GAYATRI DEVI, MD, MS, FACP, FAAN
Dr. Devi entire career is focused on promoting brain health and quality of life in neurologic disease. She established her center for neurologic wellness in 1999.
A peer-chosen Super Doctor®- in the top 5% of New York City neurologists, she is board-certified in Neurology, Pain Medicine, Psychiatry, and Brain Injury Medicine. She was subspecialty board-certified in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry.
Widely published, Dr. Devi is an Attending Physician at Lenox Hill Hospital | Northwell Health and Clinical Professor of Neurology at Downstate Medical Center. Her research focuses on the optimal treatment of stroke, cognitive loss, and pain (Curriculum Vitae). Her approach to Alzheimer’s was published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Dr. Devi became Director of the Long Island Alzheimer’s Disease Assistance Center at 29, after seven years of post-graduate residency training in Neurology, Psychiatry, and Behavioral Neurology, at Downstate and Columbia University. Selected as Chief Resident, she held her residency record in national examinations, scoring at the 97th percentile in the US.
She was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and the American College of Physicians. Key prior roles include Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at NYU; Assistant Professor of Neurology at Columbia University; Clinical Core Co-director of the Taub Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Columbia; President of the American Medical Women’s Association and the National Council on Women’s Health; Director of the NY Memory and Healthy Aging Services. She has received numerous awards for her work and was honored as a Distinguished Visiting Professor in Women’s Health at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Featured on the BBC, CBS, NY Times, NPR, TIME, and the WSJ, Dr. Devi has authored several books, most recently “Spectrum of Hope: An Optimistic and New Approach to Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias.” She is neurologic consultant to the NY State Committee for Physician Health and the NFL Players Association.
Dr. Devi loves New York City- her home for over thirty years, and is a NYC Parks Enforcement Patrol Mounted Auxiliary. She received her MD from Grace University and her MS from Columbia University. Born and raised in India, the daughter, granddaughter, and great-granddaughter of physicians, Dr. Devi continues a tradition of caring that began 140 years ago, and is grateful to her patients and families for making this possible.Return to MWIA100 Homepage