Columbia University Medical Center

Ones to Watch: Department of Neurology

Jennifer Bain, MD, PhD; Daniel B. Lowenstein, MD; Alison S. May, MD

Jennifer Bain, MD, PhD; Daniel B. Lowenstein, MD; Alison S. May, MD

Three new faculty members have recently joined the Department of Neurology’s Division of Child Neurology: Jennifer Bain, MD, PhD; Daniel Lowenstein, MD, and Alison May, MD. In addition, the department is poised to launch a new Upper West Side location for pediatric neurology in early 2017.

“With our continued recruitment of talented faculty and the opening of this new, state-of-the art clinical facility on West 86th Street, our goal is simply to meet the needs of the many children living with both common and complex brain and nervous system disorders in the greater New York area. Combining outstanding clinical care with advanced research, we hope to brighten the lives of these children and their families” says Richard Mayeux, MD, MSc, Gertrude H. Sergievsky Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry and Epidemiology; Chairman of the Department of Neurology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; and neurologist-in-chief at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

Jennifer Bain, MD, PhD, assistant professor of neurology at CUMC, will be seeing both inpatient and outpatient pediatric neurology patients, and is eager to develop programs for neurodevelopmental disabilities, as well as a follow-up clinic for survivors of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Dr. Bain completed her MD and PhD at Rutgers—New Jersey Medical School before training in general pediatrics at University Hospital in Newark, NJ and Hackensack University Medical Center, where her clinical research focused on studying autonomic dysfunction in children with autism spectrum disorders. She subsequently completed her child neurology residency here at Columbia, with research interests in the neurological outcomes of children undergoing ECMO, as well as neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism.

Daniel Lowenstein, MD, assistant professor of neurology at CUMC, will be seeing outpatient pediatric neurology patients, with a focus on children with epilepsy. Dr. Lowenstein is also an attending in the pediatric epilepsy monitoring unit at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital. He completed his medical doctorate at Tel Aviv University’s Sackler School of Medicine in Israel, residency training at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, and fellowship training in epilepsy at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Alison May, MD, assistant professor of neurology at CUMC, will be seeing outpatient pediatric neurology patients, with a focus on children with epilepsy. Dr. May completed medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, pediatric residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian/ Weill Cornell Medical Center, and fellowship training in clinical neurophysiology-epilepsy at Montefiore Medical Center.

Child Neurology Opens Upper West Side Practice

In addition to new faculty, the department’s child neurology practice is growing with a new location at 21 West 86th Street that will open in early 2017, making it easier for patients and families to access ColumbiaDoctor’s world-renowned pediatric neurology services. Inpatient care and advanced testing are available at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital.

ColumbiaDoctors Child Neurology at West 86th Street is now accepting appointments for 2017, with pediatric specialists in:

  • Autism, Learning Disabilities, and Behavioral Neurology
  • Child and Adolescent Epilepsy, featuring onsite EEG testing as well as facilitated access to our inpatient Pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital
  • Concussion and Sports-Related Head Injury
  • General Child Neurology
  • Headache and Facial Pain Disorders
  • Movement Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis/Autoimmune Disorders
  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Neuropsychology Testing
  • Sleep Disorders, featuring an onsite Sleep Lab
  • Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (in our Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance-recognized treatment center)

The practice offers prompt appointment scheduling, including same-day appointments when available. Tours of the facility will be available during an upcoming open house. To make an appointment or to refer a patient, call 646-42-NEURO (646-426-3876).

ColumbiaDoctors physicians are also invited to call Child Neurology Practice Administrator Charles M. Jaramillo at 631-383-4052 with any questions.