Cigdem Inan Akman, MD
Cigdem Inan Akman, MD
One of America's Top Doctors - Castle Connolly Top Doctors
Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors

Cigdem Inan Akman, MD

Pediatric Neurology
One of America's Top Doctors - Castle Connolly Top Doctors
Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors
Specialties
Pediatric Neurology, Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology, more

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CUIMC/Harkness Pavilion

180 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032
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155 White Plains Road
Tarrytown, NY 10591
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  • AETNA
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  • Amida Care
  • CIGNA
  • Emblem/GHI
  • Emblem/Hip
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Healthplus
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  • Healthfirst
  • Local 1199
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  • Multiplan
  • MVP Health Care
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  • VNSNY CHOICE
  • WellCare
  • World Trade Center Health Plan

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About Cigdem Inan Akman, MD

Dr. Akman is a Professor of Neurology at CUIMC in the Departments of Neurology and Pediatrics of the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University.


Dr. Akman was born and educated in Ankara, Turkey where she graduated with Honors from the School of Medicine, Ankara University. Dr. Akman completed her training in Child Neurology at State University of New York, followed by a fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy at Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Subsequently, Dr Akman joined the Division of Child Neurology and the Pediatric Epilepsy Program at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, where she participated in clinical education and patient care until 2008. Between 2008 and 2010, Dr. Akman worked as the Director of Clinical Epilepsy Research at Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine. Dr Akman returned to Columbia in 2010 and now heads both the Division of Child Neurology and the Pediatric Epilepsy Program at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.


Dr. Akman's research concentrate on epilepsy surgery, outcome of epilepsy surgery, cortical dysplasia and neurostimulation treatment for drug resistant epilepsy. Her clinical practice focuses on epilepsy surgery, Tuberous sclerosis, infantile and childhood onset epilepsy syndromes, and cerebral palsy associated with epilepsy.


Board Certifications

  • Child Neurology
  • Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
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Expertise

  • Childhood onset epilepsy

  • Drug resistant epilepsy

  • Epilepsy Surgery

  • Epileptic Seizures

  • Pediatric Epilepsy

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Education

  • Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Boston

  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

  • Medical School: Ankara University Medical School

  • Residency: State University of New York - Downstate Medical Center

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Titles & Positions

  • Director, Pediatric Epilepsy Program

  • Director, Tuberous Sclerosis Program at CUIMC

  • Professor of Neurology at CUMC

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Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Education

  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Boston
  • Medical School: Ankara University Medical School
  • Residency: State University of New York - Downstate Medical Center

Awards & Honors

  • Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors (digital guide): 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Exceptional Women In Medicine: 2019, 2020, 2021
  • New York Magazine: Top Doctors: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • Top Doctors New York Metro Area (digital guide): 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • Top Doctors: New York Metro Area (book series): 17th Edition, 18th Edition

Titles & Positions

  • Director, Pediatric Epilepsy Program
  • Director, Tuberous Sclerosis Program at CUIMC
  • Professor of Neurology at CUMC

Board Certifications

  • Child Neurology
  • Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology

Languages Spoken

  • Turkish