Persona Neurobehavior Group

Persona Neurobehavior Group

Marcel Ponton, Ph.D., QME

625 Fair Oaks Ave, Suite 390 South Pasadena, CA 91030

About the Expert

Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychatry, UCLA. Licensed Clinical Psychologist. Clinical Neuropsychologist; extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of head injury and physical trauma. Testimony: 130+ depositions; 30+ @ trial

Areas of Expertise

  • Neuropsychology - Head Injury
  • Psychology

Expert's Profile

Dr. Ponton is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UCLA. He specializes in the neuropsychological assessment and treatment of traumatic brain injury patients and patients with psychological trauma. He has functioned as an expert witness for the past 16 years (defense/plaintiff) in hundreds of evaluations. He continues to treat brain injury and trauma patients in his private practice. As a bilingual/bicultural clinician (English/Spanish) he is uniquely qualified to provide culturally appropriate services to the diverse population of California. He has testified in over 130 depositions and over 30 trials. He has published numerous peer reviewed articles and has co-authored two books, published by Lawrence Earlbaum Associates.

Personal Achievements


  • 1989-1991 Neuropsychology Fellow- NPI/UCLA
  • 1989 PhD Clinical Psychology, Fuller Graduate School of Psychology


  • Qualified Medical Examiner (QME), Industrial Medical Council

Special Training

  • Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UCLA
  • Adjunct Professor, Pastoral Counseling, Fuller Theological Seminary.


  • Member, American Psychological Association
  • Fellow, National Academy of Neuropsychology
  • Member, International Neuropsychological Society
  • Member and Past President, Hispanic Neuropsychological Society
  • Member, New York Academy of Sciences
  • Member, Los Angeles Superior Court Panel of Experts


  • 2002 Fellow, National Academy of Neuropsychology


  • Neuropsychology and the Hispanic Patient (Lawrence Erlbaum Press, 2001)
  • International Handbook of Cross-cultural Neuropsychology (Lawrence Erlbaum Press, 2007)

Prior assignments

  • Muniz v. Nissan Motors
  • Melendez v. LACMTA

Percentage of time spent as expert

  • 35%

Number of expert assignments / year

  • 20

Listed in the Following States

Persona Neurobehavior Group is listed with ExpertPages in the following jurisdictions: All US Regions and States, Canada (all Provinces).