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Lindsay Plunkett, PhD

Lindsay Plunkett, PhD

Dr. Plunkett completed her undergraduate studies at Kansas State University, and earned her Masters and Doctorate from Columbia University. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Rusk Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine with a primary focus in pediatrics. She performed her post-doctoral work here at CUIMC within the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, receiving advanced training in neuropsychological assessment of patients across the lifespan with epilepsy and other neurological disorders. Her post-doctoral fellowship also included training in specialized procedures, including the Wada test and intra/extra-operative cortical language mapping, as well as collaboration on research in language and memory. Dr. Plunkett’s clinical and research activities now focus on neuropsychological evaluation of children and adolescents with acute and chronic neurological disorders. She also provides psychotherapeutic consultation to patients and their families considering surgical treatment for refractory epilepsy.

Departmental Appointments

  • Department of Neurology
    Division of Child Neurology

Areas of Expertise

  • Neuropsychology
  • Wada test
  • Stroke
  • Hyperactivity
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Language Delay
  • Child Development
  • Developmental Disorder
  • Encephalitis
  • Pediatric Epilepsy
  • Neurological Disorder
  • Pediatric Neuropsychology
  • Pediatric Brain Tumors
  • Functional Brain Mapping
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Pediatric Autism
  • Autism
  • Pediatric Attention Deficit (Add)
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
  • Epilepsy
  • Brain Tumor
  • Intellectual disability

Education & Training

  • Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Internship: Rusk Institute/New York University
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center


  • CUMC/Harkness Pavilion

    180 Fort Washington Avenue
    Floor: 5
    New York, NY 10032
    (212) 342-6867
    (212) 342-6865
  • ColumbiaDoctors West 86th Street

    21 West 86th Street
    New York, NY 10024
    (212) 342-6867
    (212) 342-6865

Provider Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

This provider sees pediatric patients

This provider accepts new patients

Appointment Phone Number: (212) 342-6867