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Louis H. Weimer, MD

Board Certifications: 
Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology
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New and Existing Patients: 
(212) 305-1516

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Credentials & Experience

Board Certifications

  • Neuromuscular Medicine
  • Neurology

Clinical Expertise

  • Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Neuromuscular Disease
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Autonomic Dysfunction
  • Peripheral Nerve Disease
  • Neuropathic Pain

Specialties

Education & Training

  • Emory University School of Medicine, GA
  • Internship: University of California-San Diego Medical Center
  • Residency: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY
  • Fellowship: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY

About Louis Weimer

Dr. Louis H. Weimer is a Professor of Neurology at Columbia University Medical Center. A graduate of Emory School of Medicine, he completed residency training in Neurology at the The Neurological Institute of New York, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, serving as chief resident in his final year. Dr. Weimer completed a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology and neuromuscular disease also at Columbia.

Dr. Weimer directs the EMG laboratory and the Clinical autonomic laboratory and co-directs the Columbia Neuropathy Research Center. His clinical and research interests include autonomic and small nerve fiber function, dysautonomia, peripheral neuropathy, neurologic causes of syncope, and autonomic failure syndromes. Other special interests include neuropathy from medications and toxins, entrapment neuropathies, Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic syndrome and various other neuromuscular disorders.

Dr. Weimer previously served on the board of directors of the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine and is on the national medical advisory board for the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association. He is a counsel member of the UCNS accreditation board. He is the chair of the quality assurance committee for the department of neurology. He has written numerous papers, book chapters, and review articles and reviews papers for several medical journals and is a section editor for Medlink Neurology and Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports.

In addition to patient testing, Dr. Weimer sees patients in consultation, in most instances patients with various forms of autonomic dysfunction, peripheral neuropathy, and neuromuscular disorders.

Academic Titles

  • Professor of Neurology at CUMC

Administrative Positions

  • Director, Electromyography (EMG) Laboratory
  • Director, Clinical Autonomic Laboratory
  • Co-Director, Columbia Neuropathy Research Center

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Gender

  • Male

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

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

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Blue Access (Exchange)
  • EPO
  • Gatekeeper (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Pathway (Exchange)
  • POS
  • PPO

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

MVP Health Care

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

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care

UnitedHealthcare

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

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

Contact & Locations

1
710 West 168th Street
New York, New York 10032
Phone:
(212) 305-1516
Fax:
(212) 305-5396
Primary

Research

Grants

SPINAL MUSCULAR ATROPHY (SMA) BIOMARKERS IN THE IMMEDIATE POSTNATAL PERIOD OF DEVELOPMENT NN101 (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2011 - Aug 31 2018

SPINAL MUSCULAR ATROPHY (SMA) BIOMARKERS IN THE IMMEDIATE POSTNATAL PERIOD OF DEVELOPMENT NN101 (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2011 - Jul 31 2018

CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE AWARD (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2006 - Jun 30 2016

MITOCHONDRIAL ENCEPHALOMYOPATHIES AND MENTAL RETARDATION (Federal Gov)

Dec 1 1996 - Feb 29 2016

COLUMBIA SMA PROJECT: 4-AP AS A POTENTIAL SMA THERAPEUTIC AGENT AND BIOLOGICAL MECHANISMS OF ACTION (Federal Gov)

Sep 1 2011 - Aug 31 2014

PEDIATRIC NEUROMUSCULAR CLINICAL RESEARCH (Private)

Jul 1 2004 - Jun 30 2012

PEDIATRIC NEUROMUSCULAR CLINICAL RESEARCH NETWORK FOR SPINAL MUSCULAR ATROPHY CLINICAL TRIALS (Private)

Jul 1 2004 - Jun 30 2012

HARLEM HOSPITAL AFFILIATION CONTRACT - GENERAL (NY Local Gov)

Jul 1 2005 - Jun 30 2008