and toddler mental health, pediatric, adolescent and adult clinical psychology and neuropsychology, as well as geriatrics.

Dr. Dorn’s clinical interests focus on differential diagnostic testing in the areas of neurodevelopmental disorders (autism, pervasive developmental disorders, genetic syndromes, learning disabilities), attention and learning disorders, neurocognitive aspects of neurologic disorders (strokes, aneurysms, seizure disorders, multiple sclerosis), traumatic brain injuries including concussions, and Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Moreover, Dr. Dorn has extensive experience in the evaluation of talented and gifted children and adults.

Dr. Dorn is affiliated with Southcoast Health (Brain and Spine Center as well its three affiliated hospital sites, Saint Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford, Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River and Tobey Hospital in Wareham. Dr. Dorn is also a consultant at Southcoast Behavioral Health Hospital.

Academic positions have included clinical instructor, research supervisor or adjunct faculty at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, the College of DuPage, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and the Pennsylvania State University.

Additionally, Dr. Dorn is trained as a sports psychologist and has coached both girls’ and boys’ basketball through the high school AAU level. Academic positions have included clinical instructor, research supervisor or adjunct faculty at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, the College of DuPage, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and invited lecturer at the Barnstable (Cape Cod) Police Academy.


Practicing at the following locations:

Southcoast Physicians Group Neurology

101 Page Street
New Bedford, MA 02740

P: 508-979-5557

Get Directions 41.626616 -70.9383019

Southcoast Physicians Group Neurology

480 Hawthorn Street
Dartmouth, MA 02747

P: 508-973-9180

Get Directions 41.625282 -70.9559079

Insurances Accepted

Southcoast accepts most major insurance plans. Call the Southcoast patient registration department at 844-297-2952 or your health plan with any questions regarding coverage.

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Patient Comments (21)

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  • Waited over a year for an appointment, but other than that it was a great experience.

  • Everything went well and I was absolutely pleased.

  • I always have a good experience with this provider and staff

  • Dr. Dorn personally greeted us in the waiting room. He was careful to look at mom and speak to her instead of about her to me. He was patient, helpful, and informative. It was a one time visit with no follow-up required. Excellent Dr.

  • I was greeted warmly, ushered into my appointment in a timely manner (by the doctor himself), was listened to closely, and the doctor responded to my questions with knowledge and insight that was applicable to my queries. Doctor Dorn is top-notch in every way, and, I feel very fortunate to be tended to by such a fine professional.

  • Kind and informative Dr. John Dorm. I waited 6 months for an appt but it was worth it

  • I have known John Dorn for many years . He is always kind, respectful, ethical, competent, gentle and supportive.I cannot imagine any need for improvement.John Dorn is A1 in my book.

  • Doctor Dorn is efficient, thorough, personable, and easy to talk to. I am glad he became one of my providers.

  • Everything was good except I had to wait a year for an appointment.

  • Outstanding patient service.

  • DR Dorn is actually the nicest, most knowledgeable, thorough, personable and professional Dr that I've ever had. He listens well, explains things in a way I can understand & seems to be very genuine in his caring about my issues.

  • I could talk to him with no problem at all, and I like him.

  • I felt very comfortable and at ease with Dr.Dorn. He explained everything very well and answered my questions. I would highly recommend him.

  • John Dorn and was very attentive and understanding of my issues

  • John Dorn is an excellent doctor and knows me. I've been his patient before. His careful attention, and he's very well informed on this subject. He also had me tested by another person named [Name]. She's also excellent at her job, and she also knows me, and pays careful attention. Yeah, he's of the rare people I've met in terms of how qualified he is, and how kind and...responsive he is. Thank you.

  • Dr. Dorn was great! Very happy with this experience and highly recommend him !

  • Always friendly and welcoming. Dr. Dorn couldn't be more interested in my mental health. He is a good man!

  • The office staff was friendly and helpful. Dr. Dorn was easy to talk to, knowledgeable, and listened to my concerned. I didn't feel rushed and was very satisfied with my visit.

  • Dr Dorn is very good with my mother

  • Got into the appointment quickly, I wasn't sitting in the waiting room but 5 minutes. He was courteous, professional, educated and I am interested in seeing what he can help me with where others haven't. And I believe he will. Dr. Dorn is a nice man, he's cool, and pays attention. More doctors should follow his lead.

  • Dr dorn was punctual, personal and knowledgeable.

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