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Joy A. Derwenskus DO, MSCR

Chief, Division of General Neurology, and Associate Professor of Neurology

Areas of Expertise

  • General Neurology
  • Neuroimmunology and Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neurology
  • Neurosciences


Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks
719 Thompson Lane, Suite 24100
Nashville, TN 37204


  • English


  • Doctor of Osteopathy - Des Moines University, 1998
  • Internship - Northwestern Medicine Evanston, 2000
  • Residency - University Hospital of Cleveland, Case Western, 2003
  • Master of Science in Clinical Research - Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 2005
  • Fellowship in Multiple Sclerosis - Mount Sinai Medical Center, 2005

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Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Experience Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
No problem with the visit with the physician.
May 13, 2024
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Dr. Derwenskus is very diligent and treats me with respect. I appreciate the time she always spends trying to figure out the cause of my medical issues.
May 1, 2024
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March 28, 2024
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Dr. D is always listens my concerns. She is the best neurologist I have seen.
March 20, 2024
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Excellent doctor..,kind, caring, explains things well, not rushedwould refer her to othersdefinitely
February 27, 2024
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Best neuro I have ever had and I have seen a lot
February 9, 2024
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Dr. D is always thorough, and concerned about my other medical diagnoses that don't necessarily fall within her realm.
February 6, 2024
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I don't feel comfortable with her. She seemed rigid and just read my chart while with me.
January 31, 2024
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Dr. D listens and gives me excellent care !
January 8, 2024
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