Abhishek Jaywant, Ph.D.

Abhishek Jaywant, Ph.D. Specialties: Psychology

Abhishek Jaywant, Ph.D.
Specialties: Psychology
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New York, NY 10065

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About Abhishek Jaywant, Ph.D.

Dr. Jaywant received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from McGill University. He completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Boston University, receiving clinical training at the VA Boston Healthcare System, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School, and Boston University's Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders. He was the recipient of a National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, which funded his doctoral dissertation investigating visual-motor deficits and rehabilitation in Parkinson's disease. He completed his clinical psychology internship at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and his postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology in the Departments of Psychiatry and Rehabilitation Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine.

Dr. Jaywant is dedicated to improving approaches to neuropsychological assessment and treatment following acquired brain injury and neurologic disease. He has published several scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals spanning disciplines of neuropsychology, psychiatry, neurology, and rehabilitation medicine. He has presented his work at national and international conferences. His research at Weill Cornell Medicine focuses on using resting state functional neuroimaging to understand brain changes underlying cognitive dysfunction in stroke, and developing and evaluating cognitive/behavioral interventions targeted at these brain network abnormalities to improve cognitive functioning. He is also interested in understanding the intersection between depression and cognitive impairment after stroke and developing treatments to address the comorbidity.

Dr. Jaywant was the attending neuropsychologist on NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center's COVID Recovery Unit. He is conducting longitudinal research to understand the trajectory of cognitive difficulties, psychiatric symptoms, and resilience in COVID-19 survivors. Dr. Jaywant lectures on topics in neuropsychology for clinical psychology interns, medical residents, medical students, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech-language pathologists. He also conducts pro bono evaluations for the Weill Cornell Center for Human Rights (WCCHR).


  • Brain Tumor

  • Clinical Neuropsychology

  • Cognitive Rehabilitation

  • Frontal Lobe and Executive Function Deficit

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Psychiatric Disorder

  • Stroke

  • Traumatic Brain Injury


  • Degrees: Boston University
  • Degrees: Boston University
  • Degrees: McGill University (Canada)

Languages Spoken

  • English