The Division of Child Neurology’s clinician-scientists are expanding the understanding of neurological disorders and diseases in infants and children. Their goal is to improve diagnosis, develop new effective therapies, and ultimately to prevent neurological disorders and diseases.
Based at the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Laboratory of Molecular and Developmental Neuroscience at Weill Cornell Medical College, our neurology faculty are focusing on developing and studying animal models of diseases that affect human brain development. Specifically, current research is exploring consequences of intrauterine exposure to drugs, particularly cocaine, on the developing brain.
Other research projects include:
The Division of Child Neurology’s clinician-scientists are collaborators in the multidisciplinary Weill Cornell Autism Research Program, which has both a clinical and a basic science component, including an IRB-approved investigational study, to help improve the understanding of the genetic and biochemical basis for autism spectrum disorders. These include:
Our goal is to better identify the physical or behavior features demonstrated by patients with autism spectrum disorders in order to have a starting point for looking at contributing genetic factors and, potentially, associated imaging changes. To accomplish this, the WCARP team has embarked on a genetic study of intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorders to identify factors linked to these conditions.
For more information or to find out about enrolling in the study, please visit the Weill Cornell Autism Research Program.
Barry Kosofsky, MD, PhD Pediatric Neurology, Developmental Disorders, Prenatal Diagnosis, Prenatal Drug Exposure, Autism
Murray Engel, MD Pediatric Neurology, Epilepsy, Pediatric Epilepsy, Neurophysiology, Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
Zuhal Ergonul, MD, PhD Pediatric Neurology, Concussion, Headache
Zachary Grinspan, MD Pediatric Neurology, Pediatric Epilepsy
Sabiha Merchant, MD, BS Pediatric Neurology, Pediatric Epilepsy, ADHD in Children, Adolescents and College Students, Movement Disorders, Tourette Syndrome, Neurometabolic Disorders
Juliann Paolicchi, MD, MA Pediatric Epilepsy, Pediatric Neurology
Praveen Raju, MD, PhD Pediatric Neurology
Gail Ellen Solomon, MD Epilepsy, Neurophysiology, Pediatric Neurology, Seizure Disorders
Wendy S. Vargas, MD Child Neurology, Multiple Sclerosis, Acute Demyelinating Encephalomyelitis, Transverse Myelitis, Optic Neuritis, Clinically Isolated Syndrome, Neuromyelitis Optica, Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis, PANDAS
Kaleb Yohay, MD Pediatric Neurology, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology, Neuro-Oncology, Neurofibromatosis, Neurofibromatosis Type 1, Neurofibromatosis Type 2, Schwannomatosis
Division of Child Neurology
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Phone: (212) 746-3278
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