Steven Z Rapcsak, MD



Department of Neurology
University of Arizona
1501 N Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ 85724-5023
(520) 626-4551
(520) 626-2111

Dr. Rapcsak is Professor of Neurology, Psychology, and Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences. Dr. Rapcsak has specialty training in behavioral neurology and cognitive neuroscience. His research interests include Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, disorders of spoken and written language, face memory, and executive function.  


MD: Medical School of Szeged,Szeged, Hungary
Behavioral Neurology, Department of Neurology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Selected Publications

  • Wilson, SM, Rising, K, Stib, MT, Rapcsak SZ, & Beeson, PM (2013). Dysfunctional visual word form processing in two cases of progressive alexia. Brain, 136:1260-1273.
  • Henry, ML, Beeson, PM, Alexander, GE, & Rapcsak, SZ (2012). Written language impairments in progressive aphasia: a reflection of damage to semantic and phonological processes. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 24:261-275. 
  • Rapcsak, SZ, & Edmonds, EC. (2011). The executive control of face memory.  Behavioral Neurology, 24:285-298. 
  • Rapcsak, SZ, Beeson, PM, Henry, ML, Leyden, A, Kim, ES, Rising, K, Andersen, S & Cho, H. (2009). Phonological dyslexia and dysgraphia: cognitive mechanisms and neural substrates. Cortex, 45:575-591.
  • Rapcsak, SZ, & Beeson, PM. (2004). The role of the left posterior inferior temporal cortex in spelling. Neurology, 62:2221-2229. 
  • Beeson, PM, Rapcsak, SZ, Plante, E, Chargualaf, J,  Chung, A, Johnson, S, & Trouard, T. (2003). The neural substrates of writing: a functional magnetic resonance imaging study. Aphasiology, 17:647-665.
  • Rapcsak, SZ, Nielsen, L, Littrell, L, Glisky, EL, Kaszniak, AW, & Laguna, JF. (2001). Face memory impairments in patients with frontal lobe damage. Neurology, 57:1168-1175.
  • Rapcsak, SZ, Galper, SG, Comer, JF, Reminger, SL, Nielsen, L, Kaszniak, AW, Verfaellie, M, Laguna, JF, Labiner, D, & Cohen, RA . (2000). Fear recognition deficits after focal brain damage: a cautionary note. Neurology, 54:575-581. 
  • Rapcsak, SZ, Reminger, SL, Glisky, EL, Kaszniak, AW, & Comer, JF. (1999). Neuropsychological mechanisms of false facial recognition following frontal lobe damage. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 16:267-292.
  • Rapcsak, SZ, Kaszniak, AW, Reminger, SL, Glisky, ML, Glisky, EL, & Comer, JF. (1998). Dissociation between verbal and autonomic measures of recognition memory following frontal lobe damage. Neurology, 50:1259-1265.
Psychiatry, Beth Israel Hospital, New York, NY
Neurology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York