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Tomoko Kitago, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology
Tomoko Kitago, MD

Dr. Tomoko Kitago is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Assistant Attending Neurologist on the Stroke Service at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Kitago received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University and her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

After completing her Neurology Residency at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital, she completed a 2-year research fellowship with Dr. John Krakauer and a Vascular Neurology fellowship at the Neurological Institute at Columbia Presbyterian Medical center. She joined the faculty of Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2011.

Dr. Kitago has a clinical practice in Neurology with a focus on cerebrovascular diseases, including ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA), intracerebral hemorrhage, arterial dissection, arteriovenous malformation, and sinus thrombosis.

Dr. Kitago's research interests include motor recovery after stroke, stroke rehabilitation, and motor learning mechanisms. She is a member of the Motor Performance Laboratory at Columbia University, which is dedicated to the multi-disciplinary study of motor control in health and neurologic disease, with a focus on stroke and movement disorders. Her current research projects include investigations in the mechanisms underlying stroke recovery using kinematic analysis, structural and functional MRI, and transcranial magnetic stimulation, and a clinical trial of robotic arm therapy combined with non-invasive brain stimulation for stroke patients.

Motor Performance Laboratory website

Departmental Appointments

  • Department of Neurology
    Division of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease

Board Certifications

  • Vascular Neurology
  • Neurology

Areas of Expertise

  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Intracerebral Hemorrhage
  • Stroke

Education & Training

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
  • 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
    Floor: 2
    New York, NY 10032
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 305-8389
    Fax:
    (212) 305-6128

Centers/Institutes/Programs

  • Motor Performance Laboratory

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, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO]
  • VNSNY CHOICE [SelectHealth]
  • WellCare [Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

This provider accepts new patients

Appointment Phone Number: (212) 305-8389

Lab Locations

  • Neurological Institute of New York

    710 West 168th Street
    Motor Performance Lab, Room 1112
    New York, NY 10032

Committees/Societies/Memberships

American Academy of Neurology

American Heart Association

Society for Neuroscience

Research Interests

  • Stroke recovery
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Motor learning

NIH Grants

  • FUNCTIONAL DATA ANALYTICS FOR KINEMATIC ASSESSMENTS OF MOTOR CONTROL (Federal Gov)

    Aug 1 2016 - May 31 2021

    TRACKING AND ALTERING THE TIME COURSE OF SPONTANEOUS BIOLOGICAL RECOVERY AFTER STROKE (Private)

    Oct 1 2010 - Jun 30 2017

    NEW YORK COLUMBIA COLLABORATIVE SPOTRIAS (Federal Gov)

    Aug 1 2010 - Jul 31 2016

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

    Sep 1 2013 - Aug 31 2015

    TRACKING AND ALTERING THE TIME COURSE OF SPONTANEOUS BIOLOGICAL RECOVERY AFTER STROKE (Private)

    Oct 1 2010 - Sep 30 2013

    NETT: ALIAS-2 (Federal Gov)

    Sep 1 2007 - Aug 31 2013

Lab Members

  • Pietro Mazzoni, MD, PhD
  • Tomoko Kitago, MD
  • Heidi Schambra, MD
  • Juan Camilo Cortes Ramirez, MD
  • Michelle Harran, BS
  • Jessica Berard, PhD
  • Isis Edamar Martinez, BA

Publications

Kitago T, Liang J, Huang VS, Hayes S, Simon P, Tenteromano L, Lazar RM, Marshall RS, Mazzoni P, Lennihan L, Krakauer JW (2013). Improvement after constraint-induced movement therapy: recovery of normal motor control or task-specific compensation? Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, 27(2):99-109. PMID: 22798152

Kitago T, Ryan SL, Mazzoni P, Krakauer JW, Haith AM (2013). Unlearning versus savings in visuomotor adaptation: comparing effects of washout, passage of time and removal of errors on motor memory. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7:307.

Kitago T and Krakauer JW (2013). Motor learning principles for neurorehabilitation. In: MJ Aminoff, F Boler and DF Swaab (Eds.), Neurorehabilitation, Handbook of Clinical Neurology series, 3rd ed. Elsevier Ltd., Edinburgh.