Dr. Risa Ravitz is the Founder and President of City Neurology, an online telemedicine platform for Headache and Neurologic consultations. Dr. Ravitz graduated magna cume laude from Amherst College, earned her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College, and was chief resident of Neurology at Harbor UCLA where she completed a residency in Neurology. Dr. Ravitz furthered her studies in headaches at St. Lukes Roosevelt Hospital at Columbia University. Dr. Ravitz is double boarded in Neurology and Pain Medicine. She works in private practice and is volunteer faculty at Lennox Hill Hospital. She has been recognized as a Top Doctor in Castle Connolly’s Top Doctor List, and a Super Doctor of the New York’s Rising Stars in New York Times Magazine.
Dr. Ravitz’s interest have always been science based, including a fascination with the intersection of brain science, western science, eastern and ancient philosophies, anatomy, and this path we call Health. Her life’s work began while searching for her own answers and solutions to her painful headaches. The blog and learning section of this website is a place where Dr. Ravitz shares her expertise on the science of pain, headaches, and other Neurologic concepts.
The fragmented healthcare system, the bureaucracy of insurance companies, and the gap in the use of available technology led Dr. Ravitz to build this platform. Here, you can find doctors with the right expertise, get fast and convenient appointment times, have a simple way to interact with a doctor and devise a plan to move forward with treatment options, medication, advice, and reassurance.