Steven L. Galetta, MD

  • Specialties: Neurology, Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 212-263-7744
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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

ptosis, multiple sclerosis, optic neuritis, double vision

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

222 East 41st Street
New York, NY 10017

Phone

212-263-7744

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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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Academic office

222 East 41st Street

New York, NY 10017

Phone

212-263-7744

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