Zachary Grinspan, M.D., M.S.

Pediatric Neurology

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Biographical Info

Dr. Zachary Grinspan is the Interim Chief of Child Neurology and 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 an Associate Professor in Pediatrics and in Population Health Sciences, and holds a Masters of Science in Biostatistics. He is also a Nanette Laitman Clinical Scholar at 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 K12 NSADA). He is board certified in Pediatrics and Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology.

A national leader in pediatric epilepsy research, he has more than 100 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 supported including a CDC funded study of the epidemiology of rare epilepsies in New York City, a 25-center grant to build a national learning healthcare system for pediatric epilepsy, and an NIH study to study seizures in newborns.

Board Certifications
American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Child Neurology)
Clinical Expertise
Pediatric Epilepsy
  • M.S.
    Columbia University, School of Public Health
  • M.D.
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
  • B.S.
    Yale University
  • Associate Attending Pediatrician
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Associate Professor of Population Health Sciences
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

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