Joanne Festa
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Joanne Festa, PhD

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About Me

Dr. Festa is the Director of Neuropsychology in the Department of Neurology at the Barbara and Maurice Deane Center for Wellness and Cognitive Health  and is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Her research has focused on neurovascular neuropsychology, neuropsychological functioning in heart failure, the neurocognitive and psychological aspects of medical disorders, as well as the development of neuropsychological testing measures. She has been a neuropsychologist researcher on various programs funded by industry and the National Institutes of Health.  She is currently collaborating with Mount Sinai researchers in examining the cognitive, emotional, and behavioral outcomes of Covid-19 infection.

Dr. Festa’s clinical interest is in identifying the cognitive, behavioral, and affective sequelae of medical illnesses. She evaluates and develops treatment plans for patients with post-Covid-19 cognitive dysfunction, many referred from Mount Sinai’s Center for Post-Covid Care.  Her clinical practice focuses on adult neuropsychological assessment in English-fluent patients with a broad range of cognitive problems including memory disorders, dementias, autoimmune disorders, brain tumors, cerebrovascular disease and stroke, postconcussion syndrome, infectious diseases, organ failure, and other medical/ neurological disorders.

Dr. Festa provides neuropsychological assessment services to adults age 17 and older.  Dr. Festa offers telemedicine appointments when appropriate.  Please call her office to schedule a video visit.


Dr. Festa is registered to provide telehealth services in Florida and Pennsylvania and is licensed in New York and New Jersey.

Hospital Affiliations
  • Mount Sinai Morningside
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Mount Sinai West
Research Topics

Cognitive Neurology