Steven L. Galetta, MD

About Me

I grew up in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. My father was a New York City policeman and my mother was a nurse. I inherited their value of knowledge and service.

I’ve always enjoyed working with people and collaborating on a team. Being a doctor at NYU Langone allows me to do both. I started working here in 2012, just 48 hours after Hurricane Sandy hit. Teamwork made all the difference as we safely evacuated more than 300 patients.

I treat people with disorders of the central nervous system, specifically problems of the brain and spinal cord. I’ve been very involved in the study of medications to treat the vision problems experienced by patients with multiple sclerosis.

It's an exciting time to be a neurologist, especially at NYU Langone, where we’ve played an important part in advancing how patients are diagnosed with concussions. We’ve studied the King-Devick test to determine if this simple, rapid test, which is administered on the sidelines of youth and college sporting events, can help parents and coaches to determine if a neurological injury has occurred. It’s a valuable addition to existing sideline test options, all of which can help to ensure that young patients receive appropriate treatment as soon as possible.

I love neurology. It’s like a detective story in which you pick up clues everywhere—from the patient’s history, the examination, the story of the patient’s journey—and piece together the puzzle to create a customized treatment plan that can lead to the best possible outcomes. 


Conditions and Treatments

double vision, optic neuritis, multiple sclerosis (MS)

Credentials

Positions
  • Philip K. Moskowitz, MD Professor and Chair of Neurology, Department of Neurology
  • Professor, Department of Ophthalmology
  • Director, Neurology
  • Chair of the Department of Neurology
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology - Neurology, 1988
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Neuro-Ophthalmology, 1988
  • Residency, Hospital of The University Of Penn., Neurology, 1987
  • MD from Cornell University, 1983
Departments

Locations and Appointments

45 Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Indemnity
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Affinity
  • Affinity Exchange- Essential
  • Cigna EPO/POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • ElderPlan
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield MediBlue
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathways, Enhanced
  • GHI CBP
  • HIP Access I
  • HIP Access II
  • HIP Child Health
  • HIP EPO/PPO
  • HIP Essential
  • HIP Family Health
  • HIP HMO
  • HIP Medicaid
  • HIP Medicare
  • HIP POS
  • HealthSmart (WTC)
  • Humana Medicare
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • Medicare
  • NYS Empire Plan
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford Liberty
  • Oxford Medicare
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthcare Core and Charter
  • UnitedHealthcare EPO
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare POS
  • UnitedHealthcare PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Top Tier
  • Visiting Nurse Service (VNS) Medicare
*Insurance listed above may not be accepted at all office locations. Please confirm prior to each visit. The information presented here may not be complete or may have been changed.
NYU Neurology Associates

240 East 38th Street, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10016

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“We are evaluating therapies for multiple sclerosis and other disorders that help repair the nervous system.”

Steven L. Galetta, MD Neurologist

Publications

  • The ocular motor underpinnings of rapid number-naming as a sideline performance measure for concussion [Meeting Abstract]

    Birkemeier, J; Hudson, T; Rizzo, J -R; Dai, W; Selesnick, I; Hasanaj, L; Balcer, L; Galetta, S; Rucker, J
    Neurology. 2016 05 Apr 2016. 86 (16):

  • Visual performance of non-native versus native english speakers on a sideline concussion screen: An objective look at eye movement recordings [Meeting Abstract]

    Dempsey, K; Birkemeier, J; Hudson, T; Dai, W; Selesnick, I; Hasanaj, L; Balcer, L; Galetta, S; Rucker, J; Rizzo, J -R
    Neurology. 2016 05 Apr 2016. 86 (16):

  • Yield of the clinical neuro-ophthalmologic examination in patients with concussion [Meeting Abstract]

    Dempsey, K; Birkemeier, J; Rizzo, J -R; Hasanaj, L; Balcer, L; Galetta, S; Rucker, J
    Neurology. 2016 05 Apr 2016. 86 (16):

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