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John Dorn, PsyD

4.9 out of 5 (63 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 (18)

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  • 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.

  • Very comfortable experience with medical team.

  • I was greeted immediately upon my arrival. The Doctor himself came to get me from waiting room within few minutes. He was very professional and personable. He listened to my concerns and did a thorough work up. He made me feel like he is going to get to the cause of my memory issues with further testing.

  • The Doctor had balance and a good listening ear.

  • Always a pleasant & informative appointment! Always feel good when leaving after the appointment!

  • The results of my testing and the doctor's validation gave me much relief and helped put past trauma behind me. I am able to move into the future with confidence. Thankyou

  • Dr. Dorn is a most thoughtful person. I have a lot of confidence in his judgement.

  • This is a great practice at physician, nurse and front desk levels.

  • I thought this provider. Was very good, and I'm understanding.

  • I really felt like Dr. Dorn listened to me and took my concerns seriously.

  • I was very pleased with the facility, staff, and Doctor. They were all professional, kind, and attentive.

  • Adressed all of my concerns.Gave me last time results of tests to compare with results of tests this appt on 8/11/2021.

  • Excellent medical treatment.

  • John Dorn is a great asset to your organization. He is also a huge proponent for Southcoast Healthcare. I was very impressed with him as a healthcare provider.

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