Fu Lye “Martin” Woon, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Neuropsychology – MC 8846
5323 Harry Hines Blvd
Dallas, TX 75390, USA



• Bemidji State University, BA in Music and Psychology
• University of the Pacific, MA in Music Therapy
• Brigham Young University, PhD in Clinical Psychology
• University of Florida, pre-doctoral training in Clinical Psychology
• University of Michigan, post-doctoral training in Clinical Neuropsychology


• (2012-Present) Assistant Professor in Psychiatry, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

Research Interest

He is primarily interested in studying brain-behaviour relationships. Specifically, his current research efforts focus on the effects of posttraumatic stress disorder on cognition and brain structures/function. Other research efforts include predicting the clinical trajectories of mild cognitive impairment and critical illness.

Scientific Activities


• (2012-Present) American Thoracic Society
• (2012-Present) Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals
• (2005-Present) International Neuropsychological Society
• (2005-Present) American Psychological Association/Division 40
• (2005-Present) National Academy of Neuropsychology



1. Hopkins RO, Woon FL. Neuroimaging, cognitive, and neurobehavioral outcomes following carbon monoxide poisoning. Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience Reviews. 2006; 5(3): 141-155. doi: 10.1177/1534582306289730
2. Hedges DW, Woon FL. Structural magnetic resonance imaging findings in posttraumatic stress disorder and their response to treatment: A review. Current Psychiatry Review. 2007; 3(2): 85-93. doi: 10.2174/157340007780599078
3. Hedges DW, Woon FL. An emerging role for escitalopram in the treatment of obsessivecompulsive disorder. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment. 2007; 3(4): 455-461.
4. Woon FL, Hedges DW. Hippocampal and amygdala volumes in children and adults with childhood maltreatment-related posttraumatic stress disorder: A meta-analysis. Hippocampus. 2008; 18(8): 729-736. doi: 10.1002/hipo.20437
5. Woon FL, Hedges DW. Amygdala volume in adults with posttraumatic stress disorder: A meta-analysis. Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences. 2009; 21(1): 5-12. doi: 10.1176/appi.neuropsych.21.1.5
6. Hedges DW, Woon FL, Hoopes SP. Caffeine-induced psychosis. CNS Spectrums. 2009; 14(3): 127-129.
7. Hedges DW, Woon FL. Premorbid brain volume estimates and reduced total brain volume in adults with posttraumatic stress disorder: A meta-analysis. ognitive and Behavioral Neurology. 2010; 23(2): 124-129. doi: 10.1097/WNN.0b013e3181e1cbe1
8. Hedges DW, Woon FL. Alcohol use and hippocampal volume deficits in adults with posttraumatic stress disorder: A meta-analysis. Biological Psychology. 2010; 84(2): 163-168. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2010.03.002
9. Woon FL, Sood S, Hedges DW. Traumatic stress-related bilateral hippocampal volume reduction: A meta-analysis of structural MRI findings in adults with posttraumatic stress disorder. Progress in Neuropsychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry. 2010; 34(7): 1181-1188.
10. Woon FL, Hedges DW. Gender does not moderate hippocampal volume deficits in adults with posttraumatic stress disorder: A meta-analysis. Hippocampus. 2011; 21(2): 243-252. doi: 10.1002/hipo.20746
11. Hedges DW, Woon FL. Early-life stress and cognitive outcome. Psychopharmacology. 2011; 214(1): 121-130. doi: 10.1007/s00213-010-2090-6
12. Woon FL., Dunn CB, Hopkins RO. Predicting cognitive sequelae in survivors of critical illness with cognitive screening tests. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2012; 186(4): 333-340. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201112-2261OC
13. Woon FL, Allen MD, Miller CH, Hedges DW. The functional magnetic resonance imaging-based verbal fluency test in obsessive compulsive disorder. Neurocase. 2012; 18(5): 424- 440. doi: 10.1080/13554794.2011.627342