Devorah Segal, MD, PhD
Pediatric Neurology
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Devorah Segal, MD, PhD

Pediatric Neurology

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Accepts New Patients
Gender: Female
Language: English


Specialties and Expertise


  • Child Neurology
  • Pediatric Neuro-Oncology
  • Neurogenetics


  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Headache
  • Tic
  • Migraine
  • Hypotonia
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorder
  • Pediatric Brain Tumors
  • Congenital Neurologic Anomalies

Personal Statement

I am proud to be a part of an institution that provides the highest quality care to patients and their families. I believe in partnering with families as a team to maximize the potential of children with neurologic disorders. Children are incredibly resilient and adaptive, and my patients continue to inspire me. It is a privilege to help care for children with neurologic, neuro-oncologic, and neurogenetic disorders.


Devorah Segal, MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medical College and Assistant Attending Pediatrician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. She is board certified in Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology.

Dr. Segal received her B.A. in Chemistry at Brooklyn College, City University of New York. She then earned her MD and a PhD in Neuroscience at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She served as a resident in Pediatrics at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, where she remained to complete her Pediatric Neurology residency training. Dr. Segal completed a fellowship in Pediatric Neuro-Oncology at NYU Langone Medical Center prior to joining Weill Cornell in the Division of Child Neurology.

Dr. Segal's clinical interests include neurogenetic disorders, pediatric headache, pediatric stroke, pediatric neuro-oncology, neurocutaneous disorders such as neurofibromatosis types 1 and 2, and other brain tumor predisposition syndromes.  Dr. Segal is a member of the Weill Cornell Center for Neurogenetics and is part of ongoing clinical research into several rare neurogenetic disorders, in collaboration with teams around the world.


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society 

NIH Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) Fellow 

NIH Individual NRSA F31 Fellowship 

Dr. Morris B. Bender Award in Clinical Neurology, Icahn Mount Sinai School of Medicine 

Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award

Golden Apple Resident Teaching Award, New Jersey Medical School (2013)

Golden Apple Resident Teaching Award, New Jersey Medical School (2014) 

Golden Apple Resident Teaching Award, New Jersey Medical School (2015)


Board Certifications

  • Neurology With Special Qualifications In Child Neurology

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Assistant Attending Pediatrician - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.D., Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 2010
  • Ph.D., Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 2008
  • B.A., Brooklyn College, City University of New York, 2002


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this physician is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare of NY

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