Joanne Festa, PhD Email Joanne Festa
- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Neurology
- Hospital Affiliations
- Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West
- The Mount Sinai Hospital
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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, autoimmune disorders, brain tumors, cerebrovascular disease and stroke, postconcussion syndrome, infectious diseases, attention deficit disorder, organ failure, and other medical/ neurological disorders.
Dr. Festa provides neuropsychological assessment services to adults age 17 and older. Dr. Festa offers telemedicine appointments when appropriate. Please call her office to schedule a video visit.
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder And Attention Deficit Disorder
- Brain Tumors
- Lewy Body Disease
- Memory Disorder
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Neuropsychological testing
- Postconcussion Syndrome
- Traumatic Brain Injury
PhD, Fairleigh Dickinson University
Internship, Clinical Psychology
Medical University of South Carolina
Fellowship, Clinical Neuropsychology
Medical University of South Carolina
Behavior, Cardiovascular, Cognitive Neuroscience, Memory
Dr. Festa's research has focused on neurovascular neuropsychology, the effects of heart failure on cognitive functioning, neurocognition in Moyamoya disease, the neurocognitive and psychological aspects of medical disorders, as well as the development of neuropsychological testing measures.
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Dr.Festa 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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