Ji Y. Chong, M.D.

Ji Chong

Ji Y. Chong, MD is the Site Chief of Neurology and the Director of the Stroke Center at New York Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital.  She is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Weill Cornell Medical College.  Dr. Chong completed residency in Neurology at Columbia University Medical Center where she was also a chief resident.  She then completed a two year fellowship in Vascular Neurology at Columbia.  Prior to joining the faculty at Weill Cornell, she was an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in the Division of Stroke.  She also served as the Director of the Stroke Prevention Program at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital. 

Dr. Chong specializes in the treatment and prevention of cerebrovascular disease.  She has authored numerous peer reviewed papers on stroke, several book chapters, as well as the book Cerebrovascular Disease. 

She sees patients at 156 William St, 7th floor.


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.

* indicates this physician is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA [Medicare]
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Affinity Essential
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI [CBP]
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup [CHP]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup
  • Health Republic
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [Medicare]
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [HMO]


Mayer SA, Chong JY, Ridgeway E, Min C, Bernardini GL:  Delirium from nicotine withdrawal in neuro-ICU patients.  Neurology 2001; 57:551-553.
Mayer SA, Chong JY: Critical care management of increased intracranial pressure.  J Intensive Care Med 2002; 17:55-67.
Chong JY, Rowland LP, Utiger R: Hashimoto encephalopathy:  Syndrome or Myth? Arch Neurol.  2003;60:164-171.
Chong JY, Oh U, Weimer L, Hirano M, Vu T, Hays AP: Intense lymphocytic sural nerve infiltration in HIV infection and axonal Guillain-Barre syndrome.  Neurology 2003;60(suppl 1):A185.
Chong JY, Lee HS, Paik MC, Boden-Albala B, Sacco RL: Patient self-report of recovery after stroke and correlation with Barthel score.  Neurology 2003;60 (suppl 1):A165.
Marshall RS, Krakauer JW, Lazar RM, Chong JY, Callahan S, Wydra J, Hirsch J: Hemispheral hypoperfusion alone can induce cross-hemispheral reorganization of the brain.  Neurology 2003;60 (suppl 1):A33. 
Chong JY, Mayer SA: Myasthenic crisis.  In: Rabinstein A, Wijdicks E, eds. Tough Calls in Acute Neurology, Philadelphia, Elsevier, 2004.
Festa JR, Lazar RM, Marshall RS, Pile-Spellman J, Chong JY, Duong H.  Dural arteriovenous fistula presents like an ischemic stroke.  Cognitive & Behavioral Neurology 2004;17:50-3.
Chong JY, Lee H, Boden-Albala B, Wright C, Sacco RL.  Depressive symptoms and the risk of stroke and vascular events: The Northern Manhattan Study.  Stroke 2004;35:243.
Wright CB, Lee H, Boden-Albala B, Chong JY, Sacco RL.  Depressed mood predicts mortality and disability 6 and 12 months post stroke: The Northern Manhattan Study.  Stroke 2004;35:321.
Chong JY, Lee H, Boden-Albala B, Wright C, Paik MC, Sacco RL.  Severity of depressive symptoms and the risk of stroke: The Northern Manhattan Study. Platform presentation at American Academy of Neurology annual meeting, 2004.
Liberato B, Chong JY, Lee H, Trocio S, Ramos O, Rundek T, Mohr JP, Sacco RL.  Degree of Carotid Artery Stenosis and Potential Eligibility for Intervention: The Northern Manhattan Stroke Study.  Presented at American Academy of Neurology, 2004.
