Stephanie Assuras, PhD, ABPP-CN

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Neuropsychology (in Neurology) at CUMC
Stephanie Assuras, PhD, ABPP-CN

Dr. Stephanie Assuras is an assistant professor of neuropsychology in the Clinical Neuropsychology Service within the Division of Cognitive Neuroscience.

After completing her doctoral training in clinical neuropsychology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, she completed an internship at the University of Chicago Medical Center and advanced training in a clinical neuropsychology postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham and Women's Hospital, where she received training in the assessment of both adults and children. She is board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology with specialty in Clinical Neuropsychology.

Her primary clinical and research activities have focused on differential diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases such Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders, and primary progressive aphasia, as well as prognostication of shunt response in normal pressure hydrocephalus via cognitive assessment and cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers. In addition to her focus on aging and dementia, she has expertise in concussion assessment of both adults and adolescents, and cognitive behavioral interventions for persisting post-concussion syndrome.

  • Mild cognitive impairment (MCI), dementia (e.g. Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, frontotemporal dementia), aphasia, traumatic brain injury and concussion, multiple sclerosis and other demyelinating disorders
  • Specialization in shunt prognostication evaluation for normal pressure hydrocephalus (tap test)

Departmental Appointments

  • Department of Neurology
    Division of Cognitive Neuroscience

Areas of Expertise

  • Neuropsychology
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Brain Tumor
  • Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Concussion
  • Dementia
  • Encephalitis
  • Epilepsy
  • Head Injury
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Language Problems
  • Memory Disorder
  • Memory Disorders
  • Movement Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neurobehavioral Syndrome
  • Neurological Disorder
  • Neuropsychological Assessment
  • Neuropsychological Testing
  • Neuropsychological Testing Battery
  • Neuropsychology Consult
  • Neuropsychology Evaluation
  • Neurovascular Disease
  • Parkinson's Dementia
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Stroke
  • Stroke behavorial changes
  • Transient Ischemic Attacks/ TIA
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Dementia

Education and Training

  • PhD, 2010 Clinical Neuropsychology, City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center
  • Internship: 2010 University of Chicago
  • Fellowship: 2012 Harvard Medical School


  • CUMC/Neurological Institute of New York

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

Centers / Institutes / Programs

  • Neuropsychology Service

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]
  • Capital District Physician Health Plan [Capital District Physician Health Plan]
  • 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, 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