Laura E Donovan, MD

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology at CUMC
Laura E Donovan, MD

Laura Donovan, MD is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at CUIMC in the Division of Neuro-Oncology. She completed her undergraduate work at Providence College and earned her medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine. Following an internship in internal medicine at Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital, she completed her neurology training at NYP/Columbia University. She served as Chief Resident of the Neurology Department at Columbia University from 2016-2017. She completed her fellowship training in Neuro-oncology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medical Center. Her research interests include improving care delivery and identifying interventions to improve quality of life in patients with primary and metastatic brain tumors.

Departmental Appointments

  • Department of Neurology
    Division of Neuro-oncology

Board Certifications

  • Neurology

Areas of Expertise

  • Neuro-Oncology
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Anaplastic Astrocytoma
  • Astrocytoma
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Metastases
  • Brain Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Carcinomatous meningitis
  • Chordoma
  • Choroid Plexus Carcinoma
  • Ependymoma
  • Glioblastoma
  • Hemangioblastoma
  • Hospitalist
  • Leptomeningeal metastases
  • Lumbar Pain
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Meningioma
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Tumors

Education and Training

  • MD, Emory University School of Medicine
  • Internship: Brown University - Rhode Island Hospital
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center


  • CUMC/Neurological Institute of New York

    710 West 168th Street
    New York, NY 10032
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 342-0571

Provider Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Insurance Programs

Please contact the provider's office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

  • Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NYP Employee Plan, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]
  • Affinity [Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • AgeWell [Medicare Managed Care, Special Needs Plan]
  • Amida Care [Special Needs Plan]
  • Capital District Physician Health Plan [Capital District Physician Health Plan]
  • Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]
  • Emblem/GHI [Medicare Managed Care, PPO]
  • Emblem/HIP [ConnectiCare, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO, Medicare Managed Care, PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Healthfirst [Child/Family Health Plus, Leaf (Exchange), Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Local 1199 [Local 1199]
  • MagnaCare [MagnaCare]
  • Multiplan [Multiplan]
  • MVP Health Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty]
  • UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO]
  • VNSNY CHOICE [Medicare Managed Care, SelectHealth, Special Needs Plan]
  • WellCare [Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

This provider accepts new patients

Appointment Phone Number: (212) 342-0571

Honors and Awards

Chief Resident, Department of Neurology, 2016-2017