James M. Noble, MD, MS

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Overview

Dr. Noble completed his undergraduate studies in math and chemistry at Vanderbilt University, followed by medical school at Emory University. His graduate medical training included internal medicine internship, neurology residency including chief resident in neurology, and neuroepidemiology and behavioral neurology fellowship, all at Columbia University Medical Center. Accordingly, he is board certified in neurology, behavioral neurology & neuropsychiatry, and public health.

Dr. Noble primarily sees patients with dementia but is also involved in multidisciplinary clinical and research efforts to support patients with persistent post-concussive symptoms. Dr. Noble is fluent in Spanish and his comprehensive approach to care views the patient within the entire family dynamic, with particular focus on disadvantaged communities.

Dr. Noble is also a recognized neurologic educator at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons, having held leadership positions as a current or former lead of its neurology clerkship, preclinical neuroscience training and summer research training programs. He has received an AAN A.B. Baker Teacher Recognition Award and is a scholar in Columbia’s Virginia Apgar Teaching Academy. Aside from his clinical work and commitment to neurologic education, Dr. Noble directs and supports several longitudinal NIH-supported research initiatives related to Columbia’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, all of which aim to identify novel lifecourse modifiable risk factors for cognitive aging and means to improve public health literacy.

His professional leadership has been recognized by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). He was an inaugural member of the AAN Emerging Leaders Program and is a Fellow of the AAN. He is the co-editor of the 14th edition of Merritt’s Neurology, a standard global neurology textbook. He is the author of Navigating Life with Dementia, a handbook for dementia caregivers. Dr. Noble co-founded Arts & Minds, a non-profit organization promoting well-being for dementia patients and their caregivers via art-centered experiences, as well as NoMo Diagnostics, which aims to better diagnose concussion with technology Dr. Noble and others developed at Columbia University.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Behavioral Disorder
  • CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy)
  • Dementia
  • Memory Disorder
  • Neurobehavioral Disorders
  • Neurobehavioral Syndrome
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Neurology (in the Taub Institute and the Sergievsky Center) at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Director, Concussion and Sports-Related Head Injury Program

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Languages

  • Spanish

Gender

  • Male

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Location(s)

710 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
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Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • Aetna Signature Administrators
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Student Health

Affinity Health Plan

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

AgeWell

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs

Amida Care

  • Special Needs

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Emblem/HIP

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Healthfirst

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare

Medicare

  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

RiverSpring

  • Special Needs

UnitedHealthcare

  • Compass (Exchange)
  • Empire Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth
  • Special Needs

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Neurology

Honors & Awards

  • 2018 - Mailman School of Public Health Alumni Association Outstanding Recent Alumni Award
  • 2018 - Fellow, American Academy of Neurology
  • 2012 - Selection, Emerging Leaders Forum, American Academy of Neurology
  • 2012 - Virginia Apgar Teaching Academy Scholar, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • 2011 - Stephen Q. Shafer Award for Humanism in Neurology, Columbia University Medical Center
  • 2008 - Anna C. Gelman Award for Excellence in Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

Research

In addition to patient care, Dr. Noble’s research interests include health literacy, systemic inflammatory markers as contributors to stroke and dementia health disparities, the role of cognitively stimulating activities in dementia care, and sports-related concussion.

Research Interests

  • Alzheimer disease
  • Chronic traumatic encephalopathy
  • Dementia
  • Frontotemporal dementia
  • Health literacy
  • Lewy Body Disease
  • Post-concussion syndrome
  • Vascular dementia

Grants

NIA T35 AG044303-01: The BRAIN (Brief Research in Aging and Interdisciplinary Neurosciences) Project, as co-Principal Investigator

NIH-NIDCR R56 DE022568-01A1 Periodontal Exposure and Risk of Incident Dementia in the Washington Heights Inwood Columbia Aging Project (WHICAP-PERIoD)

NINDS R01 NS067443-01A1: RCT: Effect of Novel Intervention to Improve Stroke Symptom Recognition, as Co-Investigator