Thomas H. Brannagan III, MD

Board Certifications: 
Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology
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Overview

Dr. Brannagan is the director of the Peripheral Neuropathy Center at Columbia University Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Virginia and also received his medical degree from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He completed his Neurology residency training at the Neurological Institute of Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center between 1991 and 1994. He subsequently did a Neuromuscular EMG fellowship at Columbia, followed by a Neuroimmunology fellowship in the laboratory of Dr. Norman Latov. Prior to returning to Columbia, Dr. Brannagan was the director of the Diabetic Neuropathy Research center at Cornell University in New York City and was co-director of the EMG laboratory at MCP-Hahnemann University in Philadelphia.

He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Neurological Association, as well as the American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine. He is also a member of the Neuropathy Association and the Peripheral Nerve Society.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Amyloidosis
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Neuropathy

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Neurology at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Director, Peripheral Neuropathy Center
  • Director, Columbia Neuropathy Research Center
  • Co-director, Electromyography (EMG) Laboratory

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Gender

  • Male

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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

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare

Medicare

  • Traditional Medicare

MVP Health Care

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

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

United Health Care

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

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Internship: Beth Israel Medical Center
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Neuromuscular Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
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Research

Dr. Brannagan's major interest is in the evaluation and treatment of peripheral neuropathy, particularly immune-mediated neuropathies and idiopathic neuropathies. His publications have focused on new treatments for chronic demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), painful neuropathies, neuropathy associated with celiac disease and the use of IVIg in Neurological disorders. He has participated in numerous clinical trials of new agents to treat patients with peripheral neuropathy.