Lynda Nwabuobi, MD
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Lynda Nwabuobi, MD


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Accepts New Patients
Gender: Female


Personal Statement

I am a Movement Disorders neurologist and I diagnose and treat individuals with Parkinson’s disease, tremors and other neurological diseases. A diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease can be life-changing and challenging for the individual, but my goal is to deliver compassionate and individualized care using a holistic and multidisciplinary approach. I believe in using a combination of medication, exercise and physical therapy and social support to care for the patient and their family and caregivers. I enjoy establishing long-term relationships with my patients with the goal of helping them maintain andimprove their quality of life.

Specialties and Expertise


  • Tremor
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Dystonia
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Blepharospasm
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Tourette's Disorder
  • Huntington Disease
  • Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)
  • Botulinum Toxin (Botox Injection)


Dr. Lynda Nwabuobi is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology and Assistant Attending Neurologist at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical College, specializing in Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders.

Dr. Nwabuobi earned her B.S. from Stony Brook University with a concentration in Biology, and her M.D. from NYU School of Medicine. She also completed her Neurology residency training at NYU School of Medicine where she served as an administrative chief resident and received awards for Excellence in Teaching and promoting House staff Wellness. She went on to complete a 2-year Movement Disorders fellowship program at Columbia University Irving Medical Center under the mentorship of Dr. Stanley Fahn. During her fellowship, Dr. Nwabuobi also trained at the New York Psychiatric Institute caring for patients with Huntington’s disease, under the mentorship of Dr. Karen Marder. She is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and Movement Disorders Society. She has published a number of articles in peer-reviewed journals and has presented her work at national and international conferences.

Dr. Nwabuobi offers compassionate and personalized care in Movement Disorders including Parkinson’s Disease and parkinsonism, essential tremor, Huntington’s disease, dystonia, cervical dystonia, blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm, tics and Tourette’s syndrome, ataxia, gait disorder, chorea, restless leg syndrome, and myoclonus. She is an experienced injector of botulinum toxin for cervical dystonia, hemifacial spasm, blepharospasm, cranio-facial and limb dystonia, and limb spasticity. In addition, she has experience in DBS (deep brain stimulation) programming as well as perioperative management of patients undergoing DBS implantation for Parkinson’s Disease, essential tremor, and dystonia.

At Weill Cornell Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Institute, Dr. Nwabuobi participates in clinical trials to find better ways to prevent, screen for, diagnose, and treat Parkinson’s and related diseases, with the hope of improving mobility and quality of life for her patients and their families.


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

AAN Fellow Scholarship to the Annual Meeting 2020

MDS-PAS Congress Fellowship Scholarship 2020

MDS International Congress Travel Grant Award 2019

Excellence in Teaching Award, Neurology Department, NYU School of Medicine 2018 

NYU School of Medicine GME Housestaff Wellness Committee Certificate of Recognition 2016 - 2018 

National Medical Association Emerging Scholar Award, National Medical Fellowships 2011

Medical Scholars Award, Infectious Diseases Society of America 2011

NYU President’s Service Award (as part of Black and Latino Student Association) 2011

NYU President’s Service Award (as part of MiniMeds) 2011




Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Assistant Attending Neurologist - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.D., New York University School of Medicine, 2014
  • B.S., State University of New York at Stony Brook, 2010


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 - POS
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • AgeWell New York
  • Amida Care
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Connection
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare of NY
  • WorldWide Medical

Locations and Appointments

External Relationships

External Relationships

Relationships and collaborations with for-profit and not-for profit organizations are of vital importance to our faculty because these exchanges of scientific information foster innovation. As experts in their fields, WCM physicians and scientists are sought after by many organizations to consult and educate. WCM and its faculty make this information available to the public, thus creating a transparent environment.

Kaiser Associates, Inc.
Other Interest:
Michael J. Fox Foundation; Parkinson's Disease Foundation, Inc.
Professional Services:
Relias Media LLC
Healthgrades Operating Company, Inc.; Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai