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Cigdem Inan Akman, MD

Pediatric Neurology
One of America's Top Doctors - Castle Connolly Top Doctors
Specialties
Pediatric Neurology, more

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ColumbiaDoctors - Tarrytown

155 White Plains Road
Tarrytown, NY 10591
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CUIMC/Harkness Pavilion

180 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032
US
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About Cigdem Inan Akman, MD


Dr. Akman is a Professor of Neurology at CUIMC in the Departments of Neurology and Pediatrics of the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons at the medical school of Columbia University.


Dr. Akman was born and educated in Ankara, Turkey where she graduated with Honors from the School of Medicine, Ankara University. Dr. Akman completed her training in Child Neurology at State University of New York, followed by a fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy at Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Subsequently, Dr Akman joined the Division of Child Neurology and the Pediatric Epilepsy Program at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, where she participated in clinical education and patient care until 2008. Between 2008 and 2010, Dr. Akman worked as the Director of Clinical Epilepsy Research at Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine. Dr Akman returned to Columbia in 2010 and now heads both the Division of Child Neurology and the Pediatric Epilepsy Program at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.


Dr. Akman's research concentrate on epilepsy surgery, outcome of epilepsy surgery, cortical dysplasia and neurostimulation treatment for drug resistant epilepsy. Her clinical practice focuses on epilepsy surgery, Tuberous sclerosis, infantile and childhood onset epilepsy syndromes, and cerebral palsy associated with epilepsy.


Board Certifications

  • Child Neurology
  • Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology

Languages Spoken

  • Turkish

Specialties & Expertise

  • Childhood onset epilepsy
  • Drug resistant epilepsy
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Epileptic Seizures
  • Pediatric Epilepsy

Education

  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Boston
  • Medical School: Ankara University Medical School
  • Residency: State University of New York - Downstate Medical Center

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Awards & Honors

  • Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors (digital guide): 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Exceptional Women In Medicine: 2019, 2020, 2021
  • New York Magazine: Top Doctors: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • Top Doctors New York Metro Area (digital guide): 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • Top Doctors: New York Metro Area (book series): 17th Edition, 18th Edition

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