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Joshua Z. Willey, MD, MS

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology
Joshua Z. Willey, MD, MS

Dr. Joshua Willey is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City and Assistant Attending Neurologist on the Stroke Service at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Willey received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University in 1999, his medical degree from Columbia University in 2003. After Neurology Residency at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital, he completed a two-year neuro-epidemiology and stroke fellowship at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical center, when he also earned an MS in epidemiology. He joined the faculty of Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2009.

Dr. Willey has an outpatient clinical practice in neurology with a focus on cerebrovascular diseases and stroke, and attends on the inpatient stroke service.

He is actively involved in teaching of non-medical students in the health sciences campus, medical students in the pre-clinical and clinical years, and neurology residents and fellows. Dr. Willey is the neurology residency associate program director.

Dr. Willey's research is funded by the National Institutes of Health and has focused on risk factors for clinical and subclinical cerebrovascular disease in the Northern Manhattan Study. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Heart Association, and is a Fellow of American Neurological Association.

Departmental Appointments

  • Department of Neurology
    Division of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease

Board Certifications

  • Vascular Neurology
  • Neurology

Areas of Expertise

  • Stroke
  • Cerebrovascular Disease

Languages Spoken

(in addition to English)

  • Spanish

Education & Training

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

Locations

  • Neurological Institute of New York

    710 West 168th Street
    Floor: 6
    New York, NY 10032
    Phone:
    (212) 305-1710
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 305-1710
    Fax:
    (212) 305-1658
  • ColumbiaDoctors Tarrytown

    155 White Plains Road
    Tarrytown, NY 10591

Provider Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital

Insurance Programs

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

  • 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]
  • 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, Medicare (Mediblue), 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]
  • Multiplan [Multiplan]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Managed Care]
  • POMCO [POMCO]
  • UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO]
  • VNSNY CHOICE [Medicare Managed Care, SelectHealth]
  • WellCare [Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

This provider accepts new patients

Appointment Phone Number: (212) 305-1710

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow, American Neurological Association
  • Gold Humanism Society Student Teaching Award
  • Lewis P Rowland Residency Teaching Award

Research Interests

  • Stroke epidemiology

Grants

NIH / NINDS K23 073104

NIH Grants

  • IMPACT OF PTSD ON CARDIOVASCULAR RISK IN SURVIVORS OF STROKE AND TRANSIENT ISCHEMIC ATTACK (Federal Gov)

    Jun 20 2016 - Mar 31 2020

    PHASE IIIB, DOUBLE-BLIND, MULTICENTER STUDY TO EVALUATE THE EFFICACY AND SAFETY OF ALTEPLASE IN PATIENTS WITH MILD STROKE: RAPIDLY IMPROVING SYMPTOMS AND MINOR NEUROLOGIC DEFICITS (PRISMS) (P&S Industry Clinical Trial)

    Jul 9 2014 - Jul 9 2019

    A RANDOMIZED, DOUBLE-BLIND, MULTINATIONAL STUDY TO PREVENT MAJOR VASCULAR EVENTS WITH TICAGRELOR COMPARED TO ASPRIN (ASA) IN PATIENTS WITH ACUTE ISCHAEMIC STROKE OR TIA ] (P&S Industry Clinical Trial)

    Apr 4 2014 - Apr 4 2019

    TRIAGE AND OUTPATIENT EVALUATION OF PATIENTS WITH TIA AND MINOR STROKE THE RAPID ACCESS VASCULAR EVALUATION-NEUROLOGY (RAVEN) APPROACH (NY State Gov)

    Dec 31 2015 - Dec 30 2017

    ENDOVASCULAR THERAPY FOLLOWING IMAGING EVALUATION FOR ISCHEMIC STROKE 3 (Federal Gov)

    Sep 30 2015 - Aug 31 2017

    NEURO-VASCULAR DISEASE AS A CAUSE OF IMPAIRED MOBILITY (Federal Gov)

    Aug 1 2011 - Jan 31 2017

    NEUROLOGICAL EMERGENCIES TREATMENT TRIALS (NETT)-POINT (Federal Gov)

    Sep 1 2013 - Aug 31 2015

    NEUROEPIDEMIOLOGY TRAINING PROGRAM (Federal Gov)

    Jul 1 1980 - Jun 30 2009