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Claire S. Riley, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology
  • Director, Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Care Center
Claire S. Riley, MD

Dr. Claire Riley earned an undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and a medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She completed an internship in internal medicine and her residency in neurology at Columbia University Medical Center. In addition, she completed a two-year clinical fellowship in the Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Care and Research Center at Columbia University in 2010. Dr. Riley is board certified in neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Riley returned to Columbia University as Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Care & Research Center in January 2012. She was previously an attending neurologist and assistant professor in the Yale MS Center in New Haven, CT. Dr. Riley regularly teaches medical students, residents and fellows in the MS clinic. She is also an investigator in clinical trials related to multiple sclerosis.

Columbia University's Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Care and Research Center is a premier treatment and research facility for individuals living with multiple sclerosis. Our center remains dedicated to providing the most advanced diagnostic and therapeutic care available to our patients.

Departmental Appointments

  • Department of Neurology
    Division of Multispecialty Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Neurology

Areas of Expertise

  • Optic Neuritis
  • Susac's Syndrome
  • Neuromyelitis Optica
  • Transverse Myelitis
  • Multiple Sclerosis

Education & Training

  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Residency: Harlem Hospital Center
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Locations

  • Neurological Institute of New York

    710 West 168th Street
    New York, NY 10032
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 305-6876

Centers/Institutes/Programs

  • Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Care & Research Center

Provider Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Insurance Programs

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

  • AARP [Medicare Managed Care]
  • Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]
  • Affinity [Access (Exchange), Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Amida Care [Special Needs Plan]
  • Blue Shield [New Jersey]
  • Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]
  • Emblem/GHI [HMO, Medicare Managed Care, 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 Priority, EPO, HMO, Indemnity, Medicare (Mediblue), Medicare Managed Care, NYP Employee Plan, 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, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Local 1199 [Local 1199]
  • MagnaCare [MagnaCare]
  • Medicare [Traditional Medicare (NY)]
  • Multiplan [Multiplan]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Managed Care]
  • POMCO [POMCO]
  • UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO]
  • VNSNY CHOICE [SelectHealth]
  • WellCare [Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

This provider accepts new patients

Appointment Phone Number: (212) 305-6876

NIH Grants

  • A MULTICENTER, OPEN-LABEL, 12-MONTH OBSERVATIONAL STUDY EVALUATING THE CLINICAL EFFECTIVENESS AND IMPACT ON PATIENT-REPORTED OUTCOMES OF ORAL TECFIDERA (DIMETHYL FUMARATE) DELAYED-RELEASE CAPS IN PTS WITH RELAPSING FORMS OF MS (P&S Industry Clinical Trial)

    Nov 22 2013 - Nov 22 2018

    SPINAL MUSCULAR ATROPHY (SMA) BIOMARKERS IN THE IMMEDIATE POSTNATAL PERIOD OF DEVELOPMENT NN101 (Federal Gov)

    Sep 30 2011 - Aug 31 2018

    SPINAL MUSCULAR ATROPHY (SMA) BIOMARKERS IN THE IMMEDIATE POSTNATAL PERIOD OF DEVELOPMENT NN101 (Federal Gov)

    Sep 30 2011 - Aug 31 2018

    COLLABORATIVE INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH IN CLINICAL AND LONGITUDINAL EXPERIENCE FOR NEUROMYELITIS OPTICA (NMO) STUDIES (CIRCLES) (Private)

    Apr 1 2016 - Mar 31 2018

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

    Jul 11 2016 - Apr 30 2017

    IMPROVING ACCESS TO MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUBSPECIALTY CARE IN WASHINGTON HEIGHTS NEIGHBORHOOD OF MANHATTAN (Private)

    Jan 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016

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

    Oct 1 2015 - Sep 30 2016

    RESERVE AGAINST PHYSICAL DISABILITY IN PRIMARY PROGRESSIVE MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS (Private)

    Sep 1 2014 - Aug 31 2015

    IMPROVING ACCESS TO MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUBSPECIALTY CARE IN WASHINGTON HEIGHTS NEIGHBORHOOD OF MANHATTAN (Private)

    Jan 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014

    RESTING STATE FUNCTIONAL CONNECTIVITY AS A PREDICT (Private)

    Aug 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014

    A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL OF VITAMIN D SUPPLEMENTATION IN MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS (Private)

    Jul 15 2012 - Mar 31 2014

    IMPROVING ACCESS TO MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUBSPECIALTY CARE IN WASHINGTON HEIGHTS NEIGHBORHOOD OF MANHA (Private)

    Jan 1 2013 - Dec 31 2013

    DEVELOPMENT OF A TEST FOR AUTOANTIBODIES IN SUSAC SYNDROME (Private)

    Jan 1 2012 - Dec 31 2013