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Arezou Heshmati, MD

Board Certifications: 
Sleep Medicine, Pediatrics, Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology, Child Neurology
Expertise in: 
Pediatric Sleep Medicine, Pediatric Neurology
Accepting New Patients
Treats Children
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Credentials & Experience

Board Certifications

  • Sleep Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
  • Child Neurology

Clinical Expertise

  • ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
  • ADHD In Children, Adolescents and College Students
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Behavioral Sleep Medicine
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Child Neurology
  • Developmental Disorder
  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
  • Headache
  • Hyperactivity
  • Insomnia
  • Language Delay
  • Language Problems
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Migraine
  • Narcolepsy
  • Pediatric Sleep Disorders
  • Pediatric Sleep Medicine
  • Seizures
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorder, Circadian, Delayed Sleep Phase Type
  • Sleep Disorders In Children
  • Sleepiness
  • Sleep Terrors
  • Sleepwalking
  • Snoring
  • Tourette's Disorder


Education & Training

  • MD, 1990 Tehran University, Faculty of Medicine (Iran)
  • Residency: 1992 Children's Medical Center (Iran)
  • Residency: 2002 Sparrow Hospital
  • Residency: 2009 Massachuetts General Hospital
  • Residency: 2009 Massachusetts General Hospital-Harvard Univ.
  • Fellowship: Detroit Medical Center

About Arezou Heshmati

Arezou Heshmati, MD is an assistant professor of neurology at CUIMC, in the Department of Neurology, Division of Child Neurology. Dr. Heshmati completed medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. She underwent pediatric neurology residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, and fellowship training in Sleep Medicine at Wayne State University. Previoulsy, Dr. Heshmati practiced pediatric neurology and sleep medicine as an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Missouri in Kansas City, where she developed a clinical and research interest in pediatric sleep disorders and narcolepsy patients. She is board certified in Pediatrics, Sleep Medicine, and Neurology with special qualification in Child Neurology. Dr. Heshamti sees both inpatient and outpatient pediatric neurology patients, and is developing and expanding a Pediatric Neurology Sleep Program at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

Academic Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology at CUMC

Committee/Societies/Council Memberships

American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Narcolepsy Network

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital


  • Farsi


  • Female

Insurance Accepted

For billing questions, please call (212) 342-4432.


  • Aetna Signature Administrators
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Student Health

Affinity Health Plan

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Amida Care

  • Special Needs


  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Health First

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Health Plus - Amerigroup

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare


  • Traditional Medicare


  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

United Health Care

  • Columbia Employee POS
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Select Health
  • Special Needs


  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Contact & Locations

180 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, New York 10032


Research Interests

  • Pediatric Narcolepsy