Departments & Organizations
Dr Richardson is an integral member of our esteemed faculty in the Department of Neurology. She serves as the Director of the Movement Disorder’s Division based at Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital at West Haven, a Yale School of Medicine Affiliate. She initially joined the faculty and established her clinical practice at the West Haven VA in 2007 and at Yale in 2008. Dr. Richardson later made a shift from Yale to the VA to assume the full time role as Director of the Movement Disorders Program. Upon the inception of the Parkinson's Disease Consortium at the VA in West Haven in 2008 Dr. Richardson has established and maintained a thriving clinical practice specializing in Parkinson’s Disease and other Movement Disorders; and, in the administration therapeutic botulinum toxin.As an injector, she is recognized amongst her peer for her level of expertise. As a subspecialist in Movement Disorders, she receives many referral s from Neurologist in the state of CT, NY, MA and RI.
Dr Diana Richardson is considered a leader in her field both locally and nationally. Nationally, she has served as the Interim Medical director for the National American Parkinson’s Disease Association Connecticut Chapter. She is Director of the Parkinson’s Disease Consortium at West Haven which functions under the auspices of the Parkinson’s Disease Research, Education and Clinical Centers with in the national VA network. Locally. She is regularly invited as a guest lecturer at the Yale School of Medicine (Physician and Physician’s Assistants programs); Yale school of Nursing and within the Yale and West Haven VA Departments of Medicine/Geriatrics and Neuropsychology. Locally, she is frequently a lecturer at educational programs for support groups; and, she attends/supports many related charity events.She serves as initiator and Chair of the Annual Parkinson’s Disease Symposium, a state wide event held at the West Haven VA in Honor of Parkinson’s Awareness month each April.
Education & Training
|MD||New York Medical College (2001)|
|BA||Wesleyan University (1989)|
|Residency||Stony Brook School of Medicine and University Hospital|
|Fellowship, Clinical Neurophysiology||Stony Brook School of Medicine and University Hospital|
|Fellowship, Movement Disorders||Yale University School of Medicine, Yale New Haven Hospital|
|Internship||Hospital Saint Raphael /Yale New Haven|
Honors & Recognition
Shining Star VA Connecticut Healthcare System (2015)
Woman of the Year National Association of Professional Women (2010)