Laura Lennihan, MD

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Neurology at CUMC

Current Administrative Positions

  • Vice Chair, Department of Neurology
  • Chief, Critical Care and Hospitalist Neurology

Dr. Lennihan is Vice Chairman, Department of Neurology, Columbia University Irving Medical Center. She is Professor of Neurology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She is Chief of the Division of Critical Care and Hospitalist Neurology. Her clinical work focusses on the care of inpatients with neurological disorders and providing neurological consultations on other inpatient services and in the Emergency Department.

She received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and her medical degree from Cornell University Medical College. After completing a residency in internal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, she did her neurology residency under Dr. Lewis P. Rowland and a fellowship in stroke and neuroepidemiology under Dr. J.P. Mohr at the Neurological Institute, Columbia University Medical Center. She is board certified in neurology and internal medicine.

Departmental Appointments

  • Department of Neurology
    Division of Critical Care and Hospitalist Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Neurology

Areas of Expertise

  • Critical Care Neurology
  • Hospitalist

Education and Training

  • Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Residency: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY
  • Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Fellowship: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY


  • Neurological Institute of New York

    710 West 168th Street
    New York, NY 10032
    (212) 305-7236
    (212) 305-2792

Provider Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Insurance Programs

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  • Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NY Signature, NYP Employee Plan, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]
  • AgeWell [Medicare Managed 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]
  • 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, Medicare Managed Care]
  • UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO]

This provider does not accept new patients

Contact Phone Number: (212) 305-7236

Contact Info

  • 212-305-7236