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Stephanie Assuras, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Neuropsychology (in Neurology) at CUMC
Stephanie Assuras, PhD

Dr. Stephanie Assuras is an assistant professor of neuropsychology in the Clinical Neuropsychology Service within the Division of Cognitive Neuroscience.

After completing her doctoral training in clinical neuropsychology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, she completed an internship at the University of Chicago Medical Center and advanced training in a clinical neuropsychology postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham and Women's Hospital, where she received training in the assessment of both adults and children.

Her primary clinical and research activities have focused on differential diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases such Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders, as well as prognostication of shunt response in normal pressure hydrocephalus via cognitive assessment and cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers. In addition to her focus on aging and dementia, she has expertise in concussion assessment of both adults and adolescents, and cognitive behavioral interventions for persisting post-concussion syndrome.

  • Mild cognitive impairment (MCI), dementia (e.g. Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, frontotemporal dementia), aphasia, traumatic brain injury and concussion, multiple sclerosis and other demyelinating disorders
  • Specialization in shunt prognostication evaluation for normal pressure hydrocephalus (tap test)

Departmental Appointments

  • Department of Neurology
    Division of Cognitive Neuroscience

Areas of Expertise

  • Neuropsychology
  • Concussion
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Education & Training

  • BS, 2000 Univ of Washington Medical Center
  • 2010 Graduate School of the City University of New York
  • PhD, 2010 Clinical Neuropsychology, City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center
  • Internship: 2010 University of Chicago
  • Fellowship: 2012 Harvard Medical School

Locations

  • Neurological Institute of New York

    710 West 168th Street
    New York, NY 10032
    Phone:
    (646) 426-3876
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (646) 426-3876

Centers/Institutes/Programs

  • Neuropsychology Service

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]
  • Blue Shield [New Jersey]
  • Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]
  • 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, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO]
  • WellCare [Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

This provider accepts new patients

Appointment Phone Number: (646) 426-3876