We found 20 pediatric neurologists who accept EmblemHealth near Bronx, NY.

Dr. James John Riviello Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neurophysiology
180 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. James Riviello's areas of specialization are pediatric neurology and neurophysiology. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and Temple University Hospital. In his practice, he is particularly interested in epilepsy. Dr. Riviello honors Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Riviello (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Riviello's hospital/clinic affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Epilepsy

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Dr. Cigdem Inan Akman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neurophysiology
180 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Cigdem Akman's areas of specialization are pediatric neurology and neurophysiology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in epilepsy. She takes Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Akman attended medical school at Ankara University. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Akman's distinctions include: One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and Castle Connoly Top Doctors. Dr. Akman (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and German. She is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Akman welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Epilepsy

Dr. Danielle Kenda McBrian, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
180 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Danielle McBrian is a pediatric neurologist. Dr. McBrian's areas of expertise include refractory (drug-resistant) epilepsy and neurological disorders. She is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors, Hackensack University Medical Center, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. She graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For her residency, Dr. McBrian trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. She takes Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Refractory Epilepsy, Epilepsy, Neurological Disorders

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Dr. Claudia A Chiriboga-Klein, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
180 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Claudia Chiriboga-Klein is a New York, NY physician who specializes in pediatric neurology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chiriboga-Klein include migraine and movement disorders. Dr. Chiriboga-Klein accepts Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. She completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Chiriboga-Klein include: One of America's Top Doctors and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Dr. Chiriboga-Klein (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. She is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Dr. Chiriboga-Klein has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Headache, Migraine, Movement Disorders

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
1654 Mayflower Avenue
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Afshan Khan is a pediatric neurologist. After attending Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University for medical school, Dr. Khan completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Family Health Plus are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khan takes. In addition to English, Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Mount Sinai Beth Israel and Montefiore Medical Center - Wakefield Division Hospital.

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Dr. Wendy Sulina Vargas, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
710 West 168th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Wendy Vargas is a physician who specializes in pediatric neurology. In addition to English, Dr. Vargas (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Korean. Dr. Vargas's clinical interests include neuromyelitis optica, multiple sclerosis (MS), and transverse myelitis. She is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Before performing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Children's Hospital Boston, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Vargas attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Vargas honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Coresource, and POMCO. She has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Neurological Disorders

Dr. Shlomo Shinnar, MD, PhD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neurophysiology
3415 Bainbridge Avenue; 4th Floor
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Shlomo Shinnar is a pediatric neurologist and neurophysiologist. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shinnar include epilepsy. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Family Health Plus, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Shinnar (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Shinnar's hospital/clinic affiliations include North Central Bronx Hospital, Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital, and Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Division Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Epilepsy

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Dr. Arthur Michael Mandel, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
710 West 168th Street; Room Ni 114
New York, NY
 

Dr. Arthur Mandel specializes in pediatric neurology and practices in New York, NY. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He has indicated that his clinical interests include seizures and epilepsy. Dr. Mandel is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Harlem Hospital Center, and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Mandel is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Epilepsy, Seizures

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Dr. Hillary Ruth Raynes, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
1184 Fifth Avenue; Kravis Children, Floor 6th Floor Room 314
New York, NY
 

Dr. Hillary Raynes' medical specialty is pediatric neurology. Her areas of expertise include the following: concussion, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. She is affiliated with Mount Sinai Roosevelt. Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raynes takes. She has an open panel. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Dr. Raynes performed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Raynes (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Headache, Gait Abnormalities, Seizure Disorders, Traumatic Brain Injury, Migraine, Myasthenia ... (Read more)

Dr. Arezou Heshmati, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
180 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Arezou Heshmati's medical specialty is pediatric neurology. Clinical interests for Dr. Heshmati include sleep apnea, snoring, and seizures. Dr. Heshmati accepts Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences and Tehran University of Medical Sciences. She completed her residency training at Sparrow Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks Persian. Dr. Heshmati's hospital/clinic affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Dr. Heshmati's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Headache, Sleep Problems, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Neurological Disorders, Seizures

