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    • Positions
    • PROFESSOR | Psychiatry
    • PROFESSOR | Neurology
    • Specialties
    • Psychiatry
    • Neurology
    • Languages
    • English
    • French
    • Italian
    • Hospital Affiliation
    • The Mount Sinai Hospital

Clinical Focus:

  • Concussion Management / Sport Psychiatry
  • Stress Management / Anxiety Disorders

Dr. Riggio is a Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She has won teaching awards form the Department of Psychiatry and from the Institute for Medical Education (IME). She is one of only few Mount Sinai physicians to have achieved both “Master Clinician” and “Master Educator’ status. She is trilingual in English, Italian and French and maintains an internationally recognized clinical practice. Dr. Riggio’s areas of Expertise are Stress Management, Anxiety Disorders, Sports Psychiatry, Concussion Management; she also provides executive life coaching services. Dr. Riggio has lectured nationally and internationally and has participated on National Committees related to traumatic brain injury (TBI). Dr. Riggio participated on the ACEP-CDC guidelines task force on mild TBI which was published in December 2008 and on a CDC project on discharge instructions for patients with mild TBI. She is a task force member of the CDC/DoD Concussion definition consortium. Dr. Riggio is the Medical Director for the NFL Neurological Care Program at Mount Sinai which was established in 2010. She serves as an independent Neuro Trauma Consultant for the NFL. She is also a committee member on the Coalition on Psychiatric Emergencies (COPE) and a member of Sports Neurology Section of the American Academy of Neurology. Dr. Riggio’s other interests includes women’s health issues. She has served on the advisory board for SAVI (Sexual Assault Violence Intervention). She has also served as a mentor for women medical students, psychiatry and neurology residents. In 2010 she received an award from the Italian government for service in the community (Commendatore OSSI. Ordine della Solidarieta’Italiana). She has served on the NYCPS UN Committee on Women Issues around the World and is a member of the NGO Committee on Mental Health. Dr. Riggio has expertise in understanding the interface between behavioral, neurologic, and physical health. Dr. Riggio has a strong interest in multidisciplinary healthcare delivery and innovative ways to deliver care. She is currently actively involved in several initiatives at Mount Sinai and the VA related to connected health and its potential in population health management. Dr. Riggio has authored over 50 articles and book chapters, has edited 8 books and journal supplements, and co-authored one book. Dr. Riggio is a member of the advisory board for the Indian Head Injury Foundation and also for the Foundation for Education and Research in Neurologic Emergencies (FERNE). She has been the primary investigator or co-investigator on 22 grants.


MD, University of Torino

Internship, Internal Medicine
Union Memorial Hospital

Residency, Neurology
Georgetown University Hospital

Residency, Psychiatry
New York Presbyterian Hospital

Fellowship, Neuro-Electroencephalography
Johns Hopkins Hospital

Fellowship, Epilepsy
Medical College of Pennslyvania


English, French, Italian