Language: English
Gender: Male
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Child Neurology
505 East 70th Street , Helmsley Tower, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10021
(212) 746-8137
(212) 746-3278

Specialties & Expertise


  • Pediatric Neurology


  • Pediatric Epilepsy

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 - Medicare
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - NYPH Employees Only
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X Enhanced
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care - Community Plan
  • United Health Care
  • WellCare Health Plans


Board Certifications

  • Neurology With Special Qualifications In Child Neurology
  • Pediatrics

Clinical & Academic Positions

Associate Professor of Healthcare Policy and Research
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Associate Attending Pediatrician
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education & Training

  • M.S., Columbia University, School of Public Health, 2013
  • M.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, 2004
  • B.S., Yale University, 1996


Dr. Zachary Grinspan is the Director of the Pediatric Epilepsy Program at Weill Cornell Medicine and the NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children's Hospital at Weill Cornell Medical Center.   He is also an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics and in Healthcare Policy & Research, and holds a Masters of Science in Biostatistics. Since 2015, he has served as the Nanette Laitman Clinical Scholar in Healthcare Policy and Research/Community Health Weill Cornell Medicine.

Dr. Grinspan received his undergraduate degree from Yale University, and his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He completed a residency in Pediatrics at the Mass General Hospital for Children in Boston, a residency in child neurology at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City, and a fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx in 2011. He then completed a post-doctoral research program in quality of care and clinical informatics at Weill Cornell Medicine, funded through the National Institutes of Health Neurologic Science Academic Development Award (NIH NSADA). He is board certified in Pediatrics and Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology.

A national leader in pediatric epilepsy research, he has 33 published research articles including collaborations with international experts across multiple disciplines (epilepsy, emergency medicine, critical care, health services research, informatics, biostatistics, machine learning, engineering, and economics). He leads several large multi-centered research projects, including a CDC funded study of the epidemiology of rare epilepsies in New York City, and a 16-center grant to build a national learning healthcare system for pediatric epilepsy.