Lisa D. Ravdin, Ph.D.
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Lisa D. Ravdin, Ph.D.


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Accepts New Patients
Gender: Female
Language: English


Specialties and Expertise


  • Neuropsychology


  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Dementia
  • Memory Impairment
  • Head Trauma
  • Attention Deficit Disorder of Adult
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Neuropsychological Assessment
  • Neurobehavioral Disorders
  • Chronic Pain


Lisa D. Ravdin, PhD, ABPP-CN is a Board Certified Neuropsychologist and Director of the Weill Cornell Neuropsychology Service in the Department of Neurology & Neuroscience at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. After graduating from the Chicago Medical School doctoral program, she completed an internship at the West Haven VA Medical Center and Yale Epilepsy Program where she received the Jacob Levin Intern Award for Outstanding Clinical Scholarship. Subsequently, she underwent advanced training in a Neuropsycholgy Post Doctoral Fellowship at New York University School of Medicine-Hospital for Joint Diseases, as well as Neuropsychology Fellowship at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. Presently, her primary clinical and research activities focus on cognitive changes associated with neurologic disorders, and in particular, age-related diseases. Dr. Ravdin is a member of the Weill Cornell Memory Disorders Program. In addition, she is a co-investigator on a number of research initiatives relating to cognitive decline associated with neurologic disease (Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease), depression, and chronic pain.


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

Recipient of a National Institute of Health/National Institute on Neurologic Diseases and Stroke mentored clinical scientist investigator award for research on the neuropsychological and genetic correlates of head trauma.  Investigator on privately funded and nationally funded projects as well as pharmaceutical clinical trials for age related disorders including dementia, chronic pain, depression, and cognitive dysfunction.


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Associate Professor of Neuropsychology in Clinical Neurology - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Professional Associate - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, 1994
  • M.S., Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, 1992


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 - Medicare
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee Managed Care Plan
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee PPO Plan
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Connection
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • Health First
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark

Locations and Appointments

External Relationships

External Relationships

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No External Relationships Reported