Diana Richardson, MD

Director, National VA Parkinson Disease Consortium , West Haven

Departments & Organizations

Movement Disorders

Office of Cooperative 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. Since 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. She is also a lead injector in the administration therapeutic botulinum toxins. As an injector, she is recognized amongst her peer for her level of expertise. As a sub-specialist 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 the Director of the Parkinson’s Disease Consortium at West Haven which functions under the auspices of the national VA Parkinson’s Disease Research, Education and Clinical Centers network. Locally she has been coordinator of clinical Research- for the Yale Neurology Movement Disorders Division, 2008-2015. Dr. Richardson is regularly invited as a guest lecturer at the Yale School of Medicine (Physician and Physician’s Assistants programs); Yale school of Nursing; and, Yale and West Haven VA Departments of Medicine, Geriatrics and Neuropsychology. Dr. Richardson has been also been an advocate to encourage healthcare providers, patients and caregivers to be active participants in management of medical illnesses. She promotes education and support group activities within the medical and non-medical communities. At several of these programs has been the guest speaker.

Education & Training

MD New York Medical College (2001)
BA Wesleyan University (1989)
Fellowship, Movement Disorders Yale University School of Medicine, Yale New Haven Hospital
Residency Stony Brook School of Medicine and University Hospital
Fellowship, Clinical Neurophysiology Stony Brook School of Medicine and University Hospital
Internship Hospital Saint Raphael /Yale New Haven

Honors & Recognition

  • Shining StarVA Connecticut Healthcare System (2015)

  • Woman of the YearNational Association of Professional Women (2010)

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Contact Info

Diana Richardson, MD
Patient Care Location
Neurology Specialty ClinicVA Connecticut Healthcare
950 Campbell Avenue

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

West Haven, CT 06516