Joanne Festa

Joanne Festa, PhD




Dr. Festa is the Director of Neuropsychology in the Department of Neurology at Mount Sinai West and is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.  Her research has focused on neurovascular neuropsychology, neuropsychological functioning in heart failure, the neurocognitive and psychological aspects of medical disorders, as well as the development of neuropsychological testing measures. She has been a neuropsychologist researcher on various programs funded by industry and the National Institutes of Health. 

Dr. Festa’s clinical interest is in identifying the cognitive, behavioral and affective sequelea of medical illnesses.   Her clinical practice focuses on adult neuropsychological assessment in English fluent patients with a broad range of cognitive problems including memory disorders, dementias, movement disorders, autoimmune disorders, postconcussion syndrome, brain tumors, cerebrovascular disease and stroke, seizure disorders, infectious diseases, attention deficit disorder and other psychiatric disorders. 

Dr. Festa provides neuropsychological assessment services to adults age 17 and older. To schedule an appointment, please contact her office at (212) 523-8060.

Clinical Focus

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder And Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Brain Tumor And Brain Cancer-Adult
  • Dementia
  • Epilepsy
  • Frontal Lobe Dementia
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Lewy Body Disease
  • Memory Disorder
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neurobehavioral status testing
  • Neuropsychological testing
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Postconcussion Syndrome
  • Stroke


MD, Fairleigh Dickinson Dental School

Internship, Clinical Psychology, Medical University of South Carolina

Fellowship, Neurology & Psych., Medical University of South Carolina

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