Jennifer Gelinas, MD, PhD

Academic Appointments

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

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.

Departmental Appointments

  • Department of Neurology
    Division of Child Neurology

Areas of Expertise

  • Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Epileptic Seizures
  • Neural Interface Devices
  • Pediatric Epilepsy
  • Intracranial Electroencephalography (iEEG)
  • Epilepsy Surgery

Education and Training

  • MD, University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine (Canada)
  • PhD, University of Alberta (Canada)
  • Residency: British Columbia Children's Hospital, Canada
  • Fellowship: New York University Langone Medical Center, Neuroscience Institute
  • Fellowship: New York University Langone Medical Center

Locations

  • CUMC/Neurological Institute of New York

    710 West 168th Street
    New York, NY 10032
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 342-6867
    Fax:
    (212) 342-6865
  • CUMC/Harkness Pavilion

    180 Fort Washington Avenue
    Floor: 5
    New York, NY 10032
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 342-6867
    Fax:
    (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
    Fax:
    (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

Teaching Responsibilities

Science mentor for Independent Science Program (high school level), 2015-2016

NYU Neuroscience Outreach Organizer and Volunteer, 2014-2015

Science Mentor for i2 Science Challenge Program, 2013-2014

Laboratory Coordinator for CRISP (Clinically Rich Integrated Science Program), 2013-2014

Resident Lecturer at Neurology Academic Half-Day, University of British Columbia, 2011-2013

Neurology Resident Advisor for Pediatric Clerkship e-Health Initiative, University of British Columbia, 2010-2011

Teaching Assistant for Pediatrics Resident Half-Day, University of British Columbia, 2010-2011

Honors and Awards

Laura MacRae Award, Department of Pediatrics, BC Children’s Hospital, Award for Excellence in Pediatric Medicine, 2013

NIH Grants

  • EXPANSION OF THE FOCAL EPILEPTIC NETWORK: IDENTIFYING PREDICTORS AND THERAPEUTIC TARGETS (Private)

    Sep 1 2018 - Aug 31 2019

    MECHANISMS OF RAPID, FLEXIBLE COGNITIVE CONTROL IN HUMAN PREFRONTAL CORTEX (Federal Gov)

    Sep 30 2018 - Jul 31 2019

Publications

Khodagholy D*, Gelinas JN*, Buzsaki G (2017) Learning-enhanced coupling between ripple oscillations in association cortices and hippocampus. Science 358:369-372.

Gelinas JN, Khodagholy D, Thesen T, Devinsky O, Buzsaki G (2016) Interictal epileptiform discharges induced hippocampal-cortical coupling in temporal lobe epilepsy. Nat Med 22: 641–648.

Khodagholy D*, Gelinas JN*, Zhao Z*, Yeh M, Long M, Greenlee JD, Doyle W, Devinsky O, Buzsáki G (2016) Organic electronics for high-resolution electrocorticography of the human brain. Science Advances 09 Nov 2016: DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1601027

Watson BO, Levenstein D, Greene JP, Gelinas JN, Buzsáki G (2016) Network homeostasis and state dynamics of neocortical sleep. Neuron Apr 27. pii: S0896-6273(16)30056-3. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2016.03.036.

Krook-Magnusson E*, Gelinas JN*, Soltesz I, Buzsaki G (2015) Neuroelectronics and biooptics: closed-loop technologies in neurological disorders. JAMA Neurol 72:823-9.

Khodagholy D, Gelinas JN, Thesen T, Doyle W, Devinsky O, Malliaras G, Buzsaki G (2015) NeuroGrid: recording action potentials from the surface of the brain. Nat Neurosci 18:310-5.

Liao P*, Gelinas JN*, Sirrs S (2014) Phenotypic variability of Krabbe disease across the lifespan.  Can J Neurol Sci 41:5-12.

Gelinas JN, Fitzpatrick KP, Kim HC, Bjornson BH (2014) Cerebellar language mapping and cerebral language dominance in pediatric epilepsy surgery patients. Neuroimage: Clinical 6:296-306.

Gelinas JN*, Liao P*, Lehman A, Stockler S, Sirrs S (2012).  Krabbe disease – a potentially treatable white matter disorder.  Neurology 79:e170-2.

Gelinas JN, Battison A, Smith S, Connolly MC, Steinbok P (2011).  Electrocorticography and seizure outcomes in children with lesional epilepsy. Childs Nerv Syst 27:381-90.

O’Dell TJ, Connor SA, Gelinas JN, Nguyen PV (2010).  Viagra for your synapses: Enhancement of long-term potentiation by activation of beta-adrenergic receptors.  Cell Signal 22: 728-36.

Gelinas JN, Tenorio G, Lemon N, Abel T, Nguyen PV (2008).  Beta-adrenergic receptor activation during distinct patterns of stimulation critically modulates the PKA-dependence of LTP in the mouse hippocampus.  Learn Mem 15: 281-9.

Gelinas JN, Banko JL, Peters MM, Klann E, Weeber EJ, Nguyen PV (2008).  Activation of exchange protein activated by cyclic-AMP enhances long-lasting synaptic potentiation in the hippocampus.  Learn Mem 15: 403-11.

Gelinas JN, Banko JL, Hou L, Sonenberg N, Weeber EJ, Klann E, Nguyen PV (2007) ERK and mTOR signalling couple beta-adrenergic receptors to translation initiation machinery to gate induction of protein synthesis-dependent LTP.  J Biol Chem 282: 27527-35.

Gelinas JN and Nguyen PV (2007) Neuromodulation of hippocampal synaptic plasticity, learning, and memory by noradrenaline.  Central Nervous System Agents in Medicinal Chemistry 7:1-17.

Gelinas JN and Nguyen PV (2005) -adrenergic receptor activation facilitates induction of a protein synthesis-dependent late phase of long-term potentiation.  J Neurosci 25:3294-3303.

*these authors contributed equally

For a complete list of publications, please visit PubMed.gov