Christina M Drafta

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Christina M Drafta, M.D.

Assistant Professor;
Departments of Neurology (Clin Neurophysiology Div) and Hospital for Joint Diseases

Clinical Addresses

301 E. 17TH STREET, SUITE 1534
HOSPITAL FOR JOINT DISEASES
NEW YORK, NY 10003
Hours: Mon. 9 - 5; Tue. 9 - 5; Wed. 9 - 5; Thu. 9 - 5
Handicap Access: yes
Phone: 212-598-6185
Fax: 212-598-6009

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Medical Specialties

Neurology

Medical Expertise

Gait Disturbances, Electromyography, Parkinson's Disease, General Neurology, Botox Injections, Back/Spine Problems, Movement Disorders, Headaches (Migraines)

Clinical Responsibilities

Dr.Cristina Drafta graduated medical school in Romania in 1991. She moved to US in 1994 when she entered the Neurology residency program at NYU which she completed in 1998. Subsequently she enrolled in 2 neurology fellowship programs: Clinical Neurophysiology at NYU (1998 to 1999) and Parkinson's disease and movement disorders at Mount Sinai Medical Center in NYC (1999 to 2001). She is Board certified in Neurology as well as Clinical Neurophysiology. She is currently Assistant Professor of Neurolgy at the NYU school of Medicine and is actively involved in the clinical instruction of fellows and residents. Her clinical practice is dedicated to the management of a large number of patients with Parkinson's disease (many of whom have had neurosurgical intervention for the management of their condition at NYU)and other movement disorders. She also has extensive expertise and experience in administering Botox injection treatments for neurological conditions (facial spasms, dystonia, tics, spasticity)and performs electrophysiological testing for conditions affecting peripheral nerves and muscles( nerve conductions and electromyography (EMG). Last but not least she also offers clinical neurological consultations focusing on (but not limited to )headaches, gait disorders, back and spine problems, dizziness/vertigo,neurogenic pain. She speaks Spanish fluently. Additionally, although the patient population in her practice comprises mainly adults, she is happy to offer movement disorder consultations and peripheral nerve testing for children as well.( ages 6 and above)

Languages

Spanish

Insurance

AETNA HMO, AETNA INDEMNITY, AETNA MEDICARE, AETNA POS, AETNA PPO/EPO, CIGNA EPO/POS, Cigna PPO, EBCBS EPO, EBCBS HLTHY NY, EBCBS HMO, EBCBS INDEMNITY, EBCBS MEDIBLUE, EBCBS POS, EBCBS PPO, FIDELIS CHLD HLTH, FIDELIS EXCHANGE, FIDELIS FAM HLTH, FIDELIS MEDICARE, Fidelis Medicaid, GHI CBP, HEALTHPLUS CHLD HLTH (AMERIGROUP), HEALTHPLUS FAM HLTH (AMERIGROUP), HEALTHPLUS MEDICAID (AMERIGROUP), HEALTHREPUBLIC, HIP ACCESS I, HIP ACCESS II, HIP CHLD HLTH, HIP EPO/PPO, HIP FAM HLTH, HIP HMO, HIP MEDICAID, HIP MEDICARE, HIP POS, LOCAL 1199 PPO, MAGNACARE PPO, MULTIPLAN/PHCS PPO, Medicare, NYS EMPIRE PLAN, OSCAR, OXFORD EXCHANGE, OXFORD FREEDOM, OXFORD MOSAIC, Oxford Liberty, Oxford Medicare, UHC COMMUNITY & STATE PLAN, UHC EPO, UHC HMO, UHC POS, UHC PPO, UHC TOP TIER UNITED EXCHANGE- COMPASS, UPN Elite, WELLCARE CHLD HLTH, WELLCARE FAM HLTH, WELLCARE MEDICAID, WELLCARE MEDICARE

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Board Certification

2010 — Ab Psychiatry & Neurology - Neurology
2013 — Ab Psychiatry & Neurology (Clinical Neurophsiology)

Education

1991 — Carol Davila Medical School, Medical Education
1994-1995 — Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Internal Medicine), Internship
1995-1998 — Bellevue Hospital (Neurology), Residency Training
1998-1999 — Hospital For Joint Diseases (Neurophysiology), Clinical Fellowships
1999-2001 — Mount Sinai Hospital (Movement Disorders), Clinical Fellowships

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All data from NYU Health Sciences Library Faculty Bibliography — -

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http://hsl.med.nyu.edu/faculty-bibliography-search

Long-term changes in motor function and stimulation parameters in patients with deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus for Parkinson's disease
Parker, EC; Beric, A; Sterio, D; Drafta, C; Xu, M; Taverna, PA; Kelly, PJ
2007 JAN-FEB ;85(1):30-31, Stereotactic & functional neurosurgery
— id: 70324, year: 2007, vol: 85, page: 30, stat: Journal Article,

Corticospinal excitability accompanying ballistic wrist movements in primary dystonia
MacKinnon, Colum D; Velickovic, Miodrag; Drafta, Cristina; Hesquijarosa, Alexander; Brin, Mitchell F
2004 Mar;19(3):273-284, Movement disorders
— id: 42786, year: 2004, vol: 19, page: 273, stat: Journal Article,