Jennifer M. Bain, MD, PhD

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology at CUMC
Jennifer M. Bain, MD, PhD

Jennifer Bain, MD, PhD, is an assistant professor of neurology at CUIMC, in the Division of Child Neurology. Dr. Bain completed her MD and PhD at Rutgers—New Jersey Medical School. Her thesis work focused on cytokine signaling and progenitor cell differentiation after perinatal hypoxic-ischemic injury. She continued her training in general pediatrics at University Hospital in Newark, NJ and Hackensack University Medical Center, where her clinical research focused on studying autonomic dysfunction in children with autism spectrum disorders.

Dr. Bain subsequently completed her child neurology residency here at Columbia, with research interests in the neurological outcomes of children undergoing extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), as well as neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism. She is interested in genetic causes of neurodevelopmental disorders, with a special interest in HNRNPH2-related disorders.

She sees both inpatient and outpatient pediatric neurology patients, and provides programs for neurodevelopmental disabilities, neurogenetic disorders as well as a follow-up clinic for ECMO survivors.

Departmental Appointments

  • Department of Neurology
    Division of Child Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology

Areas of Expertise

  • Pediatric Neurology
  • ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
  • ADHD In Children, Adolescents and College Students
  • Autism
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Developmental Disorder
  • Hyperactivity
  • Language Delay
  • Language Problems
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Neonatal Neurology
  • Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
  • Neurogenetics
  • Pediatric Autism
  • Pediatric Movement Disorders
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder
  • Tourette's Disorder

Languages Spoken

(in addition to English)

  • Spanish

Education and Training

  • MD, PhD, Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School
  • Internship: Hackensack University Medical Center
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Residency: 2016 NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical C
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University 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

NIH Grants


    Aug 1 2011 - Jul 31 2017