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Maite La Vega-Massello, MD Email Maite La Vega-Massello

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    • Positions
    • 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.

Dr. Maite La Vega-Massello is registered to provide telehealth services in Florida.

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



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


English, Spanish

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