Lisa Nippoldt-Baca, PSY.D., LP, ABPP

Specializing in:
Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion • Sports Neuropsychology • Epilepsy • Pediatrics • Complex Medical Conditions • Genetic and Other Childhood Disorders • ADHD, Learning Disabilities, and Other Mental Health Diagnoses
Lisa Nippoldt-Baca Minneapolis Neurology Clinic

Dr. Lisa Nippoldt-Baca, PsyD is a licensed psychologist focusing on clinical neuropsychology. Her specialties include concussions, traumatic brain injuries, epilepsy, genetic and developmental disorders, and attentional and learning disorders.

On choosing her career focus, she says, “I have always been interested in the brain and how it functions, and neuropsychology allows me to do this daily. I love solving the puzzle of how one’s brain functioning impacts their psychology and everyday life.”

Dr. Nippoldt-Baca chose to join MCN for its team approach and numerous resources when treating patients, plus the warm and supportive environment it provides.

Regarding overall health, Dr. Nippoldt-Baca recommends doing something every day that makes you smile. Activities outside of the clinic that make her smile include spending time with friends and family, cheering on her kids at their sports, and golfing.

Fun fact: Dr. Nippoldt-Baca worked as a steel mill laborer while pursuing her degrees!


  • Clinical Neuropsychology, American Board of Professional Psychology
  • Board Certified Subspecialist in Pediatric Neuropsychology


  • International Neuropsychological Society
  • American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Sports Neuropsychological Society
  • American Psychological Association
  • Medical Director, North Memorial Sleep Medicine, 2010-present
  • Chief of Neurology, North Memorial Health Care, 2013 – present
  • Medical Executive Committee, North Memorial Health Care, 2013 – present
  • Mentoring Physician – Minneapolis Community & Technical College Sleep Technologist Program, 2013 – present
  • Mentoring Physician – North Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, 2010 – present
  • Mentoring Physician – University of Minnesota Neurology Residency Program, 2010 – present
  • Instructor in Neurology – Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 2009-2010
  • Chief Resident in Neurology – Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 2008-2009
  • Strollo PJ, Soose RJ, Maurer JT, DeVries N, Cornelius JR, et al.  Upper Airway Stimulation for Obstructive Sleep Apnea.  New England Journal of Medicine 2014; 370:139-49.
  • Cornelius JR, Pittock SJ, McKeon A, Lennon VA, Aston PA, Josephs KA, Tippmann-Peikert M, Silber MH.  Sleep Manifestations of Voltage-Gated Potassium Channel Autoimmunity.  Archives of Neurology 2011; 68(6):733-38.
  • Cornelius JRQuestions and Answers in Sleep Medicine. Minnesota Health Care News 2011; 9(8):8-9.
  • Cornelius JR, Tippmann-Peikert M, Slocumb NL, Frerichs CF, Silber MH.  Impulse Control Disorders with the use of  Dopaminergic Agents in Restless Legs Syndrome: A Case-Control Study.  Sleep 2010; 33(1):81-7.
  • Cornelius JR.  Atlas of Clinical Sleep Medicine [Book Review].  Neurology 2010; 75:840.
  • Cornelius JR, Boes CJ, Ghearing G, Leavitt JA, Kumar N.  Visual symptoms in the Heidenhain Variant of  Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease.  Journal of Neuroimaging 2009; 19:283-87.
  • Cornelius JR, Zubkov AY, Wijdicks EFM.  Following the Clot in Spectacular Shrinking Deficit.  Reviews in Neurological Diseases 2008; 5(2):92-4.
  • “Effects of the Inspire Implantable Nerve Stimulation System on Obstructive Sleep Apnea.” Primary investigator, North Memorial Sleep Health Center. Sponsor: Inspire Medical Systems (Maple Grove, MN); 2010-present.
  • Phi Beta Kappa, The College of William and Mary, 2001
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 2005
  • Excellence in Internship – Best Preliminary Intern, Mayo Clinic Department of Internal Medicine, 2006
  • Chief Resident Award, Mayo Clinic Department of Neurology, 2009
  • National Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Award, Clinical Research Forum, 2015
  • Minnesota Monthly Best Doctors, Neurology/Sleep Medicine, 2015-2018
  • Mpls. St. Paul Magazine Top Doctors – Rising Stars, Neurology/Sleep Medicine, 2016-2018
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