Dr. Dana Leifer, MD

Dr. Dana Leifer, MD

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Vascular Neurology  ·  
Male  ·  
59 y/o
(20)

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Dr. Dana Leifer, MD is a vascular neurology specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 29 years. He specializes in vascular neurology and neurology.Read his story

New York Weill Cornell Med Ctr

520 E 70th St # Starrpavilion

New York, NY 10021
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • CoreSource
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Health Net

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Top Care Areas

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

Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Stroke
very high
more than 99% of peers
Thrombosis
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Leifer'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. Leifer's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Leifer "Dana Leifer, MD graduated from Harvard College summa cum laude and received his M.D. cum laude from Harvard Medical School. He also received an M. Phil. in Biochemistry from Cambridge University as a Fulbright Scholar. After completing an internship in medicine and a residency in neurology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Leifer joined the staff of the Stroke Service there and served as Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Harvard Medical School. He subsequently moved to the Yale University School of Medicine as a member of the Cerebrovascular Center. In 1997, Dr. Leifer became Chief of Vascular Neurology at North Shore University Hospital and Associate Professor of Neurology at NYU. In 2005, Dr. Leifer joined Weill Cornell Medical College as Director of the Stroke and Neuroscience Step-Down Unit and Director of the Neurovascular Ultrasound Laboratory. He is board certified in Neurology and is one of the first neurologists to receive subspecialty certification in Vascular Neurology. Dr. Leifer's research interests include cellular and molecular studies of neuronal growth and regeneration and immunohistochemical studies of stroke and other neurological diseases. His research has focused on the development of new treatments for stroke patients and functional MRI studies of brain activity during recovery from stroke. In 2010, he co-authored a clinical advisory sponsored by both the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology about the role for genetic testing in choosing appropriate antiplatelet therapy to prevent strokes and heart attacks -- one of the first practical applications of personalized genetic medicine. Dr. Leifer also serves as an advisor to the New York State Department of Health and the American Heart Association on the development of guidelines for the certification of stroke centers and on the evaluation of stroke center performance. He is the lead author of a 2011 American Heart Association Scientific Statement establishing procedures for monitoring the quality of care at comprehensive stroke centers."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Leifer "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. "

2  Specialties

  • Vascular Neurology
  • Neurology

2  Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Vascular Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

85  Conditions Treated

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2  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.

Education

  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Leifer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Leifer's Reviews

3.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Leifer to family and friends
20 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

  • 5
    (9)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (9)

Dr. Leifer's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

I was recently referred to Dr Leifer and my wife went with me to his office at Cornell.Dr.Leifer was excellent;and I was impressed with his great knowledge,the thorough exam he performed,his great patience,the care he took including the amount of time I was with him which exceeded my...more
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The worst. Rude. Obnoxious. Workmanlike. I feel sorry for anyone in Leifer's care. He simply does not give a blank about his patients. Either Leifer is plodding away while keeping patients waiting, eating while keeping patients waiting, on the phone while keeping patients waiting or seeing...more
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Perhaps one of the worst physicians I have ever dealt with. He is almost ambivalent when it comes trying to address my husband's medical condition, he has no suggestions or a treatment plan to try to make forward progress. To make matters even worse you have to wait over an hour for every...more
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