Sarah F. Wesley, MD, MPH

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology at CUMC
Sarah F. Wesley, MD, MPH

I am a board-certified neurologist who specializes in inflammatory disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. I treat conditions such as multiple sclerosis (MS), neuromyelitis optica, neurosarcoidosis, transverse myelitis, autoimmune encephalitis, and secondary neuroinflammatory reactions from other exposures.

In addition to disease prevention and treatment, I work with individuals to optimize function and quality of life using a variety of approaches, including exercise, healthy lifestyle, medication, and botulinum toxin injections for relief of muscle spasticity.

I also conduct clinical trials to find new and effective medications to treat MS and other neuroinflammatory diseases. Moreover, I conduct primary research on the causes and treatment of neuroinflammation, in particular, studying inflammatory reactions to new cancer immunotherapies.

Areas of Expertise

  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neurology
  • ADEM - acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis
  • Autoimmune encephalitis
  • CNS vasculitis
  • Neurological immunotoxicity
  • Neuromyelitis Optica
  • Neurosarcoidosis
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Transverse Myelitis

Education and Training

  • MD Doctor of Medicine , 2012 Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  • 2012 Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  • Internship: 2013 Beth Israel Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Residency: 2016 Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center
  • Residency: 2016 Beth Israel Medical Center
  • Fellowship: 2017 Yale University School of Medicine, Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Fellowship: 2017 Yale - New Haven Hospital


  • CUMC/Neurological Institute of New York

    710 West 168th Street
    New York, NY 10032
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
  • ColumbiaDoctors Tarrytown

    155 White Plains Road
    Tarrytown, NY 10591

This provider accepts new patients

Appointment Phone Number: 646-426-3876

Honors and Awards

2016 Resident Leadership Scholar Award, American Academy of Neurology

2016 Award for Quality Improvement & Patient Safety, Mount Sinai Beth Israel

2015 Resident Scholar Award, American Academy of Neurology