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Teena Shetty, MD


About Dr. Shetty

Dr. Teena Shetty is a neurologist at Hospital for Special Surgery and is triple board certified in neurology, neuromuscular medicine, and electrodiagnostic medicine. She is the Director for the Concussion Program in Neurology at HSS. She specializes in sports neurology, concussions, neuromuscular diseases, myopathies, peripheral neuropathy, intraoperative monitoring, and spine disorders. In addition to directing the concussion program and seeing patients, Dr. Shetty is also an Associate Professor of Neurology at Weill Cornell Medical College.

Dr. Shetty is a Fulbright scholar who received her medical degree and bachelor’s degree with honors from Brown University. Additionally, she attended Oxford University and then later the University of Cambridge where she received her master of philosophy degree in medicine. Her residency was completed at Weill Cornell Medical College, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Shetty received her fellowship training in neuromuscular diseases at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital. Soon after, she continued her fellowship training at Hospital for Special Surgery in neuromuscular diseases and intraoperative monitoring.

Dr. Shetty is both the neurologist for the New York Mets and unaffiliated Neuro-Trauma Consultant for the New York Giants. In 2011, Dr. Shetty was featured in Crain's New York Business "40 under Forty", an annual listing of 40 successful professionals under the age of 40. She was also featured in the November, 2011 issue of Marie Claire magazine presenting eight inspirational professional women in New York City.

Dr. Shetty is the principal investigator of multiple grants at Hospital for Special Surgery, funded by the GE-NFL Head-Health Initiative, Abbott pharmaceuticals, Perseus/Chembio and TEVA pharmaceuticals. Her research is on imaging biomarkers in mild TBI, blood biomarkers in mild TBI, barriers to concussion recovery, and postoperative neuropathies following arthroplasty.

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Special Expertise

Neuromuscular Diseases
Myopathies, Muscular Dystrophy, Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis, Peripheral Neuropathy, Nerve injuries, Nerve Root Disease, Spine Disorders
Intraoperative Monitoring
Sports Neurology


Skin biopsies
Injections for headache

Patient Stories


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Founder and Director, Concussion Clinic, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Attending Neurologist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology, Weill Cornell Medical College
Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital


Member of American Academy of Neurology
Fellow of American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Unaffiliated Consultant for Professional Sports teams


American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)
American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, additional subspecialty certification in Neuromuscular Medicine


Selected for Crains 40 under 40 by Crains Business New York
Election to Sigma Xi Honor Society Fulbright Scholarship, 1998-1999
Leah J. Dickstein Award, 2000
Election to Sigma Xi Honor Society Fulbright Scholarship, 1998-1999


MD, AB with Honors from Brown University
Oxford University, England
MPhil, University of Cambridge, England
Residency: Cornell - New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York
Fellowship: Harvard-Brigham and Women's Hospital, in Neuromuscular diseases, Neurophysiology and EMG, Boston, Massachusetts
Hospital for Special Surgery, EMG and Intraoperative Monitoring Neurophysiology, New York
Institute of Neurology, Visiting Research Fellow, Queen Square, London

State Licensure


English, French

For My Patients

Publications by Dr. Shetty

Patient Education

Blog Posts

Selected Journal Articles

Shetty, T. Five myths about pediatric concussions: What you need to know. HealthConnection (HSS's Good Health Newsletter). Winter 2016.

Shetty T, Raince A, Manning E, Tsiouris AJ. Imaging in chronic traumatic encephalopathy and traumatic brain injury. Sports Health. Published online before print, June 5, 2015. doi:10.1177/1941738115588745.

Liu S, YaDeau J.T., Shaw P.M., Wilfred S., Shetty T, Gordon M. Incidence of unintentional intraneural injection and postoperative neurological complications with ultrasound guided interscalene and supraclavicular nerve blocks. Anaesthesia, 2011, 66, p.168-174.

