Katherine A. DeStefano, MD

Specialty

Neurology

Conditions & Treatments

Autoimmune Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuromyelitis Optica


Phone
(203) 287-6100
Accepting New Patients
Telehealth Visits

Biography

Katherine DeStefano, MD, MS, is a neurologist who primarily cares for patients in the Yale Medicine Multiple Sclerosis Program. She also treats other immune mediated diseases that affect the central nervous system, such as neuromyelitis optica (NMO), an uncommon syndrome affecting the optic nerves and spinal cord.

“I had a family member diagnosed with a debilitating neurologic disorder at a relatively young age,” Dr. DeStefano says. “That experience piqued my interest in the field and gave me better insight into what it means to be both the patient and family member of a loved one diagnosed with a chronic neurologic illness.”


She likes to put patients at ease by explaining that multiple sclerosis is not the same disease it was 15 or even 10 years ago. Neurologists now have an expansive list of medications that can prevent disease progression. “We can actually do a great deal to treat patients with multiple sclerosis and change the course of their disease, which is incredibly gratifying to see,” she says.Dr. DeStefano is an assistant professor of neurology at Yale School of Medicine.

Gender

Female

Language(s)

English

Affiliated With

Yale Medicine

Locations

Education & Training

Education

Indiana University;Weill Cornell Medical College

Residency

Yale New Haven Hospital

Fellowship

Yale New Haven Hospital

Accepted Insurance

Insurance coverage regularly changes, please contact the doctor’s office directly to verify that your specific insurance plan is accepted.

  • aetna
  • anthem bc/bs
  • berkeley care network
  • cigna healthcare
  • community care network
  • connecticare
  • corvel
  • first health network
  • focus healthcare
  • great west
  • husky
  • medicaid
  • medicare
  • multiplan
  • oxford health plans
  • railroad medicare
  • tricare/champus
  • united healthcare
  • us family health plan
  • wellcare