Gayatri Devi, MD

Medical School:  Grace University

Specialty:  Neurology, Behavioral Neurology, Psychiatry, Pain Medicine

Career Highlights:

  • Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry, New York University School of Medicine
  • Director, New York Memory and Healthy Aging Services
  • President, National Council on Women's Health

Service with AMWA:  President 2012-2013; Communications Chair



Gayatri Devi MD is a neurologist who is a Clinical Associate Professor at New York University School of Medicine and an Attending Physician at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Devi is the Director of the New York Memory and Healthy Aging Services.  She is board certified in the specialties of Neurology, Psychiatry, Pain Medicine, Behavioral Neurology and Dementia. She has specialized in the early diagnosis and treatment of memory disorders related to aging and menopause for 17 years.

Dr. Devi trained at the State University of New York Downstate and did her residencies in Psychiatry and Neurology there. She was Chief Resident of Neurology before becoming a fellow in Behavioral Neurology in the Department of Neurology at Columbia University.  She was then Assistant Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at SUNY Stony Brook and Director of the Long Island Alzheimer’s Disease Center.  She returned to New York City as an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Columbia University and was Director of the Memory Disorders Center at the Center for Women’s Health at Columbia Presbyterian-Eastside.

Dr. Devi has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and has participated in several clinical drug trials for the treatment of memory loss. She has presented papers at national and international meetings of professional societies including the American Neurological Association, the European Federation of Neurological Sciences, the North American Menopause Society and the European Congress on Menopause. She has been featured as a memory expert on various media programs, including NPR, the BBC, the Wall Street Journal and Time. She is a blogger on the Huffington Post.

She is president of the National Council for Women’s Health and started the “Girls Get Healthy” program in 2004 providing weekly nutrition, exercise and sex education classes to inner-city New York City school girls. Starting with one school in Harlem, the program has expanded to four NYC boroughs and Philadelphia and reaches 11 schools, with 2000 girls participating in the last year.

She is the author of “Estrogen, Memory and Menopause” (Alpha Sigma Books, 2001) and “What your doctor may not tell you about Alzheimer’s Disease” (Time Warner Books; November 2004) and A Calm Brain:  Unlocking Your Natural Relaxation System (Penguin Dutton Books, 2012).

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