Melissa J. Nirenberg, MD, PHD

  • Specialty: Neurology
  • Language: English

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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Tourette Disorder, Dementia

Credentials

Positions

  • Associate Professor, Department of Neurology
  • Assoc Dir Adult Neurology Residency Program

Board Certifications

    2013
  • AB Psychiatry & Neurology - Neurology

Education and Training

  • 2005
  • Fellowship, Columbia University Medical Center, Movement Disorders
  • 2002
  • Residency, University of California, San Fran, Neurology
  • 1998
  • MD from Cornell University
  • 1996
  • PHD from Cornell University

Departments

Locations and Appointments

31 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 Healthy NY
  • 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
  • HealthRepublic
  • HealthSmart (WTC)
  • Humana Medicare
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan/PHCS PPO
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Exchange
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford Liberty
  • United Exchange- Compass
  • 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

Psychiatric, cognitive, and other non-motor manifestations of Parkinson's disease - Impulse control disorders related to dopamine agonist medications - Dopamine agonist withdrawal syndrome - Clinical trials of novel treatments for Parkinson's disease - Stem cell research of Parkinson's disease and related disorders - Neuroimaging studies of Parkinson's disease and related disorders - Quality of life in Parkinson's disease

Keywords:

Parkinson's disease, nonmotor, stem cells, dopamine agonist withdrawal syndrome, impulse control disorder

Publications

  • Management of impulse control disorders in Parkinson's disease: Controversies and future approaches

    Samuel, Michael; Rodriguez-Oroz, Maria; Antonini, Angelo; Brotchie, Jonathan M; Ray Chaudhuri, Kallol; Brown, Richard G; Galpern, Wendy R; Nirenberg, Melissa J; Okun, Michael S; Lang, Anthony E 2015 Jan; 1474-1477, Movement disorders — id: 1440302, year: 2015, page: 1474, stat: JOURNAL ARTICLE
  • A Randomized Clinical Trial of High-Dosage Coenzyme Q10 in Early Parkinson Disease: No Evidence of Benefit

    Beal, M Flint; Oakes, David; Shoulson, Ira; Henchcliffe, Claire; Galpern, Wendy R; Haas, Richard; Juncos, Jorge L; Nutt, John G; Voss, Tiffini Smith; Ravina, Bernard; Shults, Clifford M; Helles, Karen; Snively, Victoria; Lew, Mark F; Griebner, Brian; Watts, Arthur; Gao, Shan; Pourcher, Emmanuelle; Bond, Louisette; Kompoliti, Katie; Agarwal, Pinky; Sia, Cherissa; Jog, Mandar; Cole, Linda; Sultana, Munira; Kurlan, Roger; Richard, Irene; Deeley, Cheryl; Waters, Cheryl H; Figueroa, Angel; Arkun, Ani; Brodsky, Matthew; Ondo, William G; Hunter, Christine B; Jimenez-Shahed, Joohi; Palao, Alicia; Miyasaki, Janis M; So, Julie; Tetrud, James; Reys, Liza; Smith, Katharine; Singer, Carlos; Blenke, Anita; Russell, David S; Cotto, Candace; Friedman, Joseph H; Lannon, Margaret; Zhang, Lin; Drasby, Edward; Kumar, Rajeev; Subramanian, Thyagarajan; Ford, Donna Stuppy; Grimes, David A; Cote, Diane; Conway, Jennifer; Siderowf, Andrew D; Evatt, Marian Leslie; Sommerfeld, Barbara; Lieberman, Abraham N; Okun, Michael S; Rodriguez, Ramon L; Merritt, Stacy; Swartz, Camille Louise; Martin, W R Wayne; King, Pamela; Stover, Natividad; Guthrie, Stephanie; Watts, Ray L; Ahmed, Anwar; Fernandez, Hubert H; Winters, Adrienna; Mari, Zoltan; Dawson, Ted M; Dunlop, Becky; Feigin, Andrew S; Shannon, Barbara; Nirenberg, Melissa Jill; Ogg, Mattson; Ellias, Samuel A; Thomas, Cathi-Ann; Frei, Karen; Bodis-Wollner, Ivan; Glazman, Sofya; Mayer, Thomas; Hauser, Robert A; Pahwa, Rajesh; Langhammer, April; Ranawaya, Ranjit; Derwent, Lorelei; Sethi, Kapil D; Farrow, Buff; Prakash, Rajan; Litvan, Irene; Robinson, Annette; Sahay, Alok; Gartner, Maureen; Hinson, Vanessa K; Markind, Samuel; Pelikan, Melisa; Perlmutter, Joel S; Hartlein, Johanna; Molho, Eric; Evans, Sharon; Adler, Charles H; Duffy, Amy; Lind, Marlene; Elmer, Lawrence; Davis, Kathy; Spears, Julia; Wilson, Stephanie; Leehey, Maureen A; Hermanowicz, Neal; Niswonger, Shari; Shill, Holly A; Obradov, Sanja; Rajput, Alex; Cowper, Marilyn; Lessig, Stephanie; Song, David; Fontaine, Deborah; Zadikoff, Cindy; Williams, Karen; Blindauer, Karen A; Bergholte, Jo; Propsom, Clara Schindler; Stacy, Mark A; Field, Joanne; Mihaila, Dragos; Chilton, Mark; Uc, Ergun Y; Sieren, Jeri; Simon, David K; Kraics, Lauren; Silver, Althea; Boyd, James T; Hamill, Robert W; Ingvoldstad, Christopher; Young, Jennifer; Thomas, Karen; Kostyk, Sandra K; Wojcieszek, Joanne; Pfeiffer, Ronald F; Panisset, Michel; Beland, Monica; Reich, Stephen G; Cines, Michelle; Zappala, Nancy; Rivest, Jean; Zweig, Richard; Lumina, L Pepper; Hilliard, Colette Lynn; Grill, Stephen; Kellermann, Marye; Tuite, Paul; Rolandelli, Susan; Kang, Un Jung; Young, Joan; Rao, Jayaraman; Cook, Maureen M; Severt, Lawrence; Boyar, Karyn 2014 Mar; 543-552, JAMA Neurology — id: 890692, year: 2014, page: 543, stat: JOURNAL ARTICLE
  • Sex differences in cerebral energy metabolism in Parkinson's disease: A phosphorus magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging study

    Weiduschat, Nora; Mao, Xiangling; Beal, M Flint; Nirenberg, Melissa J; Shungu, Dikoma C; Henchcliffe, Claire 2014 May; 545-548, Parkinsonism & related disorders — id: 1004762, year: 2014, page: 545, stat: Journal Article
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