Melissa Nirenberg at [NYU Langone Medical Center]

Melissa J. Nirenberg, MD, PhD

About Me

Conditions and Treatments

Parkinson's disease, movement disorders, hemifacial spasm, cervical dystonia, blepharospasm, essential tremor, botox, dystonia, restless leg syndrome (RLS), ataxia, meige syndrome, chorea, Huntington disease, Tourette syndrome, corticobasal degeneration, spasmodic dysphonia, multiple system atrophy, lewy body dementia, spasmodic torticollis, abnormal gait, REM behavior disorder, progressive supranuclear palsy
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  • Associate Professor, Department of Neurology
  • Assoc Dir Adult Neurology Residency Program
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology - Neurology, 2003
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Columbia University Medical Center, Movement Disorders, 2005
  • Residency, University of California, San Fran, Neurology, 2002
  • MD from Cornell University, 1998
  • PhD from Cornell University, 1996

Locations and Appointments

28 Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Indemnity
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Cigna EPO/POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • 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
  • HealthSmart (WTC)
  • Humana Medicare
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan/PHCS PPO
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford Liberty
  • UnitedHealthcare Core and Charter
  • UnitedHealthcare EPO
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare POS
  • UnitedHealthcare PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Top Tier
*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 Movement Disorders

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

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My Research


  • Late onset wilson's disease with central pontine and extrapontine MRI changes [Meeting Abstract]

    Biller, T; Fatterpekar, G; Nirenberg, M; Brys, M
    Parkinsonism & related disorders. 2016 January 2016. 22: e140-e140

  • A case series of coexisting Parkinson's disease and epilepsy [Meeting Abstract]

    Son, A; Kaminski, D; Gurevich, A; Biagioni, M; Stone, B; Gilbert, R; Nirenberg, M; Di, Rocco A
    Parkinsonism & related disorders. 2016 January 2016. 22: e64-e64

  • Longitudinally Extensive Nitrous Oxide Myelopathy With Novel Radiographic Features

    Ernst, Lia D; Brock, Kenneth; Barraza, Luis H; Davis, Adam; Nirenberg, Melissa J
    JAMA neurology. 2015 Nov . 72 (11): 1370-1371

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