Sarah A. O'Shea, MD

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Overview

Dr. O’Shea sees patients with all movement disorders including Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, atypical parkinsonism, tremor, ataxia, chorea and dystonia. She specializes in Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for movement disorders, including patient selection, evaluation, intra-operative assessments, and post-operative programming. She is also skilled in neurotoxin injections for movement disorders and spasticity.
Dr. O’Shea’s research interests include investigating prodromal biomarkers of Parkinson’s disease and the effects of neurotoxicant exposure on the development of neurodegenerative disease. She also leads several clinical trials for Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease. Her research has previously been funded by the American Parkinson’s Disease Association (APDA).

Dr. O’Shea is a member of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) and American Academy of Neurology (AAN). She is a credentialed member of the Parkinson Study Group (PSG) and Huntington Study Group (HSG). She was also appointed to serve on the exam writing committee for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN). 

Dr. Sarah O’Shea is an Assistant Professor of Neurology in the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physician and Surgeons. She obtained her medical doctorate at the University of Illinois. She completed her residency training and served as Chief Resident in Neurology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. She then completed her fellowship training in Movement Disorders at Columbia University Medical Center and completed the Neuroepidemiology Training Program (NETP, Master of Science in Epidemiology) during her training at Columbia University. Prior to joining the faculty at Columbia, Dr. O’Shea was an Assistant Professor of Neurology in the Division of Movement Disorders at Boston University School of Medicine.

 

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Ataxia
  • Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)
  • Dystonia
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Disorders
  • Huntington's Disease (HD)
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Tremor

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology (in the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center and in the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain)

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Gender

  • Female

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Location(s)

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

AARP

  • AARP

Aetna

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

Affinity Health Plan

  • Affinity
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

AgeWell

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs

Amida Care

  • Amida Care
  • Special Needs

Cigna

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

Emblem/GHI

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Emblem/HIP

  • ConnectiCare
  • Emblem/HIP
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

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

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Fidelis Care
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Healthfirst

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Healthfirst
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare

March Vision

  • POMCO

Medicare

  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

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

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans

RiverSpring

  • Special Needs

UnitedHealthcare

  • Compass (Exchange)
  • Empire Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare

VNSNY CHOICE

  • VNSNY CHOICE

WellCare

  • WellCare

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MD, University of Illinois College of Medicine
  • Internship: University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics
  • Residency: University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics

Honors & Awards

2020 Grinspoon Junior Faculty Research Grant, Boston University

2020 American Parkinson’s Disease Association (APDA) Research Grant

2015 American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Administrative Fellowship

2009 American Medical Student Association Health and Disabilities Leadership Award

2008 UIC College of Medicine Arrie and Estelle Johnson Bamberger Scholarship

2007 Northwestern University Wolfstein Scholarship for Premedical Student Contributions to the Community

Research

Dr. O’Shea’s research interests include investigating prodromal biomarkers of Parkinson’s disease and the effects of neurotoxicant exposure on the development of neurodegenerative disease. She collaborates with the Framingham Heart Study (FHS) and Gulf War Illness Consortium (GWIC). She conducts epidemiological research investigating the association of cardiovascular risk factors and diet and the development of neurodegenerative disease.

She will be leading Huntington’s disease clinical trials and observational studies, including the Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI) and ENROLL-HD.