Rebecca Straus Farber, MD

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology at CUMC
Rebecca Straus Farber, MD

Rebecca Farber, MD is an assistant professor of neurology at CUIMC, where she sees patients with multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune central nervous system conditions. After earning her BA in psychology from Yale University, Dr. Farber completed medical school and neurology residency at the Mount Sinai Medical Center. She then completed a three year fellowship in Multiple Sclerosis at the Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for MS at Mount Sinai during which time she was a recipient of the Sylvia Lawry Physician Fellowship from the National MS Society. Dr. Farber is board certified in neurology by the American Academy of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Farber has published multiple journal articles on MS and has presented at international meetings. Topics of research have included advanced neuroimaging of MS and cognitive function in MS, as well as the autoimmune condition neuromyelitis optica.

Columbia University's Multiple Sclerosis Center is a premier treatment and research facility for individuals living with multiple sclerosis. Our center remains dedicated to providing the most advanced diagnostic and therapeutic care available to our patients.

Departmental Appointments

  • Department of Neurology
    Division of Multispecialty Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Neurology

Areas of Expertise

  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neuromyelitis Optica
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Transverse Myelitis

Education and Training

  • MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • 2009 Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Internship: Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Residency: Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • Residency: 2013 Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • Fellowship: 2016 Mount Sinai Medical Center


  • CUMC/Neurological Institute of New York

    710 West 168th Street
    New York, NY 10032
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (646) 426-3876

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: (646) 426-3876