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. Born in New York City, he lived in Tennessee and Kansas before returning to the East Coast for higher education. After receiving a B.A. from Yale College, he received his M.D. from Weill Cornell Medical College with induction into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He then completed an internship in Internal Medicine and residency in Adult Neurology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine. In his last year, he served as Chief Resident. This was followed by a hybrid fellowship in neuro-epidemiology and vascular neurology at The Neurological Institute at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. During this fellowship, 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. In the hospital setting, he additionally treats patients with other neurological emergencies and conditions that require hospital admission. 

His research interests include stroke prevention and epidemiology, with a focus on understanding the complex interplay between medical conditions and stroke and other neurological disorders. As an example, he has published several studies demonstrating a link between liver conditions and stroke and cognitive impairment. Other research topics include stroke systems of care and smoking cessation in patients with cerebrovascular disease. His work has been published in leading journals such as JAMA Neurology, Neurology, and Stroke. His neuro-epidemiology training program fellowship was funded by an NIH T32 training grant, and he is currently supported by the New York State Department of Health Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program, the Leon Levy Foundation in Neuroscience, and the Florence Gould Foundation. He serves on the editorial board of Stroke.  



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 - POS
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • AgeWell New York
  • Amida Care
  • Emblem (HIP) Medicare Essential Network
  • 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

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