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Nora Stella Vanegas-Arroyave, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology at CUMC
Nora Stella Vanegas-Arroyave, MD

Dr. Vanegas is a fellowship trained neurologist who specializes in Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) and the treatment of movement disorders including Parkinson's Disease, dystonia and essential tremor. She is commited to provide the best quality of care to her patients and counts with the support of a world-class multi-disciplinary team at Columbia University.

Dr. Vanegas is also a clinical investigator whose research involves clinical and translational areas of movement disorders, specifically the use of diffusion tensor imaging for the understanding of deep brain stimulation, patterns of visual exploration in patients with Parkinson disease and physiology of the basal ganglia. In addition, she has successfully mentored students from diverse levels and backgrounds in the development and execution of research projects.

Departmental Appointments

  • Department of Neurology
    Division of Movement Disorders

Board Certifications

  • Neurology

Areas of Expertise

  • Tremor
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Movement Disorders
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Dystonia

Languages Spoken

(in addition to English)

  • Spanish

Education & Training

  • MD, University Antioquia Faculty of Medicine (Colombia)
  • Internship: Forest Hills Hospital
  • Residency: North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System
  • Fellowship: National Institutes of Health, MD


  • Neurological Institute of New York

    710 West 168th Street
    New York, NY 10032
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 305-1303

Provider Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

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]
  • Amida Care [Special Needs Plan]
  • Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]
  • 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]
  • Healthfirst [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • Local 1199
  • MagnaCare
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty]
  • UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, EPO, HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), POS, PPO]
  • VNSNY CHOICE [SelectHealth]

This provider accepts new patients

Appointment Phone Number: (212) 305-1303

Research Interests

  • The use of tractography for the understanding of neuromodulation
  • Novel targets for Neuromodulation
  • Physiology of the basal ganglia
  • Parkinson's Disease biomarkers