Steven Z Rapcsak, MD



3838 N Campbell Avenue
Building 2, Clinic E
Department of Neurology
Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 694-8888
Fax 520-694-3941

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.  

Meet Dr. Rapcsak


MD: Medical School of Szeged,Szeged, Hungary
Psychiatry, Beth Israel Hospital, New York, NY
Neurology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York
Behavioral Neurology, Department of Neurology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Selected Publications

1: Grilli MD, Bercel JJ, Wank AA, Rapcsak SZ. The contribution of the left
anterior ventrolateral temporal lobe to the retrieval of personal semantics.
Neuropsychologia. 2018 Aug;117:178-187. doi:
10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2018.06.002. Epub 2018 Jun 4. PubMed PMID: 29879423.

2: Chen NK, Chou YH, Sundman M, Hickey P, Kasoff WS, Bernstein A, Trouard TP, Lin
T, Rapcsak SZ, Sherman SJ, Weingarten CP. Alteration of Diffusion-Tensor Magnetic
Resonance Imaging Measures in Brain Regions Involved in Early Stages of
Parkinson's Disease. Brain Connect. 2018 Aug;8(6):343-349. doi:
10.1089/brain.2017.0558. PubMed PMID: 29877094; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6103245.

3: DeMarco AT, Wilson SM, Rising K, Rapcsak SZ, Beeson PM. The neural substrates 
of improved phonological processing following successful treatment in a case of
phonological alexia and agraphia. Neurocase. 2018 Feb;24(1):31-40. doi:
10.1080/13554794.2018.1428352. Epub 2018 Jan 19. PubMed PMID: 29350575; PubMed
Central PMCID: PMC5843561.

4: Nemcova Elfmarkova N, Gajdos M, Rektorova I, Marecek R, Rapcsak SZ. Neural
evidence for defective top-down control of visual processing in Parkinson's and
Alzheimer's disease. Neuropsychologia. 2017 Nov;106:236-244. doi:
10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2017.09.034. Epub 2017 Sep 30. PubMed PMID: 28974380.

5: Bočková M, Chládek J, Jurák P, Halámek J, Rapcsak SZ, Baláž M, Chrastina J,
Rektor I. Oscillatory reactivity to effortful cognitive processing in the
subthalamic nucleus and internal pallidum: a depth electrode EEG study. J Neural 
Transm (Vienna). 2017 Jul;124(7):841-852. doi: 10.1007/s00702-017-1719-6. Epub
2017 Apr 7. PubMed PMID: 28389718.

6: DeMarco AT, Wilson SM, Rising K, Rapcsak SZ, Beeson PM. Neural substrates of
sublexical processing for spelling. Brain Lang. 2017 Jan;164:118-128. doi:
10.1016/j.bandl.2016.10.001. Epub 2016 Nov 10. PubMed PMID: 27838547; PubMed
Central PMCID: PMC5179287.

7: Beeson PM, Rising K, DeMarco AT, Foley TH, Rapcsak SZ. The nature and
treatment of phonological text agraphia. Neuropsychol Rehabil. 2018
Jun;28(4):568-588. doi: 10.1080/09602011.2016.1199387. Epub 2016 Jul 8. PubMed
PMID: 27392251.

8: Marquine MJ, Grilli MD, Rapcsak SZ, Kaszniak AW, Ryan L, Walther K, Glisky EL.
Impaired personal trait knowledge, but spared other-person trait knowledge, in an
individual with bilateral damage to the medial prefrontal cortex.
Neuropsychologia. 2016 Aug;89:245-253. doi:
10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2016.06.021. Epub 2016 Jun 21. PubMed PMID: 27342256; 
PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5119478.