Dr. Tiffani Leigh McDonough, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
180 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Tiffani McDonough's specialty is pediatric neurology. Dr. McDonough's areas of expertise consist of epilepsy and neurological disorders. She is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. She studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. McDonough completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, NYU Langone Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Epilepsy, Neurological Disorders

Dr. Robert Hugh Fryer, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
710 W 168th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Robert Fryer sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialty is pediatric neurology. His education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Fryer's clinical interests include headache. Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fryer honors. Dr. Fryer has received the distinction of One of America's Top Doctors. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Headache

Dr. Solomon L Moshe, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neurophysiology
1515 Blondell Avenue; Suite 220
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Solomon Moshe's specialties are pediatric neurology and neurophysiology. He practices in Bronx, NY. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Moshe include epilepsy. Dr. Moshe honors several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. After attending the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Moshe (or staff) is conversant in Greek and French. Dr. Moshe's professional affiliations include North Central Bronx Hospital, Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital, and Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Division Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Epilepsy

Dr. Aleksandra Djukic, MD, PhD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Pediatric Psychiatry
3335 Steuben Avenue
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Aleksandra Djukic's areas of specialization are pediatric neurology and pediatric psychiatry; she sees patients in Bronx, NY. MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Djukic takes. She graduated from the University of Belgrade School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Djukic (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Sign Language, and Korean. She is professionally affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center.

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Dr. Jennifer M Bain, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
710 West 168th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jennifer Bain's area of specialization is pediatric neurology. She attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Bain has a special interest in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), neurological disorders, and autism spectrum disorders (pervasive developmental disorders). She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Her professional affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Dr. Bain has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Neurological Disorders

Dr. Ma. Emma Cecilia Cecilia Laureta, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neurophysiology
3415 Bainbridge Avenue at Gunhill Road
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Emma Laureta is a specialist in pediatric neurology and neurophysiology. Patients rated Dr. Laureta highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Laureta (or staff) speaks Filipino. She also offers interpreting services for her patients. She is professionally affiliated with North Shore University Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Division Hospital. She has an open panel.

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What is Pediatric Neurology?

The nervous system is made up of the brain, spinal column, nerves, and muscles. It is what allows our brain and body to communicate with each other. Disorders of the nervous system are treated by a neurologist. When these disorders affect children or teens, they are treated by a pediatric or child neurologist.

Child neurologists have a special understanding of how the nervous system functions in a child’s growing body. Some neurological illnesses are rarely seen in adults, and others have symptoms that are different in children than in adults. Children’s developing brains and bodies can change quickly, and a pediatric neurologist is trained to quickly evaluate and manage symptoms before they cause future problems.

There is a very wide variety of disorders in pediatric neurology. Some issues, like seizures, are quite common, while others are very rare. A few examples of the problems treated by a child neurologist include:
  • Seizures and epilepsy
  • Migraines and other headaches
  • Neurological disorders that cause physical disabilities, including cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, and muscular dystrophy
  • Developmental movement disorders, such as motor delays or low coordination
  • Hydrocephalus, or fluid in the brain
  • Brain tumors
  • Social and behavioral disorders that originate in the brain, such as ADHD and autism (many, but not all pediatric neurologists offer this service)

To figure out what is happening in a patient’s nervous system, pediatric neurologists make frequent use of brain scans. These may be CT scans (computed tomography, which uses x-rays), MRIs (magnetic resonance imaging, done with radio waves and magnets), or PET scans (positron emission tomography, which uses small amounts of radioactive material). In addition, child neurologists may use:
  • Blood tests
  • Ultrasounds
  • Chromosomal testing
  • EEG (electroencephalogram, a test to measure electrical activity in the brain)
  • EMG (electromyography, tests to measure how well nerves and muscles work)
  • Developmental screening tests
  • Hearing and vision tests

It can be incredibly difficult for parents when their child is hurting or isn’t able to do things that other kids their age can do. A pediatric neurologist is a great resource to help kids with neurological disorders reach their full potential.
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