Maria M. Coiro-Keefe, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in medical psychology/behavioral health, an interdisciplinary field of clinical psychology concerned with the integration of knowledge in the biological, behavioral, psychological and social sciences that are relevant to health and illness. Cross-trained in neuropsychology and medical psychology, Dr. Coiro-Keefe specializes in assessing, diagnosing and treating patients that are experiencing cognitive and emotional difficulties related to their medical diagnosis. Specific areas of concentration include cancer, neurological disorders, traumatic brain injury, cerebrovascular accidents, complex medical syndromes, surgical complications and pain disorders. Dr. Coiro-Keefe received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Central Florida, with a focus in behavioral medicine. She completed a clinical internship in clinical psychology at the West Virginia University School of Medicine, where she focused on evaluating and treating the impact of medical conditions on cognitive and psychological functioning and overall quality of life. Following her internship, Dr. Coiro-Keefe received advanced training through a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in behavioral oncology in the Department of Psychosocial Oncology at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL.
Prior to joining Orlando Health, she worked with a neurological and neurosurgical group conducting comprehensive pre-surgical psychological assessments, as well as clinical evaluations and psychological treatment of emotional, adjustment and neurocognitive disorders within the medical population. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, Society of Behavioral Medicine, American Psychosocial Oncology Society and the Florida Psychological Association.