ColumbiaDoctors neurologists are among the most renowned neurology experts in the world. Neurology and neurosurgery services at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center continuously rank among the top programs in the nation, and the Department of Neurology is ranked #2 for NIH-funded research. Patients choose ColumbiaDoctors Neurology, at the famed Neurological Institute of New York or any of our six other convenient locations, for the finest neurological care available.
As one of the largest programs in the country, representing all subspecialties of Neurology, ColumbiaDoctors Neurology offers special expertise in the full range of neurological disorders. Patients who need an initial diagnosis, a second opinion, or ongoing care for a wide variety of both chronic and acute neurological disorders will find help and hope with our caring and compassionate providers. Most of our clinicians are also involved in laboratory-based research and clinical trials, offering patients the newest therapeutic options and diagnostic tools.
Our neurological specialties include:
Aging and Dementia
ColumbiaDoctors Neurology Aging and Dementia specialists provide comprehensive, coordinated care for those affected by aging, memory, or related behavioral disorders, including mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, Lewy Body disease, Frontotemporal degeneration, and other less common disorders. Our multidisciplinary team of subspecialty-trained neurologists, neuropsychologists, psychiatrists, genetic counselors, social workers, nurses and other healthcare professionals work together to identify the exact cause of the patient's impairment and advise the patient and his or her family on the best treatment plan for the specific condition.
ALS and Related Motor Neuron Disorders
ColumbiaDoctors Neurology specialists within the Eleanor and Lou Gehrig ALS Center provide comprehensive care to individuals and families with ALS, PLS, and related forms of motor neuron disease (MND). Our ALS physicians and associated healthcare professionals form a multidisciplinary team that offers compassionate care to ALS/MND patients and families and provide the resources necessary to meet the evolving challenges of living with motor neuron disease. Research activities - including clinical trials and genome analysis - are integrated into the ALS Center clinics to give individuals the chance to participate in the fight against ALS/MND. Our personalized approach to patient care values knowledge, understanding, and hope.
The Comprehensive Epilepsy Center team at ColumbiaDoctors Neurology is dedicated to the evaluation and care of patients with epilepsy. We provide state-of-the-art medical and surgical treatment for managing epilepsy in adults, adolescents, and children, with the goal of helping patients gain control of seizures and improve their quality of life. Patients with epilepsy, particularly those with difficult to treat seizures or special issues such as pregnancy, memory, mood, or sleep disorders, will receive cutting-edge care in our center.
Headache and Facial Pain
ColumbiaDoctors headache and facial pain neurologists have subspecialty training in diagnosing, treating and managing headache and facial pain disorders, in both adults and children. Together, our neurological experts work within an integrated team of pain management specialists, pain psychologists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, neurosurgeons, and physical medicine specialists to address both common as well as rare intractable headache and facial pain disorders.
Each physician in the ColumbiaDoctors Neurology movement disorders team is not only specially trained in the diagnosis and treatment of movement disorders, but also conducts cutting-edge basic and/or clinical research that furthers our knowledge of these complex neurological diseases.
Movement Disorders Surgery Center
The Center for Movement Disorder Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center was established in 1998. The Center is a collaboration between the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Departments of Neurology and Neurological Surgery. Its primary mission is to provide advanced state-of-the-art neurosurgical treatments for patients with disabling neurological disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, dystonia, and other Movement Disorders (i.e. Tourette Syndrome, OCD, Tardive Dyskinesia).
Multiple Sclerosis Center
The Columbia University Multiple Sclerosis Center is a world-class treatment and research facility devoted to exemplary patient care and groundbreaking clinical research for multiple sclerosis (MS) and related disorders.
ColumbiaDoctors Multispecialty Neurology Practice is composed of a coordinated team of neurological specialists with particular expertise in diagnosing and treating both common and complex neurological disorders.
ColumbiaDoctors Neuromuscular Medicine specialists provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary clinical care and advanced electrophysiological diagnostic testing for a broad spectrum of both adult and pediatric neuromuscular disorders. Subspecialty centers and programs within our Division of Neuromuscular Medicine include the Eleanor and Lou Gehrig ALS Center, the Peripheral Neuropathy Center, and the MDA Clinic and H. Houston Merritt Center for Inherited Myopathies and Mitochondrial Diseases.
Neuro-Oncology (Brain and Spinal Tumors)
ColumbiaDoctors Neuro-Oncology specialists provide expert, coordinated care and support to those diagnosed with a brain or central nervous system tumor. Our multidisciplinary team of neuro-oncologists, nurse practitioners and experienced healthcare professionals integrate all aspects of patient care, drawing upon the expertise of highly trained and experienced specialists and other health professionals, to give patients the most current, cutting-edge care and treatment options.
ColumbiaDoctors Neuropsychology Service provides comprehensive neuropsychological testing to diagnose or rule out various conditions in patients and to describe their impact on a person's cognitive functioning. Our tests are tailored to meet the specific needs and concerns of each patient.
ColumbiaDoctors Neurology has several neurologists who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of peripheral neuropathies. This group of disorders typically result from damage to the nerves responsible for sending information between the brain, the spinal cord, and the rest of the body. We deliver comprehensive studies, including nerve conduction and advanced treatment options to help a patient best understand his or her diagnosis and treatment options.
ColumbiaDoctors Neurology Sleep Disorder neurologists have expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders, from the common to the complex. We specialize in sleep disorders (including sleep apnea) in patients with neurologic and/or psychiatric disease. ColumbiaDoctors Neurology offers a range of sleep assessment options, such as testing done during an office visit, overnight studies in our sleep lab, and at-home sleep assessment options.
Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease
ColumbiaDoctors Neurology stroke and cerebrovascular disease experts create a continuum of care to minimize damage and give a patient the best chance of survival and quality of life after a stroke. We conduct cutting-edge clinical, epidemiological, and basic science investigations on stroke and cerebrovascular disease making sure our patients receive state-of-the-art care. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital at Columbia University Medical Center is a major referral center for patients with strokes, guiding the care of patients from other medical centers in the area and in the nation.
Other—Advanced Diagnostic and Treatment Services
ColumbiaDoctors Neurology offers a wide range of advanced diagnostic and treatment services to address each individual patient’s needs. These include:
- Autonomic Testing
- Carotid and Transcranial Doppler (TCD)
- Electromyography (EMG)
- Electronystagmography (ENG)
- Electroencephalography (EEG)
- Genetic Testing
- Lumbar Puncture Testing
- Neuropsychological Evaluation
- Skin Biopsies
- Sleep Studies
- Evoked Potential Testing
- Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
- Tremor Analysis
ColumbiaDoctors Neurology locations are conveniently located in and around the New York City area:
ColumbiaDoctors Neurology - The Neurological Institute of New York
710 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
ColumbiaDoctors Neurology - Midtown
51 West 51st Street, Suite 380
New York, NY 10019
ColumbiaDoctors Child Neurology - Harkness Pavilion
180 Fort Washington Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10032
ColumbiaDoctors Neurology – Riverdale
3050 Corlear Avenue
Bronx, NY 10463
ColumbiaDoctors Neurology – Westside Pediatrics
21 West 86th Street
New York, NY 10024
ColumbiaDoctors Neurology - Tarrytown
155 White Plains Road
Tarrytown, NY 10591