Liu S, Gordon M, Shaw P, Wilfred S, Shetty T, YaDeau J. Prospective clinical registry of ultrasound guided regional anesthesia for ambulatory shoulder surgery. Accepted for publication to Anesthesia & Analgesia 2010.

Liu S, Zayas V, Gordon M, Beathe J, Maloouf D, Ngeow J, Shetty T, YaDeau J. A prospective, randomized, controlled trial comparing ultrasound versus nerve stimulator guidance for interscalene block for ambulatory shoulder surgery for postoperative neurological symptoms. Anesthesia and Analgesia July 2009.

Swainson R, Sengupta D, Shetty T, Watkins LHA, Summers BA, Sahakian BJ, Polkey CE, Barker RA, Robbins TW. Impaired dimensional selection but intact use of reward feedback during visual discrimination learning in Parkinson’s disease. Accepted to Neuropsychologia 2006.

Nyatsanza S, Shetty T, Gregory C, Lough S, Dawson K, Hodges JR. A study of stereotypic behaviours in Alzheimer’s disease, frontal and temporal variant frontotemporal dementia. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, 2003; 74: 1398 – 1402.

Shetty T. From the Deccan Plateau. This Side of Doctoring: Reflections from Women in Medicine. Edited by Eliza Lo Chin. Sage Publications 2002. Paperback by Oxford University Press 2003.

Katz J, Shetty T, Gobin YP, Segal A. Transient aphasia and reversible major depression due to a giant sagittal sinus dural AV fistula. Neurology, 2003; 61: 557-558.

Raizer J, Shetty T, Gutin P, Obbens E, Holodny A, Antonescu C, Rosenblum M. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Chordoid Glioma: Report of a case with unusual histologic features, ultrastructural study and review of the literature. Journal of Neurooncology. 2002; 63: 39-47.

Shetty T. Cognitive Dysfunction in Huntington’s Disease. Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry. Cambridge. University of Cambridge Thesis. 1999.

Serra-Mestres J, Shetty T, Robertson MMR. Palicoprolalia: An Unusual Variant of Gilles de la Tourette’s Syndrome. Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience. 1997.

Shetty T and Trimble MR. The Bear-Fedio Inventory: Twenty Years On (A Study of Interictal Behavior in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy). The Journal of Epilepsy. 1997.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Selected Presentations

2008, November: Lecture to myositis support group on diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory myopathies

2006, November: Lecture to HSS Alumni Association on Post operative Neurologic Symptoms following Upper Extremity Surgery

2006, May: Lecture on Mononeuropathies to American College Health Association, Marriot Marquis, NY

2006, March: Lecture at Physiatry Grand Rounds/ Physiatry & Neurology Neuromuscular Conference on Inflammatory Myopathies, Hospital for Special Surgery, NY


Research Interests

Blood biomarkers for concussion
Concussion management and recovery
MRI imaging of acute concussion
Peripheral nerve injuries following total hip and knee replacement surgeries
Peripheral neurological complications from anesthesia
Serial diffusion tensor imaging in football players after concussions
Post-op neuropathies
Spine disorders

Clinical Trials

Patient Registries

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

One of the goals of HSS is to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and related disciplines for the benefit of patients. Physicians at HSS may collaborate with outside companies for education, research and medical advances. HSS supports this collaboration in order to foster medical breakthroughs; however HSS also believes that these collaborations must be disclosed.

As part of the disclosure process, this website lists physician collaborations with outside companies. The disclosures are provided by information provided by the physician and other sources and are updated regularly. Further information may be available on individual company websites.

Below are the healthcare industry relationships reported by Dr. Shetty as of March 27, 2023.

  • MTBI Inc. - Founder
  • Precon Acquisition LLC - Advisory Board

By disclosing the collaborations of HSS physicians with industry on this website, HSS and its physicians make this information available to their patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest Policy does not permit physicians to collect royalties on products developed by him/her that are used on patients at HSS.

Patients should feel free to ask their HSS physicians questions about these relationships.

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