MSK neuropsychologist Elizabeth Ryan

Elizabeth L. Ryan, PhD

Neuropsychologist

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Neuropsychological Assessment
  • Cognitive Side Effects of Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy
  • Dementia

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About Me

Get To Know Me

I am a clinical neuropsychologist with expertise in assessing the cognitive effects of cancer and its treatment. As the neuropsychology liaison to Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Breast Cancer Medicine Service, I provide assessment services to patients with cognitive problems.

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Working with members of the Neurocognitive Research Laboratory, I study the cognitive and neurophysiologic aspects of cancer and its treatment with a focus on ameliorating cognitive problems. I am the principal investigator on a study of rehabilitation of cancer-related cognitive problems. I also study whether ethnic-minority women with breast cancer experience cognitive problems after chemotherapy as well as any electrophysiologic (EEG) changes that may occur.

I am a member of many scientific societies including the International Neuropsychological Society, the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, the National Academy of Neuropsychology, and the American Psychological Association, all organizations of specialists in my field. Additionally, I am a member of the junior investigators in cancer survivorship group at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Neuropsychological Assessment
  • Cognitive Side Effects of Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy
  • Dementia
Education & Honors

Education

  • PhD, Washington University in St. Louis

Residencies

  • Yale School of Medicine

Fellowships

  • Weill Cornell Medical College

Board Certifications

  • Clinical Neuropsychology

Insurance Information

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Aetna

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HMO, EPO PPO, POS, Transplant

Aetna Medicare Advantage (City of NY retirees only, starting 9/1/23)

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PPO

Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program

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HMO, PPO

Blue Cross Blue Shield New York

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PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

Blue Cross Blue Shield states outside of NY/NJ

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HMO, EPO PPO, POS

Blue Cross Health Plus

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HMO

Carrum Health

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Supplemental

Cigna

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PPO, POS, HMO

Connecticare

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POS, EPO, HMO

Emblem

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PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

Emblem Essential

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HMO

Emblem Medicare Advantage

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PPO, HMO

Empire Blue Cross Medicare Advantage

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PPO, HMO, DSN

Empire Essential

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HMO

Empire Plan / NYSHIP (Blue Cross/UnitedHealthcare split plan)

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PPO

Fidelis

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HMO, EPO

Fidelis Managed Medicaid & HARP

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HMO

Fidelis Medicare Advantage

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HMO

First Health

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PPO

Healthfirst

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EPO, HMO, PPO, POS

Healthfirst Managed Medicaid

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HMO

Healthfirst Medicare Advantage

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HMO, PPO

Healthsmart

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PPO EPO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey (HMO)

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HMO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey (PPO)

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PPO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey Omnia Tier I (EPO)

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EPO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey Omnia Tier II (EPO)

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EPO

Horizon Medicare Advantage

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PPO, HMO

Husky CT Medicaid

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State Government

Magnacare

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PPO, POS, EPO

Straight NJ Medicaid

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State Government

Straight NY Medicaid

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State Government

Medicare Part A&B (traditional Medicare)

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Federal Government

Multiplan/Beech Street/PHCS

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Supplemental

MVP

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PPO/OAP

Non-Participating Plans with Out of Network Benefits

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

NYC Medicare Advantage Plus for City Employees

In Network Coverage Type
TBD

Oscar

In Network Coverage Type
HMO/EPO

Oxford

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, EPO

World Trade Center Health Program (WTC)

In Network Coverage Type
State Government

Qualcare

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, HMO

Tricare

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, HMO

UMR

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS

United Healthcare

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, HMO

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Contact and Location

Dr. Ryan sees patients at one location.

