Claudia A. Chiriboga, MD, MPH
Interim Division Director; Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology and Pediatrics
Division of Child Neurology
Neurology with special qualification in child neurology
Harkness Pavillion 552
180 Fort Washington Ave
New York, NY, 10032
Office Telephone: 212-305-8549; 212-305-6833
Office Fax: 212-305-1253
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Dr. Chiriboga is Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology and Pediatrics of the Division of Pediatric Neurology, Departments of Neurology and Pediatrics, College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University.
Dr. Chiriboga was born in Peru and educated in Argentina, where she graduated with Honors from the Faculty of Medicine at the National University of Buenos Aires in 1982. Dr. Chiriboga completed training in pediatrics at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital in 1985. After completing her training in child neurology in 1988 at the Neurological Institute and Babies Hospital of Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, Dr. Chiriboga joined the Division of Pediatric Neurology at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. Subsequently, she completed a Neuroepidemiology fellowship at Sergievsky Center and received a Master in Public Health from the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University.
Dr. Chiriboga is a member of the Pediatric Neuromuscular Center and SMA Clinical Research Center at CUMC. She is active in SMA clinical research and currently has several clinical studies under way (ISIS antisense oligonucleotide trials (SMNRx), a 4-AP study and Neuronext SMA Biomarker study). She is also co-Principle Investigator of the NeuroNEXT study at Columbia.
In addition to her neuromuscular interest, Dr. Chiriboga has extensive experience in developmental disorders, cerebral palsy and the treatment of spasticity, including oral therapy and botulinum toxin injections. Her clinical practice also includes neurobehavioral neurology and migraine, including botox injections and the treatment of neurological complications of POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome).