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 provides neuropsychological assessment and treatment services on the inpatient psychiatry and inpatient rehabilitation units at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. His research focuses on better understanding the brain network changes in brain injury and neuropsychiatric disorders and developing and evaluating cognitive and behavioral treatments to improve cognitive functioning in these populations.
*Please note: Dr. Jaywant is NOT currently accepting new patients*
Specialties and Expertise
- Clinical Neuropsychology
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Brain Tumor
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Psychiatric Disorder
- Cognitive Rehabilitation
- Frontal Lobe and Executive Function Deficit
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, psychiatry, neurology, and rehabilitation medicine. He has presented his work at national and international conferences. His research at Weill Cornell Medicine focuses on using resting state functional neuroimaging to understand brain changes underlying cognitive dysfunction in stroke, and developing and evaluating cognitive/behavioral interventions targeted at these brain network abnormalities to improve cognitive functioning. He is also interested in understanding the intersection between depression and cognitive impairment after stroke and developing treatments to address the comorbidity.
Dr. Jaywant was the attending neuropsychologist on NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center’s COVID Recovery Unit. He is conducting longitudinal research to understand the trajectory of cognitive difficulties, psychiatric symptoms, and resilience in COVID-19 survivors. 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 evaluations for the Weill Cornell Center for Human Rights (WCCHR).
Honors and Awards
Honors and Awards
2020 – K12 Career Development Award from the Neurorehabilitation and Restorative Neuroscience Training Network, Georgetown University (parent grant from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute for Child Health and Human Development)
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 doctor. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the doctor’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.
* indicates this doctor is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.
- Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
- Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
- Rockefeller University - Trustmark