Sarah F. Wesley, MD, MPH

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I am a board-certified neurologist who specializes in inflammatory disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. I treat conditions such as multiple sclerosis (MS), neuromyelitis optica, neurosarcoidosis, transverse myelitis, autoimmune encephalitis, and secondary neuroinflammatory reactions from other exposures.

In addition to disease prevention and treatment, I work with individuals to optimize function and quality of life using a variety of approaches, including exercise, healthy lifestyle, medication, and botulinum toxin injections for relief of muscle spasticity.

I also conduct clinical trials to find new and effective medications to treat MS and other neuroinflammatory diseases. Moreover, I conduct primary research on the causes and treatment of neuroinflammation, in particular, studying inflammatory reactions to new cancer immunotherapies.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • ADEM - acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis
  • Autoimmune encephalitis
  • CNS vasculitis
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neurological immunotoxicity
  • Neuromyelitis Optica
  • Neurosarcoidosis
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Transverse Myelitis

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Female

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155 White Plains Road
Tarrytown, NY 10591

Credentials & Experience

Board Certifications

  • Neurology

Honors & Awards

2016 Resident Leadership Scholar Award, American Academy of Neurology

2016 Award for Quality Improvement & Patient Safety, Mount Sinai Beth Israel

2015 Resident Scholar Award, American Academy of Neurology