Specialties and Expertise
- Clinical Neuropsychology
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Brain Tumor
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Psychiatric Disorder
- Cognitive Rehabilitation
- Frontal Lobe and Executive Function Deficit
Abhishek Jaywant, Ph.D., is a New York State licensed psychologist who specializes in the neuropsychological assessment and treatment of individuals with acquired brain injuries, neurologic disorders, and psychiatric illness. He conducts neuropsychological screening assessments on the inpatient psychiatry and rehabilitation units at Weill Cornell Medical Center. He also conducts comprehensive outpatient neuropsychological evaluations to determine individuals’ cognitive strengths and weaknesses and to inform targeted treatment recommendations and to optimize functioning at home, work, and school. Dr. Jaywant provides short-term cognitive-behavioral and cognitive remediation interventions to enhance cognition and mood in the context of neurologic and psychiatric illness. His approach to cognitive remediation entails a combination of (1) computer-based cognitive exercises; (2) behavioral strategies to increase attention, organization, planning, problem-solving, and memory; and (3) stress management techniques based on cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness.
Dr. Jaywant received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from McGill University. He completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Boston University, receiving clinical training at the VA Boston Healthcare System, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School, and Boston University’s Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders. He was the recipient of a National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, which funded his doctoral dissertation investigating visual-motor deficits and rehabilitation in Parkinson's disease. He completed his clinical psychology internship at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and his postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology in the Departments of Psychiatry and Rehabilitation Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine.
Dr. Jaywant is dedicated to improving approaches to neuropsychological assessment and treatment following acquired brain injury and neurologic disease. He has published several scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals spanning disciplines of neuropsychology, neurology, and rehabilitation medicine. He has presented his work at national and international conferences. His research at Weill Cornell Medicine has focused on (1) validating and refining neuropsychological assessment instruments for individuals with stroke in the acute inpatient rehabilitation setting; (2) investigating the longitudinal course of structural and functional brain changes and associated cognitive difficulties following stroke and traumatic brain injury; and (3) developing innovative behavioral interventions to improve cognitive functioning after brain injury. Dr. Jaywant lectures on topics in neuropsychology for clinical psychology interns, medical residents, medical students, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech-language pathologists. He also conducts pro bono assessments for the Weill Cornell Center for Human Rights (WCCHR).
Honors and Awards
Honors and Awards
2019 – Teacher of the Year awarded by the 2019 Psychology Internship Program at Weill Cornell Medicine/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
2018 – Samuel W. Perry III MD Distinguished Award in Psychiatric Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Psychiatry
2012 – Ruth L. Kirchstein National Research Service Award, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
2008 – Dean’s Honor List, McGill University
Clinical and Academic Positions
- Assistant Attending Psychologist - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
- Assistant Professor of Neuropsychology in Psychiatry - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
- Assistant Professor of Neuropsychology in Rehabilitation Medicine - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
Education and Training
- Ph.D., Boston University, 2016
- M.A., Boston University, 2011
- B.S., McGill University (Canada), 2009
Insurance Plans Accepted
The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.
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- Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
- Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
- Rockefeller University - Trustmark