Dr. Melissa Nirenberg Joins NYSCF as Chief Medical Officer
Melissa Nirenberg, MD, PhD is joining NYSCF this September in a newly created role of Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Nirenberg comes to NYSCF from the NYU School of Medicine, where she has been an Associate Professor of Neurology and specialist in movement disorders.
Dr. Nirenberg will bring her medical background to NYSCF and work with NYSCF scientists and collaborators to translate their research into therapies and facilitate upcoming clinical trials.
“After almost 20 years of patient care, I recognize the challenges faced by people with Parkinson’s disease and related disorders. I share the frustration of my patients and their loved ones that we are only able to treat the symptoms, but have been powerless to change the course of the underlying disease. At NYSCF, I will finally have the opportunity to do more than just treat symptoms – I will be helping to facilitate cures,” said Dr. Nirenberg.
Dr. Nirenberg pursued her undergraduate education at Yale University and subsequently received a PhD in neuroscience and an MD from Weill Cornell. She completed a neurology residency at the University of California, San Francisco, and a movement disorders fellowship at Columbia University.