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Neurology
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    • Positions
    • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Neurology
    • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Pediatrics
    • Specialties
    • Neurology
    • Child Neurology
    • Languages
    • English
    • Spanish
    • Hospital Affiliations
    • Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West
    • The Mount Sinai Hospital
    • Mount Sinai Beth Israel
    • Phone
    • Mount Sinai Doctors Faculty Practice 212-844-8888
    • Mount Sinai Doctors Faculty Practice 212-241-9717

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I am a board certified pediatric neurologist and epileptologist who specializes in difficult-to-treat pediatric seizure disorders, with a focus on surgically remediable epilepsy syndromes in infants and children. I am skilled in the use of the ketogenic diet for intractable epilepsy as well as in the treatment of spasticity using the intrathecal baclofen pump. I also treat autoimmune epilepsies, genetic epilepsies, headaches, and epilepsy in the setting of developmental delays, and I am part of the Tuberous Sclerosis Clinic in New York City. During my pediatric epilepsy/ neurophysiology fellowship, I acquired expertise in neonatal electroencephalography, and now serve as the consulting epileptologist for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai Hospital.

I have a large referral base of Spanish speaking patients from different parts of New York, especially from Manhattan, Bronx, and Queens. I additionally reach out to increase epilepsy awareness in the Hispanic community through appearances on Univision, the Spanish language television network.

I am part of a very strong and innovative program in epilepsy surgery, and in keeping up with the latest advances in the field, I now provide screening of surgical candidates for laser ablation of epileptic foci, responsive neurostimulation (RNS), and robotic stereo EEG electrode implantation.

I offer telemedicine appointments when appropriate. Please call my office to schedule a video visit.

 

Clinical Focus

  • Electroencephalogram
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG) with video
  • Epilepsy
  • Headache
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Migraine
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Postconcussion Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorder
  • Vagal nerve stimulator (VNS) for epilepsy

Research Topics

Epilepsy

Education

MD, Universidad Del Zulia

Residency, Pediatrics
Bronx Care Health System

Residency, Clinical Neurophysiology
Miami Children's Hospital

Fellowship, Child Neurology
New York Presbyterian - Weill Cornell Medical Center

Languages

English, Spanish

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