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Location
New York, NY
160 East 53rd Street New York NY 10022

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Research and Publications

Ryan EL, Skinner CS. Risk beliefs and interest in counseling: focus-group interviews among first-degree relatives of breast cancer patients.. Journal of Cancer Education 1999; 14 :99-103

Mortimer JE, Boucher L, Baty J, Knapp DL, Ryan E, Rowland J.. Effect of tamoxifen on sexual functioning in patients with breast cancer.. Journal of Clinical Oncology 1999; 17(5) :1488-1492

Filippi CG, Ulug AM, Ryan E, Ferrando SJ, van Gorp W. Diffusion tensor imaging of patients with HIV and normal-appearing white matter on MR images of the brain.. American Journal of Neuroradiology 2001; 22 :277-283

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Smith CA, van Gorp WG, Ryan ER, Ferrando SJ, Rabkin J. Screening subtle HIV-related cognitive dysfunction: the clinical utility of the HIV dementia scale.. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome 2003; 1:33(1) :116-8

Woods SP, Rippeth JD, Frol AB, Levy JK, Ryan E, Soukup VM, Hinkin CH, Lazzaretto D, Cherner M, Marcotte TD, Gelman BB, Morgello S, Singer EJ, Grant I, Heaton RK. Interrater reliability of clinical ratings and neurocognitive diagnoses in HIV.. Journal of clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology 2004; 26(6) :759-778

Ryan EL, Morgello S, Isaacs K, Naseer M, Gerits P; The Manhattan HIV Brain Bank. Neuropsychiatric impact of hepatitis C on advanced HIV.. Neurology 2004; 62(6) :957-62

Morgello S, Estanislao L, Simpson D, Geraci A, DiRocco A, Gerits P, Ryan E, Yakoushina T, Khan S, Mahboob R, Naseer M, Dorfman D, Sharp V; Manhattan HIV Brain Bank. HIV-associated distal sensory polyneuropathy in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy: the Manhattan HIV Brain Bank.. Archives of Neurology 2004; 61(4) :546-51

Morgello S, Estanislao L, Ryan E, Gerits P, Simpson D, Verma S, DiRocco A, Sharp V; Manhattan HIV Brain Bank. Effects of hepatic function and hepatitis C virus on the nervous system assessment of advanced-stage HIV-infected individuals.. AIDS 2005; 19 Suppl 3 :S116-22

Ryan EL, Baird R, Mindt MR, Byrd D, Monzones J, Bank SM; Manhattan HIV Brain Bank. Neuropsychological impairment in racial/ethnic minorities with HIV infection and low literacy levels: effects of education and reading level in participant characterization.. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society 2005; 11 :889-898

Sigal SH, Stanca CM, Kontorinis N, Bodian C, Ryan E. Diabetes mellitus is associated with hepatic encephalopathy in patients with HCV cirrhosis.. American Journal of Gastroenterology 2006; 101 :1490-1496

Morgello S, Holzer CE 3rd, Ryan E, Young C, Naseer M, Castellon SA, Frol AB, Atkinson JH, Gelman BB, Grant I, Singer EJ. Interrater reliability of the Psychiatric Research Interview for Substance and Mental Disorders in an HIV-infected cohort: experience of the National NeuroAIDS Tissue Consortium.. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric research 2006; 15 :131-138

van Gorp WG, Rabkin JG, Ferrando SJ, Mintz J, Ryan E, Borkowski T, McElhiney M. Neuropsychiatric predictors of return to work in HIV/AIDS.. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society 2007; 11 :889-898

Murray J, Fishman SL, Ryan E, Eng FJ, Walewski JL, Branch AD, Morgello S. Clinicopathologic correlates of hepatitis C virus in brain: a pilot study.. Journal of Neurovirology 2008; 14 :17-27

Mindt MR, Byrd D, Ryan EL, Robbins R, Monzones J, Arentoft A, Germano KK, Morgello S, Henniger DE. Characterization and sociocultural predictors of neuropsychological test performance in HIV+ Hispanic individuals.. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology 2008; 14 :315-325

Ryan EL, Byrd D, Mindt MR, Rausch WJ, Morgello S. Understanding the neuropsychological profile of HIV+ participants with low literacy: role of the General Ability Measure for Adults (GAMA).. The Cilnical Neuropsychologist 2009; 22 :1018-1034

Weiss J.J., Osorio G., Ryan E., Marcus S.M., Fishbein D.A. Prevalence and patient awareness of medical comorbidities in an urban AIDS clinic.. AIDS Patient Care STDS 2010; 29 :34-48

 

Disclosures

Doctors and faculty members often work with pharmaceutical, device, biotechnology, and life sciences companies, and other organizations outside of MSK, to find safe and effective cancer treatments, to improve patient care, and to educate the health care community.

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Elizabeth L. Ryan discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

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