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NYU Langone Provider

Neil A. Busis, MD

NYU Langone Provider
  • Specialty: Neurology
  • Treats: Adults
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 212-263-7744
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I come from a family dedicated to public service. My grandpa Dave came to this country at age 17 speaking no English. Four years later, he earned his degree in pharmacy and became active in the community. My father Sidney, a devoted and beloved otolaryngologist, cared for generations of families in Pittsburgh. When I was a kid, people would ask me, “Do you want to be a doctor like your dad?” and I always said, “Sure!” It never occurred to me that I would be anything else.

During my freshman year of college, I took a philosophy course that stoked my interest in psychology and, ultimately, neuroscience. I spent much of my senior year working in the neuroscience laboratory of the future Nobel Prize laureate Paul Greengard, whose work illuminated how nerve cells in the brain communicate with one another.

At NYU Langone, I see people who have all types of neurologic conditions. I’m particularly interested in disorders of nerves and muscles that cause weakness or numbness or tingling. New patients rarely come with a label. I enjoy making the diagnosis and consulting subspecialists throughout the organization. Patients receive the best possible care when members of the clinical team collaborate.

The most important part of the patient encounter is taking a medical history. I like to ask open-ended questions, even if it takes a little longer. Not only do people provide the details to firm up a diagnosis, but they disclose what’s important to them now and what their goals for treatment look like. Having those discussions, as well as listening closely to what they value, is crucial for optimal care, especially if someone has a serious neurologic illness.

As associate chair of technology and innovation in the Department of Neurology, I am committed to expanding the use of video doctor visits to help diagnose and monitor neurology patients. Much of my research focuses on ways to improve these teleneurology visits.

I am the proud recipient of the American Academy of Neurology’s 2021 President’s Award for outstanding service to the academy and the profession of neurology. Collaborating with the academy has allowed me to work on many health policy issues.

Conditions and Treatments

  • abnormal gait
  • alzheimer's disease
  • amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • aphasia
  • apraxia
  • back pain
  • back problem
  • bell's palsy
  • blepharospasm
  • brachial plexus injuries
  • brain aneurysm
  • brain injury
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • charcot marie tooth disease
  • chiari malformation
  • chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy
  • chronic migraines
  • cognitive impairment
  • dystonia
  • epileptic encephalopathy
  • essential tremor
  • fainting
  • frontotemporal dementia
  • guillain-barré syndrome (gbs)
  • headache
  • hydrocephalus
  • loss of consciousness
  • mal de debarquement
  • memory disorder
  • meniere's disease
  • migraine
  • muscle disease
  • myasthenia gravis
  • neck pain
  • nerve problems
  • neuropathy
  • numbness
  • parkinson's disease
  • peripheral neuropathy
  • sciatica
  • seizure
  • spasticity
  • spina bifida
  • spinal stenosis
  • stroke
  • syringomyelia
  • tic disorder
  • trigeminal neuralgia
  • vertigo
  • vestibular migraine
  • post covid-19 care

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology - Neurology, 1985
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital, Clinical Neurophysiology, 1985
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital, 1984
  • Residency, John Hopkins University, 1979
  • MD from University Of Pennsylvania, 1977

