Sarah F. Wesley, MD, MPH

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I am a neurologist who specializes in inflammatory disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. I treat several conditions, including multiple sclerosis, autoimmune encephalitis, and immune-related toxicity to cancer treatments.

I conduct clinical and translational research on the mechanisms and management of side effects to cancer immune checkpoint inhibitors and CAR T-cell therapy.

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

Education & Training

  • MD, 2012 Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  • Internship: 2013 Beth Israel Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Residency: 2016 Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center
  • Fellowship: 2017 Yale University School of Medicine, Yale-New Haven Hospital

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