Jay E. Selman, MD

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Clinical Pediatric Neurology

Dr. Jay Selman is Professor of Clinical Child Neurology in the Division of Child Neurology/Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC). He is also Chief of Neurology at Blythedale Children’s Hospital in Valhalla, New York.

Dr. Selman completed his undergraduate studies at Washington University (St Louis) and then an MS in Speech and Hearing Science at the Central Institute for the Deaf, Washington University (St. Louis). He graduated from University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (Dallas) and then completed residencies in Pedatrics and Neurology with a fellowship in Pediatric Neurology at Jacobi-Einstein- Montefiore Program (Bronx, NY). Dr. Selman also completed extensive EEG training at Columbia University Medical Center.

Dr. Selman was in private practice in Westchester County and New York City for many years. During that time he was also on the faculties of New York Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center, and Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

Dr. Selman has worked at Blythedale Children’s Hospital since 2002 and has been Chief of Neurology since 2007.

Current research interests include the care and followup of children with Anti NMDA Receptor Encephalitis and the care of children with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury. He has presented research related to these areas of interest at national and international meetings. He has also developed a database registry for patients with autism.

Dr. Selman’s areas of clinical practice include headaches and migraines, autism, ADHD, developmental disabilities, concussions and head trauma, stroke, spasticity, cerebral palsy, tics and Tourette syndrome.

Boards and other certifications:

ABPN – Sleep Medicine

American Board of Pediatrics

Departmental Appointments

  • Department of Neurology
    Division of Child Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
  • Neurology
  • Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
  • Clinical Neurophysiology

Areas of Expertise

  • Neurological use of Botox
  • Migraines
  • Tourette's Disorder
  • Spasticity
  • Language Problems
  • Language Delay
  • PANS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neurological Syndrome)
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Sickle cell and stroke
  • Snoring
  • post NICU (neonatal ICU) neurology
  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
  • Anti MOG (myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • anti NMDA receptor encephalitis
  • Hyperactivity
  • Athetosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Tic Disorder
  • Neurocutaneous disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Tuberous sclerosis
  • PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neurological Disorders Associated with Streptococcal infection)
  • Guillain-Barre
  • Cerebral Vascular Malformation
  • Movement Disorders
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autoimmune encephalitis
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Chorea
  • von Hippel Lindau
  • Cataplexy
  • Sleep resistance
  • Pediatric Brain Tumors
  • Spinal Vascular Malformation
  • Stroke
  • Choreo-athetosis
  • Pediatric Attention Deficit (Add)
  • ADEM - acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis
  • Narcolepsy
  • LGI1 encephalitis
  • Insomnia
  • Neurology complications of lupus
  • Sleep Disorders In Children
  • AVM, brain/spinal cord
  • Weakness
  • Toe walking
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Brain Injury
  • Epileptic Seizures
  • Developmental Disorder
  • Headache
  • Epilepsy

Languages Spoken

(in addition to English)

  • Spanish

Education and Training

  • The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center


  • 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
  • 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, NY Signature, NYP Employee Plan, 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