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Victoria M. Leavitt, PhD

Expertise in: 
Neuropsychology
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(212) 305-1336

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Credentials & Experience

Clinical Expertise

  • Neuropsychology
  • Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Epileptic Seizures
  • Transient Ischemic Attacks/ TIA
  • Neuromuscular Disease
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Neurocognitive Deficits
  • Dementia
  • Multiple Sclerosis

Specialties

Education & Training

  • BS, Cornell University
  • PhD, Graduate School of the City University of New York
  • Internship: North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System
  • Fellowship: Kessler Institute

About Victoria Leavitt

As a clinical neuropsychologist and researcher, Dr. Leavitt's primary interest lies in understanding cognitive impairment and lifestyle factors that protect against cognitive decline in clinical populations, with a specialization in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). An estimated 50-70% of persons with MS experience cognitive symptoms, and the impact on career, family, and life choices can be challenging. Through comprehensive cognitive evaluations, Dr. Leavitt identifies areas of strength and weakness to guide treatment, provide recommendations, and monitor change over time. She is particularly interested in the impact of modifiable lifestyle factors such as diet, exercise, and intellectually stimulating activities in preserving healthy cognition.

Academic Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Neuropsychology (in Neurology) at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Gender

  • Female

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NY Signature
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health

Affinity

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/HIP

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Blue Access (Exchange)
  • EPO
  • Gatekeeper (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Pathway (Exchange)
  • POS
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Healthfirst

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care

TRICARE

  • TRICARE

UnitedHealthcare

  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Contact & Locations

1
710 West 168th Street
New York, New York 10032
Phone:
(646) 426-3876
Primary
2
51 West 51st Street
New York, New York 10019
Phone:
(646) 426-3876

Research

In her research, Dr. Leavitt investigates neural and neurophysiological candidate biomarkers of cognitive decline in MS. She is also investigating fatigue in MS.

Grants

COGNITIVE REHABILITATION IN MS: FROM NEUROSCIENCE TO CLINICAL PRACTICE (Private)

Jul 1 2017 - Jun 30 2022

ASPIRIN BEFORE EXERCISE: ANTIPYRETIC PRETREATMENT TO REDUCE EXERCISE-INDUCED OVERHEATING AND EXHAUSTION IN RRMS PATIENTS (Federal Gov)

Apr 1 2019 - Mar 31 2021

PROTECTION AGAINST COGNITIVE DECLINE IN MS: LONGITUDINAL INVESTIGATION OF RESERVE (Federal Gov)

Jul 11 2016 - Apr 30 2019

A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL OF ESUPPORT AS A SOCIAL NETWORK INTERVENTION IN MS (Private)

Mar 1 2018 - Feb 28 2019

PROTECTION AGAINST COGNITIVE DECLINE IN MS: LONGITUDINAL INVESTIGATION OF RESERVE (Federal Gov)

Jul 11 2016 - Jan 31 2019

PROTECTION AGAINST COGNITIVE DECLINE IN MS: LONGITUDINAL INVESTIGATION OF RESERVE (Federal Gov)

Jul 11 2016 - Oct 31 2018

PROTECTION AGAINST COGNITIVE DECLINE IN MS: LONGITUDINAL INVESTIGATION OF RESERVE (Federal Gov)

Jul 11 2016 - Jul 31 2018

PROTECTION AGAINST COGNITIVE DECLINE IN MS: LONGITUDINAL INVESTIGATION OF RESERVE (Federal Gov)

Jul 11 2016 - Apr 30 2018

PROTECTION AGAINST COGNITIVE DECLINE IN MS: LONGITUDINAL INVESTIGATION OF RESERVE (Federal Gov)

Jul 11 2016 - Apr 30 2017

BRAIN TEMPERATURE IN MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS: ADVANCING OUR UNDERSTANDING AND TREATMENT OF FATIGUE (Private)

Oct 1 2015 - Sep 30 2016

EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES OF COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION IN PEDIATRIC MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS (Private)

Apr 1 2015 - Mar 31 2016

RESTING STATE FUNCTIONAL CONNECTIVITY AS A PREDICT (Private)

Aug 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014