Teena Shetty, MD

Dr. Teena Shetty is a neurologist at Hospital for Special Surgery and is triple board-certified in neurology, neuromuscular medicine, and electrodiagnostic medicine. She specializes in sports neurology, concussions, neuromuscular diseases, myopathies, peripheral neuropathy, intraoperative monitoring, and spine disorders. In addition to seeing patients, Dr. Shetty is also an assistant professor of neurology at Weill Cornell Medical College.

Dr. Shetty is a Fulbright scholar who received her medical degree and bachelor’s degree with honors from Brown University. Additionally, she attended Oxford University and then later the University of Cambridge where she received her master of philosophy degree in medicine. Her residency was completed at Weill Cornell Medical College, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Shetty received her fellowship training in neuromuscular diseases at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital. Soon after, she continued her fellowship training at Hospital for Special Surgery in neuromuscular diseases and intraoperative monitoring.

Dr. Shetty is both the neurologist for the New York Mets and unaffiliated Neuro-Trauma Consultant for the New York Giants. In 2011, Dr. Shetty was featured in Crain's New York Business "40 under Forty", an annual listing of 40 successful professionals under the age of 40. She was also featured in the November, 2011 issue of Marie Claire magazine presenting eight inspirational professional women in New York City.

Her research interests are in post-operative neuropathies, muscle diseases, concussions, and intraoperative monitoring. Aside from research on nerve and muscle disorders, she is also interested in the long-term effects of brain trauma in athletes. Dr. Shetty's research in head trauma involves brain-imaging after repeated concussions or mild traumatic brain injuries.

Appointments

Assistant Attending Neurologist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York Presbyterian Hospital

Specialty

Subspecialty

EMG/NCS (Electromyography/Nerve Conduction Studies), Intraoperative Monitoring, Neuromuscular Diseases, Sports Neurology, Spine Disorders

Special Expertise

Neuromuscular Diseases
Myopathies, Muscular Dystrophy, Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis, Peripheral Neuropathy, Nerve injuries, Nerve Root Disease, Spine Disorders
Intraoperative Monitoring
Sports Neurology
Concussions

Awards

Selected for Crains 40 under 40 by Crains Business New York
Fulbright Scholar, 1998-1999
Leah J. Dickstein Award, 2000
Election to Sigma Xi Honor Society Fulbright Scholarship, 1998-1999

Affiliations

Member of American Academy of Neurology
Fellow of American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Unaffiliated Consultant for Professional Sports teams

Procedures

EMG/NCS
Skin biopsies

Languages

French

Education

MD, AB with Honors from Brown University
1993-1994, Oxford University, England
MPhil, 1999, University of Cambridge, England

Residency

Cornell - New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, 2001-2004

Fellowship

Harvard-Brigham and Women's Hospital, in Neuromuscular diseases, Neurophysiology and EMG, Boston, Massachusetts, 2004-2005
Hospital for Special Surgery, EMG and Intraoperative Monitoring Neurophysiology, New York, 2005-2006
Institute of Neurology, Visiting Research Fellow, Queen Square, London, 1996

Certification

American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology), 2005
American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, 2007
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, additional subspecialty certification in Neuromuscular Medicine, 2008

State Licensure

New York

Selected Publications

Liu S, YaDeau J.T., Shaw P.M., Wilfred S., Shetty T, Gordon M. Incidence of unintentional intraneural injection and postoperative neurological complications with ultrasound guided interscalene and supraclavicular nerve blocks. Anaesthesia, 2011, 66, p.168-174.

Liu S, Gordon M, Shaw P, Wilfred S, Shetty T, YaDeau J. Prospective clinical registry of ultrasound guided regional anesthesia for ambulatory shoulder surgery. Accepted for publication to Anesthesia & Analgesia 2010.

Liu S, Zayas V, Gordon M, Beathe J, Maloouf D, Ngeow J, Shetty T, YaDeau J. A prospective, randomized, controlled trial comparing ultrasound versus nerve stimulator guidance for interscalene block for ambulatory shoulder surgery for postoperative neurological symptoms. Anesthesia and Analgesia July 2009.

Swainson R, Sengupta D, Shetty T, Watkins LHA, Summers BA, Sahakian BJ, Polkey CE, Barker RA, Robbins TW. Impaired dimensional selection but intact use of reward feedback during visual discrimination learning in Parkinson’s disease. Accepted to Neuropsychologia 2006.

Nyatsanza S, Shetty T, Gregory C, Lough S, Dawson K, Hodges JR. A study of stereotypic behaviours in Alzheimer’s disease, frontal and temporal variant frontotemporal dementia. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, 2003; 74: 1398 – 1402.

Katz J, Shetty T, Gobin YP, Segal A. Transient aphasia and reversible major depression due to a giant sagittal sinus dural AV fistula. Neurology, 2003; 61: 557-558.

Raizer J, Shetty T, Gutin P, Obbens E, Holodny A, Antonescu C, Rosenblum M. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Chordoid Glioma: Report of a case with unusual histologic features, ultrastructural study and review of the literature. Journal of Neurooncology, 2002; 63: 39-47.

Serra-Mestres J, Shetty T, Robertson MMR. Palicoprolalia: An Unusual Variant of Gilles de la Tourette’s Syndrome. Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience 1997.

Shetty T and Trimble MR. The Bear-Fedio Inventory: Twenty Years On (A Study of Interictal Behavior in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy). The Journal of Epilepsy, 1997.

Shetty T. Cognitive Dysfunction in Huntington’s Disease. Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry. Cambridge. University of Cambridge Thesis. 1999.

Shetty T. From the Deccan Plateau. This Side of Doctoring: Reflections from Women in Medicine. Edited by Eliza Lo Chin. Sage Publications 2002. Paperback by Oxford University Press 2003. 

 

 

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Selected Presentations

2008, November: Lecture to myositis support group on diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory myopathies

2006, November: Lecture to HSS Alumni Association on Post operative Neurologic Symptoms following Upper Extremity Surgery

2006, May: Lecture on Mononeuropathies to American College Health Association, Marriot Marquis, NY

2006, March: Lecture at Physiatry Grand Rounds/ Physiatry & Neurology Neuromuscular Conference on Inflammatory Myopathies, Hospital for Special Surgery, NY

Research Interests

Peripheral nerve injuries following total hip and knee replacement surgeries
Peripheral neurological complications from anesthesia
Serial diffusion tensor imaging in football players after concussions
Post-op neuropathies
Spine disorders

Clinical Trials

^ Back to Top