Hiroshi Mitsumoto, MD

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Neurology
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Overview

Dr. Hiroshi Mitsumoto is the Wesley J. Howe Professor of Neurology at Columbia University at The Neurological Institute of New York and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. Previously he was on the faculty of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation where he served as Director of the ALS Center. A graduate of Toho University School of Medicine in Japan, he completed his internship at Baltimore City Hospital at Johns Hopkins, residency training in Neurology at Case Western Reserve, as well as a neuromuscular fellowship training at Tufts New England Medical Center.

Dr. Mitsumoto has devoted his clinical and research effort to the investigation of ALS in both animal models and clinical trials in patients with ALS. He is presently conducting an NIH study of Disease Markers in ALS. Dr. Mitsumoto has published and lectured, nationally and internationally extensively on the topic of ALS. He served as a member of Steering Committee of several clinical trials in ALS.

He received the Donald C. Mulder Award for achievement, leadership, and dedication in ALS from ALS Association in 1996, in 1998 he became the 5th recipient of the Forbes Norris Award from the International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations for his "compassion and love of humanity in the study, management or support of ALS/MND, and in 2000 he received the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award from the MDA. He served as Chair of the ALSA Medical Advisory Board until 1999 and now is a member of the MDA Medical Advisory Board, ALS CARE Board of Directors, and Neurology editorial board.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)
  • Lou Gehrig's Disease
  • Neuromuscular Disease

Academic Appointments

  • Wesley J. Howe Professor of Neurology at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Director, ALS/PLS (Amyotrophic/Primary Lateral Sclerosis) Center
  • Director, MDA/ALS Clinic

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Languages

  • Japanese

Gender

  • Female

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Location(s)

710 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
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Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • Aetna Signature Administrators
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Student Health

AgeWell

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs

Capital District Physician Health Plan

  • Capital District Physician Health Plan

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare

Medicare

  • Traditional Medicare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

United Health Care

  • Columbia Employee POS
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Tohoku University Medical School
  • Residency: Cleveland Clinic - Cleveland, OH
  • Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic - Cleveland, OH
  • Fellowship: Tufts University Hospital

Board Certifications

  • Neurology

Honors & Awards

  • Donald C. Mulder Award
  • Forbes Norris Award 
  • Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 
America's Top Doctor

Research

Dr. Mitsumoto is presently conducting an NIH study of Disease Markers in ALS. Dr. Mitsumoto has published and extensively lectured, nationally and internationally, on the topic of ALS. He served as a member of Steering Committee of several clinical trials in ALS.