Tanya Fatimi, MD

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Tanya Fatimi, MD
Tanya Fatimi, MD

"I became fascinated by the diagnostic puzzles of clinical neurology after reading Oliver Sacks’ neurological tales during medical school. While I still enjoy diagnostic challenges, building long-term relationships with patients has proven to be the most fulfilling aspect of my medical career. I truly love getting to know my patients as individuals apart from their health concerns. I listen carefully, quickly establish rapport and put my patients at ease during what can be a scary time. My strong relationships are based upon collaboration with my patients as well as their family members, caregivers, and other health care providers."

Dr. Tanya Fatimi grew up in the seaside village of Bellport on Long Island, the daughter of two physician parents. She completed her undergraduate studies at Yale University in 1996 where she received a B.S. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. She graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 2001 where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and was awarded a distinction in research. During medical school, she spent additional clinical time in Botswana during its HIV/AIDS epidemic and at her mother’s alma mater, the renowned Christian Medical College in Vellore, India studying neurological infectious diseases.

She completed all her post-graduate medical studies at Columbia University. After a rigorous internal medicine internship caring for medically complex patients, Dr. Fatimi trained at one of the top neurological programs in the country, The Neurological Institute, where her peers elected her Chief Resident in her senior year. Following her residency, she undertook additional training in Clinical Neurophysiology, specializing in neuromuscular disease and electromyography. During her fellowship, she co-authored two book chapters in written and online textbooks.

She is board certified in Neurology since 2006 and has subspecialty board certification in Neuromuscular Diseases. Currently, she is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology at Weill Cornell Medical Center and an attending neurologist at Lenox Hill Hospital/Northwell Health. She has extensive clinical experience in all aspects of general neurology. She is available for ongoing neurological care, consultations, and second opinions.

She resides north of New York City with her husband, teenage daughter and son, and her Welsh Springer Spaniel. In her free time, she is an avid gardener, tennis player, and adventurous traveler.

Education and Training:
  • Yale University 
    - BS Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry 
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    - MD, Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society
  • Columbia University Medical Center 
    - Internship Internal Medicine
    - Residency in Neurology
    - Chief Resident Neurology
    - Fellowship Clinical Neurophysiology
Board Certification:
  • Neurology 
  • Neuromuscular Disease
Attending appointments: 
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill-Cornell Medical College 
  • Lenox Hill Hospital 
Languages: English, Spanish

Location: Manhattan