Pediatric Neurology

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Neurology

Cigdem I. Akman, MD, Director, Child Neurology

Our pediatric neurologists have long been leaders in diagnosis and treatment of children with disorders of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and muscles.

Our Doctors

All of our doctors are affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, the largest children’s hospital in the tri-state area, and one of the best in the Northeast, according to U.S. News & World Report.

We also draw on the extensive resources of Columbia University Medical Center's Neurological Institute of New York, giving our patients instant access to a range of experts and the highest level of coordinated care.

Our Expertise

We are known for our multidisciplinary approach and collaborate with neurosurgeons, neuroimaging specialists, child psychiatrists, geneticists, ophthalmologists, and other specialists in pediatric and adult medicine to create a treatment plan tailored to your child’s individual needs.

Resources

Your family plays an important role on our team. We rely on extensive face-to-face consultations with parents and caregivers for insights into a child's symptoms that may not show up on a conventional medical history. We make sure you are involved, informed, and supported at every stage of your child’s evaluation and treatment, and offer special programs to help siblings navigate this trying time.

Our pediatric neurologists use the latest testing modalities and are experts in the treatment of epilepsy, metabolic and genetic diseases, developmental disorders, and neuromuscular conditions.

Many parents come to us after seeking help elsewhere, knowing we are one of the primary centers in the country focusing on complex neurological conditions. Our experts provide consultations to referring doctors in the United States and abroad and work closely with pediatricians and primary care doctors right here in our community.

Through our robust research program, patients have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials and benefit from the newest therapies.