Jennifer Gelinas, MD, PHD

Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology

Jennifer Gelinas, MD, PHD

Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology

Specialties: Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology, Pediatric NeurologyMore specialties

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21 West 86th Street
New York, NY 10024
US

Additional Locations for Jennifer Gelinas, MD, PHD

  • CUIMC/Neurological Institute of New York

    710 West 168th Street
    New York, NY 10032
    US
  • CUIMC/Harkness Pavilion

    180 Fort Washington Avenue
    New York, NY 10032
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About Jennifer Gelinas, MD, PHD


Jennifer Gelinas, MD, PhD is an assistant professor of neurology (in the Institute for Genomic Medicine and the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center) at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Dr. Gelinas obtained her medical doctorate and doctorate degrees at the University of Alberta, Canada. She subsequently completed pediatric neurology residency at the University of British Columbia, followed by an epilepsy fellowship at New York University Langone Medical Center. Dr. Gelinas' clinical practice focuses on infantile and childhood epilepsy, with a special interest in epilepsy surgery and intracranial electroencephalography (iEEG).


In her doctoral research, Dr. Gelinas studied cellular mechanisms of learning and memory in the hippocampus. Her postdoctoral fellowship was with Dr. Gyorgy Buzsaki at New York University Langone Medical Center, investigating the effects of epileptic activity on neural networks involved in cognition, as well as advanced neural interface devices for the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy. In her current research, Dr. Gelinas is focused on understanding how epileptic activity disrupts the proper development and function of neural networks. In vivo neurophysiology with advanced neural interface devices, behavioral memory tasks, responsive stimulation of neural networks, and neurocomputational methods are among the techniques used in her laboratory to investigate neural network dysfunction in epilepsy. The overall goal of her research is to identify novel biomarkers and systems level treatments for epileptic disorders, especially those affecting neonates and children.


Board Certifications

  • Neurology

Expertise

  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Epileptic Seizures
  • Intracranial Electroencephalography (iEEG)
  • Neural Interface Devices
  • Pediatric Epilepsy
  • Pediatric Neurology

Education

  • Fellowship: New York University Langone Medical Center, Neuroscience Institute
  • Fellowship: New York University Langone Medical Center
  • Residency: British Columbia Children's Hospital, Canada
  • Residency: University Of British Columbia Hospital

Titles & Positions

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology (in the IGM and GH Sergievsky Center)

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

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