Steven L. Galetta, MD

400+
Peer-Reviewed Publications
Trained
Over 25 Fellows in Neuro-Ophthalmology
Named
One of America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly for 15+ Years
Recipient of the Distinguished Neurology Teacher Award by the American Neurological Association

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

multiple sclerosis (MS), double vision, optic neuritis

Credentials

Positions
  • Philip K. Moskowitz, MD Professor and Chair of Neurology, Department of Neurology
  • Professor, Department of Ophthalmology
  • Chair, 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
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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

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Research Interests Timeline

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Publications

  • Retinal Architecture and Melanopsin-Mediated Pupillary Response Characteristics: A Putative Pathophysiologic Signature for the Retino-Hypothalamic Tract in Multiple Sclerosis

    Meltzer, Ethan; Sguigna, Peter V; Subei, Adnan; Beh, Shin; Kildebeck, Eric; Conger, Darrel; Conger, Amy; Lucero, Marlen; Frohman, Benjamin S; Frohman, Ashley N; Saidha, Shiv; Galetta, Steven; Calabresi, Peter A; Rennaker, Robert; Frohman, Teresa C; Kardon, Randy H; Balcer, Laura J; Frohman, Elliot M Meltzer, Ethan; Sguigna, Peter V; Subei, Adnan; Beh, Shin; Kildebeck, Eric; Conger, Darrel; Conger, Amy; Lucero, Marlen; Frohman, Benjamin S; Frohman, Ashley N; Saidha, Shiv; Galetta, Steven; Calabresi, Peter A; Rennaker, Robert; Frohman, Teresa C; Kardon, Randy H; Balcer, Laura J; Frohman, Elliot M
    JAMA neurology. 2017 May 1. 74 (5): 574-582

  • Capturing saccades in multiple sclerosis with a digitized test of rapid number naming

    Hainline, Clotilde; Rizzo, John-Ross; Hudson, Todd E; Dai, Weiwei; Birkemeier, Joel; Raynowska, Jenelle; Nolan, Rachel C; Hasanaj, Lisena; Selesnick, Ivan; Frohman, Teresa C; Frohman, Elliot M; Galetta, Steven L; Balcer, Laura J; Rucker, Janet C Hainline, Clotilde; Rizzo, John-Ross; Hudson, Todd E; Dai, Weiwei; Birkemeier, Joel; Raynowska, Jenelle; Nolan, Rachel C; Hasanaj, Lisena; Selesnick, Ivan; Frohman, Teresa C; Frohman, Elliot M; Galetta, Steven L; Balcer, Laura J; Rucker, Janet C
    Journal of neurology. 2017 Apr 7. 264 (5): 989-998

  • Tumoral Presentation of Homonymous Hemianopia and Prosopagnosia in Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy-Related Inflammation

    Hainline, Clotilde; Rucker, Janet C; Zagzag, David; Golfinos, John G; Lui, Yvonne W; Liechty, Benjamin; Warren, Floyd A; Balcer, Laura J; Galetta, Steven L Hainline, Clotilde; Rucker, Janet C; Zagzag, David; Golfinos, John G; Lui, Yvonne W; Liechty, Benjamin; Warren, Floyd A; Balcer, Laura J; Galetta, Steven L
    Journal of neuroophthalmology. 2017 Mar. 37 (1): 48-52

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