Anthony M. Podraza, PhD ABPP

Dr. Anthony Podraza grew up in a small town in southern New Jersey.  He first came to Maine as a graduate student in Clinical and Developmental Psychology at the University of Maine in 1985. Prior to arriving, he earned a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science Degree in the Biological Sciences from Niagara University in 1978 and 1980.

He became interested in Clinical Psychology and earned a Master of Arts in Psychology from Western Michigan University in 1982. He worked as a Master’s Level Psychologist in Michigan for three years prior to being accepted at the University of Maine – Orono. 

He developed an interest in clinical neuropsychology while at UMaine and completed his internship at the University of Florida at Gainesville. Following graduation, he completed a two-year post-doctoral research neuropsychology fellowship at The Ohio State University. He returned to Maine in 1993 to work at the Maine Head Trauma Center, now known as the Maine Center for Integrated Rehabilitation. 

Dr. Podraza was recruited by Eastern Maine Medical Center in 1998 to develop a neuropsychology practice at the hospital. He left Northern Light EMMC for Northern Light Acadia Hospital in January 2022. 

He is a past president of the Maine Psychological Association, and is board certified in clinical neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology and a member of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology.  He completed an American Psychological Association approved Master of Science Degree in Clinical Psychopharmacology from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2015. 

He enjoys fly fishing, hiking, gardening, and enjoying the time with his wife and family, especially his grandsons.