Dr. Carolyn Britton, MD

Dr. Carolyn Britton, MD

Neurology  ·  
Female  ·  
73 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Carolyn Britton, MD is a neurology specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 34 years. She specializes in neurology.Read her story

Columbia University Medical Center Neurology

710 W 168th St

New York, NY 10032
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MagnaCare
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • POMCO Group
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Britton performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
more than 97% of peers
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
more than 46% of peers
Viral Infection
more than 5% of peers

Dr. Britton's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Britton's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Britton "Dr. Carolyn Barley Britton is associate professor of Clinical Neurology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and associate attending physician at New York Presbyterian Hospital. She also is the current president-elect of the Board of Trustees of the National Medical Association, where she is involved in the association's Health Literacy and Cultural Competency campaigns and training programs. Dr. Britton received an M.D. from New York University, where she also received an M.S. in Microbiology (Virology). She completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at Harlem Hospital Center, Columbia University affiliation, followed by a residency in neurology and a research fellowship in neurovirology at the Neurological Institute. Dr. Britton is a recognized expert in neurovirology and infectious/inflammatory diseases of the nervous system. For more than 20 years, she has worked tirelessly to support funding for AIDS clinical trials, the training of minority and women clinical researchers, and the inclusion of minority populations and women in clinical trials. Her work at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases helped produce the changes in federal clinical research guidelines to require inclusion of women and minorities, and to expand clinical trials in the community. She was among the first to describe the neurologic complications of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and is a recognized authority on a rare viral complication, progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy. Dr. Britton has been a visiting lecturer in the United States, Europe and the Caribbean. She has held leadership positions in several professional organizations and boards, including Board of Trustees NMA, American Academy of Neurology, the Governor's Task Force on AIDS (New York), and the Manhattan Central Medical Society. Dr. Britton was recognized as Teacher of the Year by the Black and Latin Student Organization at Columbia University. She was listed among "New York's Best Doctors" in New York magazine in 1996 and 2006, Castle-Connolly Best Doctors in New York Metro area 2003 through 2007, and Best Doctors in America 2004 through 2007. She also was profiled in The Network Journal in 2007 as one of the Top Black Physicians. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Britton "We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. "

1  Specialties

  • Neurology

2  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

10  Conditions Treated

6  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • New York University
    Medical School | Graduated 1975
  • Harlem Hospital Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1976
  • Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Harlem Hospital Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Britton has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Britton's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Britton to family and friends
2 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (2)

  • 5
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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Britton's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Besides her medical knowledge she has a way of giving you so much hope. I've been to at least a half a dozen neurologists before her and they all looked at me blankly with no ideas of how to help. Thank goodness I found her 9 months later. We are still trying to figure it out but I am very...more
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Didn't seem to be paying attention. At second visit she recommended I see the referring doctor to consider taking a medication. Well, that was part of why the referring doctor asked me to see someone- not necessarily her. I was taking it already I told her all that.. And when I asked if she had...more
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