Gayatri Devi MD is the Director of the New York Memory and Healthy Aging Services and a Clinical Associate Professor at New York University School of Medicine. She is a board certified neurologist with additional board certifications in Pain Medicine, Psychiatry, and Behavioral Neurology.
Dr. Devi has specialized in the early diagnosis and treatment of memory disorders related to aging and menopause for 18 years. She serves as an Attending Physician at Lenox Hill Hospital of New York City.
Dr. Devi completed her training at SUNY Downstate and after serving as Chief Resident of Neurology, she was a Behavioral Neurology Fellow at Columbia University. She was then Assistant Professor at SUNY Stony Brook and Director of the Long Island Alzheimer's Disease Center. Before starting the New York Memory and Healthy Aging Services, Dr. Devi was Assistant Professor of Neurology at Columbia University and Director of the Memory Disorders Center at the Center for Women's Health at Columbia Presbyterian-Eastside.
Dr. Devi has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals on the topic of memory loss and has focused her research in this area, presenting papers at the American Neurological Association, the European Federation of Neurologic Sciences and the North American and European Menopause Societies.
She has discussed memory disorders on the BBC, NPR, CBS, Reuters, Business Week and TIME. She is President of the not-for-profit National Council on Women's Health and serves on the board of the Partnership for Gender Specific Medicine at Columbia University. Dr. Devi was elected president of the American Medical Woman's Association for the 2012-2013 term. She is also a member of the NYC Parks Enforcement Patrol Mounted Auxiliary Unit.
She is the author of "Estrogen, Memory and Menopause" (Alphasigma Press; 2000) and "What your doctor may not tell you about Alzheimer's Disease" (Time Warner Books; 2004) and "A Calm Brain" (Penguin Books, 2012), available June 2012.
Leilanie Martin, B.S.N., C.C.R.N., completed her undergraduate studies at Adelphi University, graduating Cum Laude, during which she studied abroad in Portugal, leaving her fluent in Portuguese.
Leilanie did a critical care fellowship at North Shore Long Island Jewish hospital. She has over 8 years of experience working in the cardiothoracic and neurologic intensive care units of LIJ and the Columbia Presbyterian Health Care System.
She has additional CCRN certification from LIJ and certification in repetitive transcranial magnetic coil stimulation from Harvard University. She serves on the not-for-profit board of the National Council for Women's Health.
Abby Agnew, M.S. completed her undergraduate studies in Psychology at Seton Hall University and her graduate degree in Educational Psychology at Columbia University, concentrating in cognition and learning. She has been working at the New York Memory and Healthy Aging Services for nearly a decade, where she performs neurocognitive testing and cognitive rehabilitation. Abby works with a wide range of patients, from children to seniors, with cognitive impairments such as attention deficits, memory loss, processing speed and language skills due to Alzheimer's Disease, brain injury and dementia.
A Colorado native, Madelyn graduated from the University of Oregon with a B.S. in Biological Anthropology. In addition to her work at NY Memory and Healthy Aging Services, Madelyn acts as Program Coordinator for the not for profit organization, the National Council on Women's Health. In her free time she enjoys cooking and exploring the outdoors with her Labrador.
Fumi completed his BA at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He did a six month clerkship at Harvard on clinical paradigms. He hopes to go to medical school in the fall and interns at the New York Memory Services, working on ongoing research projects.
Agnes Zabawa, B.A.
Agnes graduated with a degree in Art History and is currently pursuing her Masters degree in Art at Hunter College in New York City. Agnes is the mastermind behind all things esthetic in our office, including much of this website!
Christine Sperry, B.A.
Lola has worked at the New York Memory and Healthy Aging Services for two years. She is certified with Bide-a-wee and The Delta Society Pet Partners where she completed therapy courses and service dog training. She has appeared on CBS News and in the Wall Street Journal. At New York Memory she provides comfort, companionship and consolation to all our patients, not to mention our staff.