Medical Specialties Neurology
Medical Expertise Gait Disturbances, Back/Spine Problems, General Neurology, Headaches (Migraines), Electromyography, Parkinson's Disease, Botox Injections, Movement Disorders
Clinical ResponsibilitiesDr.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)