Jared F. Benge, PhD, ABPP

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University of Houston, PhD, Clinical Psychology – Neuropsychology Track


Residency, Clinical Psychology, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

Fellowship, Clinical Neuropsychology, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

Biography and Education

Clinical Biography

Jared F. Benge, PhD, ABPP, is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist in UT Health Austin’s Comprehensive Memory Center within UT Health Austin’s Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences. He specializes in assessment of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, dementia, and cognitive impairment in movement disorders. Additionally, Dr. Benge is an associate professor for the Dell Medical School Department of Neurology.

Dr. Benge earned his doctorate in clinical psychology with a major area of study in neuropsychology at the University of Houston. He completed both an internship in clinical psychology and a fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center.

Dr. Benge has authored 52 publications and presented at numerous national and international conferences. His research focuses on technology in cognitive impairment, early detection of cognitive decline, and understanding real-world functioning in older adults. His work has been supported by the National Institutes of Aging, Parkinson’s Foundation, and other organizations. He is also a clinical educator, who mentors research in students across a variety of disciplines.


  • Cognitive impairment
  • Cognitive problems in movement disorders
  • Dementia
  • Neuropsychology
  • Pre-DBS (deep brain stimulation) and other neurosurgical cognitive evaluations

Board Certification

  • American Board of Professional Psychology, Clinical Neuropsychology

Awards & Honors

  • Merit Designation for Student Research, International Neuropsychological Society
  • Muriel D. Lezak Student Research Award, Houston Neuropsychological Society
  • PAIR (Parkinson’s Foundation Research Advocates) Leadership Award, Parkinson’s Foundation



  • UT Health Austin Clinics
    Health Transformation Building
    1601 Trinity Street, Bldg. A
    Austin, TX 78712
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Insurance Accepted

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP Medicare Complete Focus Essential HMO
  • AARP Medicare Complete Focus HMO
  • Accountable Health Plan/Interplan (SPHN)
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage
  • Aetna PPO/HMO (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Aetna Seton Health Alliance
  • Aetna Whole Health
  • Ambetter-Superior Health Plan - Exchange Plan
  • Amerigroup/Amerivantage Classic
  • Beech Street PPO (SPHN)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Advantage HMO/Health Select (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Choice PPO/UT Select
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Essentials/Blue Essentials Access - Exchange Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PAR Plan
  • Cigna - All plans
  • Cigna Behavioral Health
  • Coventry (SPHN)
  • Dell Children’s Health Plan STAR/CHIP
  • EHN/WEB TPA - (Whole Foods)
  • First Care Access PPO Network (SPHN)
  • First Health (SPHN)
  • Firstcare HMO (SPHN) (All HMO plans require a referral)
  • Galaxy (SPHN)
  • Health Payors Organization (SPHN)
  • Healthsmart (SPHN)
  • Humana HMOx
  • Humana Medicare Advantage - all plans EXCEPT Humana Medicare Gold Plus. (Out of network for all Humana Medicare HMO Plans)
  • Humana PPO/HMO/Choice Care (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Integrated Medical Systems PPO (SPHN)
  • Medicaid/TMHP
  • Medicare Part B Traditional fee for service (Novitas)
  • Multiplan (SPHN) (PHCS is out of network)
  • Optum
  • Oscar Healthcare (SPHN)
  • Seton Health Plan Smarthealth
  • Sendero IdealCare
  • Superior Health Plan STAR/CHIP/STAR KIDS
  • United Healthcare AARP PPO
  • United Healthcare All Savers/Choice/Choice Plus/PPO/HMO (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • United Healthcare Community Plan - Medicaid
  • United Healthcare Medicare
  • United Healthcare One
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete Focus HMO
  • United Student Resources PPO (SPHN)
  • USA Managed Care (SPHN)
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