Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry

The Department of Neurology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer and educator. For more information about our mission to ensure a diverse and inclusive community, please visit our Diversity and Inclusion Program.

Welcome to the Fellowship Training Program in Behavioral Neurology And Neuropsychiatry Fellowship Program.


Our Program

We have developed a comprehensive program in Aging and Dementia that combines both training in the diagnosis and management of a wide variety of neurocognitive disorders, observational studies, and clinical research. Fellows may also choose to spend time in the laboratory. We see over 900 new patients and 3,000 follow-up visits per year in the division of Aging and Dementia including Alzheimer's disease, MCI, FTD, Lewy body disorders including DLB and PDD, Huntington's disease, CBD, PSP, CJD and concussion. Fellows gain extensive experience in the evaluation and management of a broad array of patients with neurodegenerative disease. Fellows receive real-time feedback on their assessment and management of these patients in the faculty practice, the Memory Disorders Clinic, and Huntington's Disease Center. We have a joint monthly journal club with the Movement Disorders Division and many fellows have completed a six month rotation in Movement Disorders. Given our emphasis on behavioral disorders that involve both cognition and movement (e.g., Huntington's disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, PSP and MSA), this has been a natural evolution. Fellows run a monthly Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry Rounds where they interview and examine a patient and discuss findings at a department conference. We have been designated a New York State Center of Excellence for Alzheimer's Disease (CEAD), a Lewy Body Research Center of Excellence (LBRCOE), and a Huntington’s Disease Center of Excellence, all providing a rich clinical experience.

Requirements and Eligibility

Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry Fellowship Program requires completion of neurology or psychiatry residency.


To apply for the fellowship, the applicant must possess a New York State Medical License on the start date of the fellowship. Columbia University takes affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity. Applications are reviewed by a diverse committee.

All documents must be sent to Terri Rivera at and must include:

  • Personal Statement
  • Three Letters of Reference
  • Current Curriculum Vitae


Terri Rivera
Administrative and Fellowship Coordinator
630 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
Phone: 212-305-5876
Fax: 212-305-2526

Karen S. Marder, MD, MPH, FAAN
Fellowship Director
Division Chief of Aging & Dementia
Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Department of Neurology
Phone: 212-305-9194

Fellowship Faculty

Current Fellows

First Year Fellow

  • Anna Nordvig, MD
    Medical School:  College of Physicians & Surgeons
    Residency:  Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Neurology

Second Year Fellows

  • Reena Gottesman, MD
    Medical School:  Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    Residency:  MMC/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Neurology
  • Hilary Grosso Jasutkar, MD, PhD
    Medical School:  University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
    Residency:  Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Neurology
  • Radhika Jagannathan, MD, PhD
    Medical School:  Washington University in St. Louis
    Residency:  NYP Hospital – Weill Cornell Medical Center, Neurology

Incoming Fellow   

  • Amalia Peterson, MD  (Class of 2020-2022)

Recent Alumni

  • Chen Zhao, MD, MS, MA – Assistant Professor of Neurology and Public Health Sciences at Penn State Health, PA (2017-2019)
  • Juliana Rezende Dutra, MD – PhD Candidate at Sao Paulo University, Brazil (2016-2018)
  • Natasa Dragicevic, MD, PhD – Behavioral Neurologist at Renown Regional Medical Center, NV (2016-2017)
  • Arjun Masurkar, MD, PhD – Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Neuroscience and Physiology at NYU Langone Medical Center, NY (2015-2017)
  • Anjali Patel, DO –  Cognitive Neurologist at the Atlantic Neuroscience Institute/Overlook Medical Center, NJ (2014-2016)