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 and 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

Insurance Programs

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

  • Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NY Signature, NYP Employee Plan, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]
  • Affinity [Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, 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 sees pediatric patients

This provider accepts new patients

Appointment Phone Number: (212) 342-6867


Plunkett, L.G., Hamberger, M.J., Cole, J.R. Unexpected wada results: perfect memory performance ipsilateral to left mesial temporal sclerosis. Poster presented at the 2017 annual meeting of AES in Washington, DC.