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    • Positions
    • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Pediatrics
    • Specialties
    • Pediatrics
    • Pediatric Neurology
    • Languages
    • English
    • Italian
    • Portuguese
    • Spanish
    • Hospital Affiliations
    • Mount Sinai Beth Israel
    • The Mount Sinai Hospital
    • Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai West

Steven M. Wolf, MD is Associate Professor of Neurology and Director of Pediatric Epilepsy and Co-Director of the Level 4 Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at Mount Sinai, positions that he has held since 2000.  He is well-recognized as an epilepsy authority. He received his medical degree at the Albany Medical Center.  He trained in pediatrics, child neurology and epilepsy at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx.  He is board certified in Pediatrics, Epilepsy, Clinical Neurophysiology and Neurology with special recognition in Child Neurology. 

Patty McGoldrick, NP is his partner in a unique collaborative practice. She received her MPA for New York University and her MSN from Columbia University and trained in neurology and epilepsy at Beth Israel and St. Luke’s-Roosevelt. Together, they direct the Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Center, the  Developmental Disability Center at Mount Sinai West and  the Tuberous Sclerosis Center at Mount Sinai. They have written and published numerous peer–reviewed articles and guides for patients and families while teaching and caring for patients.  They participate in original research, publishing on many aspects of epilepsy, including novel treatments, outcomes, epilepsy surgery, and genetics, with the scientists at the Friedman Brain Institute.

They are dedicated to helping persons with epilepsy and to caring for persons with a wide variety of neurological diagnoses, including headaches and cerebral palsy.  They have focused on bringing epilepsy surgery as a treatment to those who would not necessarily have been considered candidates as well as enhancing laymen’s understanding of epilepsy and other neurological diseases.  They also address quality of life issues by addressing the needs of their families, and recognizing behavioral and school issues and the co-morbidities of epilepsy, including headaches, learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders. He also has a large headache practice and also see many patients with tics, neurodegenerative disease, cerebral palsy, strokes, Guillian-Barre, and all other neurological diagnoses. 

They have been honored for their work with persons with epilepsy and developmental disabilities and serve on the boards of several organizations.


American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Epilepsy
Clinical Neurophysiology
Psychiatry & Neurology

Clinical Focus

  • Anoxic Brain Damage
  • Arnold-Chiari Syndrome
  • Ataxia
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chronic Daily Headache
  • Chronic Migraine
  • Concussion
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG) with video
  • Epilepsy
  • Evoked Potentials
  • Headache
  • Intraoperative neurophysiology monitoring
  • Ketogenic diet
  • Laser treatments for intractable epilepsy
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Migraine
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Responsive nerve stimulator (Neuropace) for epilepsy
  • Seizure Disorder
  • Stereotactic EEG monitoring
  • Vagal nerve stimulator (VNS) for epilepsy

Research Topics

Epilepsy, Headache


MD, Albany Medical Center

Residency, Pediatrics
Montefiore Medical Center

Fellowship, Pediatric Neurology
Montefiore Medical Center

Fellowship, Epilepsy
Montefiore Medical Center


English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

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