Arezou Heshmati, MD

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology at CUMC
Arezou Heshmati, MD

Arezou Heshmati, MD is an assistant professor of neurology at CUIMC, in the Department of Neurology, Division of Child Neurology. Dr. Heshmati completed medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. She underwent pediatric neurology residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, and fellowship training in Sleep Medicine at Wayne State University. Previoulsy, Dr. Heshmati practiced pediatric neurology and sleep medicine as an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Missouri in Kansas City, where she developed a clinical and research interest in pediatric sleep disorders and narcolepsy patients. She is board certified in Pediatrics, Sleep Medicine, and Neurology with special qualification in Child Neurology. Dr. Heshamti sees both inpatient and outpatient pediatric neurology patients, and is developing and expanding a Pediatric Neurology Sleep Program at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

Dr. Heshmati sees pediatric neurology patients, both outpatient and inpatient. She has particular interest and expertise in children with sleep disorders. Dr. Heshmati offers neurodiagnostic testing services, including polysomnography (with/without extended EEG montage), actigraphy, multiple sleep latency testing, and maintenance of wakefulness testing.

Departmental Appointments

  • Department of Neurology
    Division of Child Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Child Neurology
  • Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
  • Pediatrics
  • Sleep Medicine

Areas of Expertise

  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Pediatric Sleep Medicine
  • ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
  • ADHD In Children, Adolescents and College Students
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Behavioral Sleep Medicine
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Developmental Disorder
  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
  • Headache
  • Hyperactivity
  • Insomnia
  • Language Delay
  • Language Problems
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Migraine
  • Narcolepsy
  • Pediatric Sleep Disorders
  • Seizures
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorder, Circadian, Delayed Sleep Phase Type
  • Sleep Disorders In Children
  • Sleepiness
  • Sleep Terrors
  • Sleepwalking
  • Snoring
  • Tourette's Disorder

Languages Spoken

(in addition to English)

  • Farsi

Education and Training

  • MD, 1990 Tehran University, Faculty of Medicine (Iran)
  • Residency: 1992 Children's Medical Center (Iran)
  • Residency: 2002 Sparrow Hospital
  • Residency: 2009 Massachusetts General Hospital-Harvard Univ.
  • Residency: 2009 Massachuetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship: Detroit Medical Center


  • CUMC/Harkness Pavilion

    180 Fort Washington Avenue
    New York, NY 10032
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 342-6867
    (212) 342-6865
  • ColumbiaDoctors West 86th Street

    21 West 86th Street
    New York, NY 10024
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 342-6867
    (212) 342-6865

Provider Affiliations

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

Insurance Programs

Please contact the provider's office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

  • Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NYP Employee Plan, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]
  • Affinity [Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • Amida Care [Special Needs Plan]
  • Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]
  • Emblem/GHI [Medicare Managed Care, PPO]
  • Emblem/HIP [ConnectiCare, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO, Medicare Managed Care, PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Healthfirst [Child/Family Health Plus, Leaf (Exchange), Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Local 1199 [Local 1199]
  • MagnaCare [MagnaCare]
  • Multiplan [Multiplan]
  • MVP Health Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty]
  • UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO]
  • VNSNY CHOICE [Medicare Managed Care, SelectHealth, Special Needs Plan]
  • WellCare [Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

This provider sees pediatric patients

This provider accepts new patients

Appointment Phone Number: (646) 426-3876

Past Positions

Child Neurologist and Pediatric Sleep Specialist at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO.

Committees / Societies / Memberships

American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Narcolepsy Network