One of America's Top Doctors:
Rated One of New York
Magazine's Best Doctors:
Darryl C. De Vivo, MD
Sidney Carter Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics
Co-Director, Motor Neuron Center
Associate Chairman for Pediatric Neurosciences and Developmental Neurobiology
Founding Director of the Colleen Giblin Research Laboratories for Pediatric Neurology
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Neurology) with special competence in Child Neurology
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Dr. Darryl C. De Vivo, M.D., is the Sidney Carter Professor of Neurology, Professor of Pediatrics, and Director Emeritus (1979-2000) of the Pediatric Neurology Service at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City. He also is the Associate Chairman for Pediatric Neurosciences and Developmental Neurobiology, the Founding Director of the Colleen Giblin Research Laboratories for Pediatric Neurology at Columbia University Medical Center and the Co-Director of the Center for Motor Neuron Biology and Disease (MNC). Dr. De Vivo was a Director for Neurology and President of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Secretary of the American Academy of Neurology, and President of the Child Neurology Society. He completed postgraduate training in medicine, pediatrics, and neurology at the Massachusetts Memorial Hospital and the Massachusetts General Hospital, as well as at the National Institutes of Health where he was a Clinical Associate in Neurology. He has published more than 400 original articles and reviews, lectures extensively in the U.S. and abroad, serves on several editorial boards and advisory committees, and is a former associate editor for Rudolph's Textbook of Pediatrics. He is a current editor of "Neuromuscular disorders in Infancy, Childhood and Adolescence: A Clinician's Approach", recognized as the standard reference in the field.
Research Interests: Genetically-determined metabolic diseases that affect the developing brain and neuromuscular system. Specific disorders include Glut1 Deficiency, mitochondrial diseases, epilepsy, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy and other pediatric neuromuscular diseases.
Clinical Interests: Child neurology, neuromuscular disorders, neurometabolic disorders and neurogenetics.