Dr. Robert Philip Lisak MD Neurologist

Dr. Robert Lisak is a neurologist in Detroit, Michigan. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Detroit Receiving Hospital/University Health Center and Harper University Hospital/Hutzel Women's Hospital. He received his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and has been in practice for 49 years. Dr. Lisak accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 27 doctors at Detroit Receiving Hospital/University Health Center and one of 25 at Harper University Hospital/Hutzel Women's Hospital who specialize in Neurology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Neurologist: Neuroimmunology/Multiple Sclerosis, Neuromuscular Medicine

Education & Medical Training

Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Jacobi Medical Center
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1968 - 1969

Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center
Internship, Internal Medicine, 1965 - 1966

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Class of 1965

Hosp of the Univ of PA
Residency, Neurology, 1969 - 1972

Hosp of the Univ of PA
Residency, Neurology, 1969 - 1972

NIMH
Fellowship, Biochemistry/Neurochemistry, 1966 - 1968

University College of Arts and Sciences, New York University
Other Training, History, 1957 - 1961

Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center
Internship, Mixed Medicine, 1965 - 1966

Bronx Municipal Medical Center
Residency, Medicine, 1968 - 1969

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Certified 39 years in Neurology

MI State Medical License
Active through 2015

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Gold Medal for Achievments in Research, Alumni Association of College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University
2013

Faculty of the Year, presented by the residents in Neurology, WSU/DMC
2012

Lifetime Achievement Award, Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers
2011

Perstare, NYU Honorary Society
2011

Best Doctors in America, 1992-1993, 1993-1994, 1997-1998, 2000-2001, 2000-2003, 2004-2006, 2007-2008, 2009
2010

America’s Top Doctors, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007-2008, 2009
2010

Honorary Member, American Neurological Association
2009

Honorary Member (Fellow), American Neurological Association
2009

Fellow, ‘by distinction’, Royal College of Physicians (London)
2008

Volunteers Hall of Fame for Health Professionals, National Multiple Sclerosis Society
2006

Teacher of the Year Award, presented by the residents in Neurology, Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center
2006

Advocate of the Year Award, Michigan Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
2004

Chair, Bylaws Committee, Wayne State University Academy of Scholars, 2003-2004
2004

Lawrence Weiner Award, Wayne State Medical Alumni Association
2002

Distinguished Faculty Research Fellowship, Wayne State University, 1998 – 2000
2000

Doody's Rating Service Citation for one of the 250, 1994-1995
1995

Best Health Science Books, Handbook of Myasthenia Gravis and Myasthenic Syndromes, 1994-1995
1995

Who's Who in North America, 1994-1995
1995

Who's Who in the Midwest, 1994-1995
1995

Who's Who in Science and Engineering, 1994-1995
1995

Who's Who in Health Care, 1994-1995
1995

Who's Who in America, 1994-1995
1995

Who’s Who in Teaching, 1994-1995
1995

Doctors Award, Myasthenia Gravis Foundation
1991

Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching, University of Pennsylvania
1986

Outstanding Teacher Award, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
1985

Fulbright-Hays Research Scholar, Institute for Neurologic Disease, Queen Square, London, England, 1978-79
1979

Teacher Investigator Award, NINCDS, 1972-1977
1977

John Morgan Society, University of Pennsylvania
1974

Henry Viets Student Traineeship of the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation
1964

Phi Beta Kappa
1961

Helen M. Jones Award in History, New York University
1961

Who's Who Among Students
1961

Joseph Smith Honor Society, New York University
1961

Founders Day Award, New York University
1961

Publications & Presentations

Central Nervous System Damage in Multiple Sclerosis: Why Is There Such Poor Repair.

New Treatments in Multiple Sclerosis.

Symptoms and Signs of Mutliple Sclerosis: The Role of Early Diagnosis in an Era Therapy.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PriorityHealth HMO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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