Hennerici MG, Sacco RL, Bogousslavsky J, Binder J, Chong JY.  Rapid Reference Stroke, London, Elsevier, 2004.
Chong JY, Vraniak P, Etienne M, Sherman D, Elkind MSV. Intravenous thrombolytic treatment of acute ischemic stroke associated with left atrial myxoma: a case report.  J Stroke and Cerebrovasc Dis 2005;14:39-41.
Chong, JY.  Hashimoto Encephalopathy.  In: Rowland LP, ed.  Merritt’s Textbook of Neurology, Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2005.
Chong JY, Mohr JP.  Anticoagulation and platelet antiaggregation therapy in stroke prevention.  Curr Opin Neurol 2005;18:53-7.
Chong JY, Sacco RL.  Risk factors for stroke, assessing risk, and the mass and high risk approaches for stroke prevention.  Continuum, 2005.
Chong JY, Sacco RL.  Epidemiology of stroke in young: race ethnic differences.  Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis 2005;20:77-83.
Chong JY, Homma S, Mohr JP.  Stroke as a complication of congenital heart disease.  Curr Atheroscler Rep 2005;7:263-7.
Boden-Albala B, Chong JY, Luo X, Sacco RL.  Disparity in social resources among women with the Metabolic Syndrome.  AHA Women, Heart disease, and Stroke annual meeting, 2005.
Boden-Albala B, Wang C, Chyun C, Chong JY, Wright CW, Rundek T, Elkind E, Paik M, Sacco RL.  Glycemic control among diabetics and risk of stroke and vascular disease: Findings from the Northern Manhattan Study, American Academy of Neurology annual meeting, 2005.
Liberato B, Chong JY, Sacco RL.  Focal brain ischemia: Clinical features, epidemiology, risk factors and outcome.  In: Kalimo H, ed.  Pathology and Genetics: Cerebrovascular Diseases, Switzerland, International Society of Neuropathology, 2005.
Prabhakaran S, Chong JY, Beismann N, McLaughlin C, Sacco RL.  Characteristics and Short-Term Outcomes Associated with Diffusion-Weighted Imaging Abnormalities among Traditional TIA Patients.  International Stroke Conference, 2006.
Chong JY, Rowland LP.  What's in a NAIM? Hashimoto encephalopathy, steroid-responsive encephalopathy associated with autoimmune thyroiditis, or nonvasculitic autoimmune meningoencephalitis?  Arch Neurol. 2006;63(2):175-6.
Choi JH, Bateman BT, Mangla S, Marshall RS, Prabhakaran S, Chong J, Mohr JP, Mast H, Pile-Spellman J. Endovascular recanalization therapy in acute ischemic stroke.
Stroke. 2006;37(2):419-24.
Chong JY, Lee HS, Bodon-Albala B, Paik MH, Sacco RL.  Gender differences in self-report of recovery after stroke: The Northern Manhattan Study.  Neurology 2006;67:1282-1284.
Chong JY.  Hashimoto Encephalopathy.  In: Gilman S, ed.  Neurobiology of Disease, London, Elsevier, 2007.
Prabhakaran S, Chong JY, Sacco RL.  Impact of abnormal diffusion weighted imaging  results on short term outcome following transient ischemic attack.  Arch Neurol 2007;64:1105-9.
Sacco RL, Chong JY, Prabhakaran S, Elkind MS.  Experimental treatments for acute ischaemic stroke.  Lancet. 2007 Jan 27;369(9558):331-41.
Prabhakaran S, Zarahn E, Riley C, Speizer A, Chong JY, Lazar RM, Marshall RS, Krakauer JW. Inter-individual Variability in the Capacity for Motor Recovery After Ischemic Stroke.  Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2007 Aug 8
Ay H, Benner T, Arsava EM, Furie KL, Singhal AB, Jensen MB, Ayata C, Towfighi A, Smith EE, Chong JY, Koroshetz WJ, Sorensen AG. A Computerized Algorithm for Etiologic Classification of Ischemic Stroke. The Causative Classification of Stroke System.
Stroke. 2007 Sep 27
Falcone G, Chong JY.  Gender differences in stroke among older adults.  Geriatrics and Aging  2007;10:497-500.
