Harini Sarva, M.D.

Harini Sarva, M.D. Specialties: Neurology

Harini Sarva, M.D.
Specialties: Neurology
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428 East 72nd Street
New York, NY 10021

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About Harini Sarva, M.D.

Harini Sarva, MD completed a combined undergraduate-medical school eight year program at CUNY Brooklyn College and SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She completed her undergraduate degree in economics with a magna cum laude from Brooklyn College, during which team she made the Dean's List every semester and won an award in excellence in economics. After completing her MD, she was recruited to complete her neurology residency from SUNY Downstate, where she was also a Chief Resident during her final year of training. She won the SUNY Downstate Alumni Association Outstanding Resident in the Department of Neurology and the Department of Neurology Excellence in Teaching awards. She subsequently completed her fellowship in Movement Disorders under the mentorship of Dr. Susan Bressman and Dr. Rachel Saunders-Pullman at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. During her second year of fellowship she was awarded the Clinical Teaching Fellowship grant from the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation and a travel grant from the International Society of Parkinson's disease and Movement Disorders to attend their annual conference in Stockholm. After completing all of her training she was an attending in neurology at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, where she was co-director of medical student and resident rotations and developed a movement disorders elective for psychiatry residents. She also arranged a CME conference entitled "Movement Disorders Review."

Dr. Sarva subspecializes in Parkinson's disease, Essential Tremor, Dystonia, Tics, Chorea, Myoclonus, Ataxia, and Gait Disorders. She is experienced in botulinum toxin injection therapy for craniofacial and limb dystonia, hemifacial spasm, and spasticity. In addition she is trained to evaluate patients for deep brain stimulation and is an experienced programmer.

Dr. Sarva is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She is an author of numerous publications and has presented her work at national and international conferences.


  • Ataxia

  • Blepharospasm

  • Botulinum Toxin (Botox Injection)

  • Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

  • Dystonia

  • Hemifacial Spasm

  • Huntington Disease

  • Parkinson's Disease

  • Restless Leg Syndrome

  • Tardive Dyskinesia

  • Tics

  • Tourette's Syndrome

  • Tremor


  • Degrees: Brooklyn College, City University of New York
  • Degrees: State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
  • Psychiatry

Languages Spoken

  • English