Christina Palmese Roosen, PhD
- ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Neurology
- ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Psychiatry
- Hospital Affiliations
- Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West
- Mount Sinai Beth Israel
- The Mount Sinai Hospital
- Mount Sinai Doctors Faculty Practice 212-844-8483 212-844-8483
Christina A Palmese PhD, ABPP-CN is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist and Director of the Neuropsychology Service in the Department of Neurology at Mount Sinai Beth Israel and Mount Sinai Downtown. Dr. Palmese’s clinical interests include lifespan cognitive assessment, with a particular interest in learning and memory.
Dr. Palmese carefully tailors each assessment to meet the referral question and the needs of the patient, with the end goal of providing a diagnosis and identifying appropriate interventions. With 20 years experience in the field, she works closely with neurosurgery to assess for cognitive risks and benefits of surgery in patients with epilepsy and movement disorders. She also has extensive experience with diagnosing dementia, mild cognitive impairment, and, in children, developmental delays and learning disabilities. Given her background in concussion and head injury, she remains involved with the NFL concussion assessment program, as well.
Dr. Palmese works with a variety of medical and neurological diagnoses and programs including, but not limited to:
- Memory loss
- Movement disorders
- Developmental delay
- Learning Disabilities
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Head injury/ Concussion
Dr. Palmese earned her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience from Trinity College and obtained her two master’s degrees and a doctoral degree in neuropsychology from the CUNY Graduate Center. She completed her neuropsychology residency at North Shore-LIJ and her two year post-doctoral fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center.
Dr. Palmese remains highly involved in the clinical, research, and outreach communities. She has received recognition for her leadership and research, and published in international journals. She also is recent Past President of the New York Neuropsychology Group (NYNG), where she remains on the Board of Directors, and is incoming secretary and on the board of directors of the New York State Association of Neuropsychology (NYSAN).
Dr. Palmese offers telemedicine appointments when appropriate. Please call her office to schedule a video visit.
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder And Attention Deficit Disorder
- Brain Aneurysm
- Memory Disorder
- Movement Disorders
- Neuropsychological testing
- Traumatic Brain Injury
Internship, Clinical Neuropsychology
North Shore University Hospital
Fellowship, Clinical Neuropsychology
Columbia University Medical Center
Neuroscience and Clinical Research
My early research in basic neuroscience focused on identification of neurochemical and genetic substrates of medical disorders. Since transitioning to clinical practice, I have applied this basic science to clinical research, with the purpose of better understanding disease etiology and patient outcome. During my tenure at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, I have been involved with multi-center and clinical trials studies related primarily to epilepsy and movements disorders, with emphasis on genetics and surgical outcome. I have participated in international and interdisciplinary collaboration to identify disease profiles, genetic risk factors, and biomarkers in these medical populations to help enhance our conceptualization of the disorders. In addition to being a coinvestigator in these studies, I have mentored doctoral and medical students, residents, and postdoctoral fellows on research projects. Together, we have generated abstracts presented at national and international conferences, and written manuscripts accepted into peer reviewed journals.
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Dr.Palmese Roosen did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2019 and/or 2020: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.
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