Neal Parikh, M.D., M.S.
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Neal Parikh, M.D., M.S.


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Accepts New Patients
Gender: Male
Language: English


Specialties and Expertise


  • Vascular Neurology
  • Neurology


Neal S. Parikh, M.D., M.S., RPNI, is a Neurologist at Weill Cornell Medicine, where he serves as the Director of Outpatient Stroke and Vascular Neurology Services.

After receiving a B.A. from Yale College, he received his M.D. from Weill Cornell Medical College. He completed residency in Adult Neurology and served as Chief Resident at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine. This was followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in neuro-epidemiology and vascular neurology at The Neurological Institute at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, during which he received an M.S. in epidemiology from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. He is board certified in Adult Neurology and Vascular Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is also certified as a Registered Physician in Neurovascular Interpretation (RPNI) by the American Society of Neuroimaging.

Dr. Parikh's clinical expertise is in vascular neurology. He provides comprehensive, patient-centered care to patients with stroke, transient ischemic attack, and other vascular neurology conditions. Common conditions treated in his outpatient practice are stroke, transient ischemic attack, cerebral amyloid angiopathy, dissection, venous sinus thrombosis, abnormal vascular findings on brain imaging, and vascular cognitive impairment/dementia. He takes a keen interest in identifying and addressing uncommon causes of stroke in young adults. In the hospital setting, he additionally treats patients with other neurological emergencies and conditions that require hospital admission or that occur in patients hospitalized with other illnesses. 

His research focuses on 1) the complex interplay between medical conditions and brain health, and 2) stroke epidemiology and prevention. He has published numerous studies demonstrating a link between liver conditions and stroke and cognitive impairment. Another major focus is optimizing smoking cessation in the stroke secondary prevention setting and for patients with neurological disorders.

His work has been published in leading journals such as JAMA Neurology, Neurology, Stroke, European Journal of Neurology, Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, Alzheimer’s & Dementia. His research is currently supported by the NIH/NIA and Florence Gould Foundation. Other recent support include the New York State Department of Health Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program and the Leon Levy Foundation in Neuroscience. He serves on the editorial board of Stroke and the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. Last, a regular participant in the annual Neurology on the Hill legislative advocacy event, and a former participant and advisor in the AAN Palatucci Advocacy Leadership Forum, he is deeply committed to improving population health through media engagement and advocacy.  


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

Excellence in Medical Education Award, Weill Cornell Medicine, 2022.

Senior List (Medical Education Award), Weill Cornell Medicine, 2022.

Outstanding Reviewer Award, Stroke Editorial Board, 2021. 

Faculty Teaching Prize, Department of Neurology, Weill Cornell Medicine, 2020.


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 Neurology - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Assistant Professor of Neuroscience - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • The Florence Gould Foundation Research Scholar for Discovery in Stroke - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.S., Columbia University, 2019
  • M.D., Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University, 2013
  • B.A., Yale University, 2008


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
  • 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

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