Prabhakaran S, Chen M, Choi JH, Mangla S, Lavine SD, Pile-Spellman J, Meyers PM, Chong JY.  Major Neurologic Improvement following Endovascular Recanalization Therapy for Acute Ischemic Stroke.  Cerebrovasc Dis. 2008 Mar 17;25(5):401-407 
Chong JY, Rincon F, Rivolta J, Stillman J, Boden-Albala B, Marshall R.  Weekend and evening presentation with acute stroke and TIA is associated with poor outcomes.  Presented at the International Stroke Conference, 2008.
Prabhakaran S, Rincon F, Rivolta J, Stillman J, Marshall RS, Chong JY.  Warfarin use and symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage following intravenous tissue plasminogen activator for ischemic stroke: a single center experience.  Presented at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting, 2008
Rincon F, Rivolta J, Boden-Albala B, Elkind MV, Mayer SA, Marshall R, Stillman J, and Chong JY. Emergency Department Length of Stay is Associated with Poor Outcomes in Stroke Patients Admitted to the Neurological Intensive Care Unit. Crit Care Med 2007; 35(12) Suppl: A8.
Willey JZ, Chong JY. Gender differences in stroke prevention, treatment, and outcomes. Chapter 
10. Women and Strokes Research. ISBN 978-1-60456-374-0. Nova Science Publishers 2008 (in press).
Meyers PM, Schumacher HC, Gray WA, Fifi J, Gaudet JG, Heyer EJ, Chong JY. Intravascular Ultrasound of Symptomatic Intracranial Stenosis Demonstrates Atherosclerotic Plaque with Intraplaque Hemorrhage: A Case Report. J Neuroimaging. 2008 Oct 23. 
Boden-Albala B, Cammack S, Chong J, Wang C, Wright C, Rundek T, Elkind MS, Paik MC, Sacco RL. Diabetes, fasting glucose levels, and risk of ischemic stroke and vascular events: findings from the Northern Manhattan Study (NOMAS).  Diabetes Care. 2008 Jun;31(6):1132-7.
Rincon F, Mayer SA, Rivolta J, Stillman J, Boden-Albala B, Elkind MS, Marshall R, Chong JY.  Impact of Delayed Transfer of Critically Ill Stroke Patients from the Emergency Department to the Neuro-ICU.  Neurocrit Care. 2010 Apr 29
Prabhakaran S, Rivolta J, Vieira JR, Rincon F, Stillman J, Marshall RS, Chong JY. Symptomatic Intracerebral Hemorrhage Among Eligible Warfarin-Treated Patients Receiving Intravenous Tissue Plasminogen Activator for Acute Ischemic Stroke.  Arch Neurol. 2010 Mar 8. 
Herzog E. Shapiro J. Aziz EF. Chong J. Hong MK. Wiener D. Lee R. Janis G. Azrieli Y. Velazquez B. Lacdao L. Mittal S.  Pathway for the management of survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.  Critical Pathways in Cardiology: A Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine. 9(2):49-54, 2010 Jun
Elijovich L, Chong JY. Current and future use of intravenous thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke.  Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2010 Sep;12(5):316-21.
Gerke LC, Riley CS, Chong J. Glioblastoma Multiforme Presenting as Sigmoid Sinus Thrombosis.  Presented at American Academy of Neurology meeting, 2011.
J.T. Fifi, C. Brockington, J. Narang, W. Leesch, S.L. Ewing, H. Bennet, A. Berenstein, and J. Chong.  Clopidogrel Resistance Is Associated with Thromboembolic Complications in Patients Undergoing Neurovascular Stenting AJNR Am J Neuroradiol originally published online on November 29, 2012, 10.3174/ajnr.A3405.
Tentorial subdural hemorrhage as a presentation of intracranial aneurysm rupture: a rare event.
Paramasivam S, Fifi JT, Chong JY.
Neurol India. 2012 Nov-Dec;60(6):681-2.
Chong, Ji Y.  Cerebrovascular Disease.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.