Diana Richardson, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology; Director, National VA Parkinson Disease Consortium , West Haven; Coordinator of Clinical Research- Yale Neurololgy Movement Disorders Division, 2008-2015

Departments & Organizations

Neurology: Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders

Office of Student Research


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)

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Contact Info

Diana Richardson, MD
Patient Care Location
VA Connecticut Healthcare
950 Campbell Avenue

West Haven, CT 06516
Mailing Address
VA Connecticut Healthcare System
950 Campbell Ave., Neurology 127

West Haven , CT 06516