Melodie R. Winawer, MD, MS

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Neurology (in the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center) at CUMC

Current Administrative Positions

  • Director of Clinical Neuroscience Education, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Dr. Winawer's clinical interests are in epilepsy and neurogenetics. Her research focuses on the genetics of epilepsy, working to identify susceptibility genes that play a role in human health and disease. She employs genetic epidemiology techniques to investigate the role of genes in raising risk for specific clinical epilepsy subtypes in human subjects, and also uses mouse models to identify genes that contribute to seizure susceptibility. She is the director of clinical neuroscience education for the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Departmental Appointments

  • Department of Neurology
    Division of Multispecialty Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Neurology

Areas of Expertise

  • Clinical Neurology
  • General Neurology
  • Genetic Disorder

Languages Spoken

(in addition to English)

  • French
  • Spanish

Education and Training

  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Internship: Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
  • Fellowship: Neurological Institute of the Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital

Locations

  • Neurological Institute of New York

    710 West 168th Street
    Floor: 2
    New York, NY 10032
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 305-6876

Centers / Institutes / Programs

  • Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center

Provider Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

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]
  • AgeWell [Medicare Managed Care, Special Needs Plan]
  • Capital District Physician Health Plan [Capital District Physician Health Plan]
  • Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [EPO, Medicare Managed Care, PPO]
  • Local 1199 [NYP Employee Plan]
  • 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, HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO]

This provider accepts new patients

Appointment Phone Number: (212) 305-6876

Contact Info

  • 212-305-6876

Committees / Societies / Memberships

  • American Neurological Association

Honors and Awards

  • National Headache Foundation, 2014 Seymour Diamond Lectureship Award

NIH Grants

  • MAKING THE INVISIBLE VISIBLE: ADVANCED MRI IN NON LESIONAL FOCAL EPILEPSY (Federal Gov)

    Sep 30 2017 - Aug 31 2020

    DO SEIZURES STIMULATE GLIOMA PROGRESSION? (Federal Gov)

    Aug 1 2017 - Jul 31 2019

    DISCOVERY OF NOVEL MOLECULAR ABNORMALITIES UNDERLYING NON-LESIONAL FOCAL EPILEPSY (Federal Gov)

    Sep 30 2014 - Jul 31 2019

    PSYCHOSOCIAL IMPACT OF GENETICS IN EPILEPSY (Federal Gov)

    Apr 1 2012 - Mar 31 2017

    EPI4K - PHENOTYPING AND CLINICAL INFORMATICS CORE (Federal Gov)

    Oct 1 2011 - Aug 31 2016

    PROJECT 2 EPI4K: GENE DISCOVERY IN 4000 EPILEPSY GENOMES (Federal Gov)

    Sep 1 2011 - Aug 31 2014

    THE HUMAN EPILEPSY PROJECT (HEP) (Private)

    Jul 1 2013 - Jun 30 2014

    THE EPILEPSY PHENOME/GENOME PROJECT (EPGP) (Federal Gov)

    May 1 2007 - Apr 30 2014

    INFANTILE SPASMS: CLINICAL AND GENETIC PREDICTORS OF OUTCOMES (Private)

    Jun 1 2013 - Mar 31 2014

    GENETICS OF MOUSE SEIZURE SUSCEPTIBILITY (Federal Gov)

    Jul 1 2008 - Jun 30 2013

    THE EPILEPSY PHENOME/GENOME PROJECT (EPGP) (Federal Gov)

    May 1 2007 - Dec 31 2012

    A MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO EPILEPSY GENETICS (Federal Gov)

    Sep 1 2004 - Aug 31 2011

    HARLEM HOSPITAL AFFILIATION CONTRACT - GENERAL (NY Local Gov)

    Jul 1 2005 - Jun 30 2008

Publications

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