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This provider accepts the following insurance plans.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Indemnity
    • Aetna International
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage
    • Aetna Open Access EPO
    • Aetna Open Access HMO
    • Aetna POS
    • Aetna POS (American Express Employer)
    • Aetna PPO
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
    • Aetna Student Plan
    • Allied
    • Chesterfield Resources Inc
    • Christian Brothers Services
    • CoreSource
    • Nippon Life of America-Aetna
    • Nippon Life-Aetna
    • Starmark
    • WellNet
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Anthem BCBS CT HMO
    • Anthem BCBS CT PPO
    • Anthem BCBS CT Pathway HMO
    • Anthem BCBS CT Pathway PPO
    • BCBS Blue Access EPO Large Group
    • BCBS Blue Access EPO Small Group
    • BCBS Blue Access GEPO Small Group
    • BCBS Blue Access PPO Large Group
    • BCBS EPO
    • BCBS EPO (BlackRock Employees)
    • BCBS EPO (LICH Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS Federal Program
    • BCBS Florida Blue Care HMO
    • BCBS Florida Blue Medicare PPO
    • BCBS Florida Blue Options PPO
    • BCBS Florida Blue Select
    • BCBS Florida MyBlue HMO
    • BCBS Florida Simply Blue
    • BCBS Florida Traditional PPC
    • BCBS HMO
    • BCBS Indemnity
    • BCBS Local 32BJ Employees
    • BCBS Mediblue Medicare HMO
    • BCBS Mediblue Medicare PPO
    • BCBS Mediblue Select HMO/Extra HMO
    • BCBS POS
    • BCBS PPO
    • BCBS PPO (BlackRock Employees)
    • BCBS PPO (LICH Employees)
    • BCBS PPO - Empire PPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS PPO/EPO Small Group
    • New York Hotel Trades
  • Cigna
    • Apwu Health Plan
    • Cigna - Humana
    • Cigna Great West PPO
    • Cigna HMO
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Cigna Managed Care/POS
    • Cigna Medicare Advantage
    • Cigna NALC
    • Cigna Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access PPO
    • Cigna Oscar
    • Cigna PPO
    • Cigna Premier Plus
    • Great West HMO
    • Kaiser Permanente
    • MVP-Cigna Network
    • Wellfleet-NYU Student
  • Connecticare
    • Connecticare Bridge
    • Connecticare Commercial
  • Emblem
    • Emblem Select Care Bronze Small Group
    • Emblem Select Care EPO
    • Emblem Select Care Gold Small Group
    • Emblem Select Care HMO
    • Emblem Select Care PPO
    • Emblem Select Care Platinum Small Group
    • Emblem Select Care Silver Small Group
  • GHI
    • American Plan Administrators
    • GHI CBP (City of New York Employees)
    • GHI Emblem Health EPO
    • GHI Emblem Health PPO
    • GHI HMO
    • GHI HMO Medicare
    • GHI Medicare PPO
    • GHI Medicare Supplement
    • GHI Network Access - Benefit Services of PA
    • GHI Network Access - Humana
    • GHI Network Access - Total Plan Concepts
    • IUOE Local 14-14B
    • Wlny-TV Inc.
  • HIP
    • HIP Access I
    • HIP Access II
    • HIP Bridge
    • HIP Child Health Plus
    • HIP EPO
    • HIP HMO
    • HIP Medicare Supplement
    • HIP POS
    • HIP PPO
    • HIP Prime Basic Exchange
    • HIP Prime Bronze
    • HIP Prime Bronze Exchange
    • HIP Prime Catastrophic Exchange
    • HIP Prime Gold
    • HIP Prime Gold Exchange
    • HIP Prime Platinum
    • HIP Prime Platinum Exchange
    • HIP Prime Silver
    • HIP Prime Silver Exchange
    • HIP VIP Medicare Bold
    • HIP VIP Medicare Prime
    • Vytra HMO
  • Local 1199
    • Local 1199 - NYU Hospital Member Choice
    • Local 1199 PPO
  • Magnacare
    • Magnacare PPO
  • Medicare
    • Medicare Part A and B
    • Medicare Part B
  • Multiplan
    • AXA Assistance USA
    • Administrative Concepts
    • Beech Street PPO
    • Diversified Administration Corporation
    • Fiserv Health
    • GEHA
    • Global Excel
    • Global Health
    • Guardian Life Insurance Co Of America
    • Health Net Of California
    • Health Republic Of NJ
    • Humana Health Plan
    • Insurance Design Administrators
    • Kaiser Foundation
    • Kaiser Permanente
    • Meritain Health
    • Multiplan PPO
    • Multiplan-Capital Dist Phys Health
    • Mutual Of Omaha
    • Nippon Life Ins Co
    • PHCS
    • Professional Benefit Admin
    • Qualcare Inc
    • Screen Actors Guild
    • Teamsters Allied Benefits
    • US Life Insurance Company
  • NYSHIP - The Empire Plan
    • NYS Health Insurance Plan - The Empire Plan, Excelsior Plan, NY Student Employee Health Plan
  • Oxford
    • Oxford Health Plans Freedom
    • Oxford Health Plans Liberty
  • POMCO Insurance Company
    • POMCO Insurance Company
  • Qualcare Inc.
    • Qualcare Direct
  • Railroad Medicare
    • Palmetto GBA Railroad Medicare
  • Sedgwick WTC
    • World Trade Center - Sedgwick
  • United Healthcare
    • AARP Medicare Complete
    • Bind Benefits inc
    • Oxford Health Plans Medicare Advantage
    • UMR
    • Unite Healthcare (NY University Care Plan)
    • United Healthcare AARP
    • United Healthcare All Savers
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Choice (AMEX employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (Blackrock employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (CBS employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (Simon
    • United Healthcare EPO
    • United Healthcare EPO (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Golden Rule Insurance
    • United Healthcare HMO
    • United Healthcare Indemnity
    • United Healthcare Indemnity (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Medicare
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare POS
    • United Healthcare PPO
    • United Healthcare Plus (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Student Resources
    • United Healthcare Student Resources (NYU)
    • United Healthcare Value, Advantage and HDHP (New York University employees)
    • UnitedHealthcare Choice (NY Power Authority Employees)
  • VA Community Care Network
    • VA CCN Optum
  • WTC Health Program
    • NY Fire Department - WTC
    • WTC Health Program
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NYU Langone Neurology Associates

222 East 41st Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10017


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