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

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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 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 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 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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