Dr. Timothy Vartanian, MD

Dr. Timothy Vartanian, MD

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Neurology  |  
Male  |  
57 y/o
11 reviews

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Timothy Vartanian, MD, PhD, a leading authority on neural regeneration has been named as the Director of the Judith Jaffe Multiple Sclerosis Center at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is also appointed to the faculty of the Department of Neurology and Neuroscience at Weill Cornell Medical College.Dr. Vartanian received his medical degree from the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago, and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Chicago. His internship, residency, and two research fellowships were at the prestigious Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Beth Israel Hospital, and Harvard Medical School. Previously, he was chief of the Division of Demyelinating Diseases at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a member of the faculty of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Vartanian has led research teams that have made groundbreaking discoveries in central nervous system remyelination, novel mechanisms of axonal degeneration and regeneration, and mechanisms of immune mediated injury to myelin and axons in multiple sclerosis. His research interests center on regeneration of the myelin internode in multiple sclerosis, preventing axonal and neuronal injury, and defining the complicated interactions between the immune and nervous systems. His work has been published in top peer reviewed journals including the Journal of Cell Biology, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, the Journal of Neuroscience, Science, Nature, and the New England Journal of Medicine. His research is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) through the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. He has served on grant review committees for the NIH, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Congressionally Directed Medical Research through the Department of Defense, The Wellcome Trust, and others. Dr. Vartanian is committed to providing state-of-the-art patient care and advanced treatments in a personalized environment....See Less

General Neurology

520 E 70th St # Starr

New York, NY 10021
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

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Dr. Vartanian's Experience

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Dr. Vartanian's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurology
  • Board certified in Neurology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Neurology
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Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
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Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Brain Disorders
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Dementia
  • Demyelinating Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Headache
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Multiple Sclerosis, Pediatric
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Syncope
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
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Procedures

  • Lumbar Puncture

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

  • University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Brighams and Women's Hosp-Harvard
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Vartanian has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Vartanian's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Vartanian to family and friends
5
based on 11 total surveys (1 with a review)
Dr. Vartanian's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (1)
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We have taken our daughter to several MS specialists in the US and Dr. Vartanian is by far the most knowledgable, caring, and responsive physician we have ever worked with. He guided us through her difficult diagnosis, kept our hope up, and was available to talk when ever we needed him. We feel lucky to have finally found the doctor who can care for our daughter.
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Dr. Vartanian accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty

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