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Robert H. Fryer, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
Division of Child Neurology


  • Undergraduate: Brown University
  • Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Georgetown University Hospital (Pediatrics)
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center (Child Neurology)
Board Certification: Neurology, with special qualification in Child Neurology

Office Location:
ColumbiaDoctors Midtown
51 West 51st Street, Suite 310
New York, NY 10019

Telephone (for appointments): 646-426-3876
Office Telephone: 212-342-6867
Fax: 212-326-3355

Insurance: Aetna, Affinity, CIGNA, Empire BC/BS, Healthfirst, Healthplus/Amerigroup, HIP, Neighborhood Health Providers, 1199, Oxford, United Healthcare, and Medicare *Please verify insurance participation with the physician's office when making an appointment.

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Dr. Fryer is a specialist in pediatric migraine and sees both children and teens with headache disorders in our comprehensive Columbia Headache Center. In addition, Dr. Fryer specializes in treating pediatric patients with a wide range of general neurologic issues, including seizures, developmental delay, concussion, etc.

In research, Dr. Fryer has focused on the elucidation of genes involved in neuronal migration, a key early step in CNS development. Dr. Fryer was able to identify a gene, Nisch, which regulates trafficking of receptors to the cell surface of migrating neurons. Mutations in this gene have recently been identified in patients with autistic spectrum disorders.

  • headaches
  • concussion
  • developmental delay
  • seizures
  • macrocephaly
  • cerebral palsy
  • autoimmune neurologic disorders
  • stroke
  • moyamoya disease
  • and other neurologic disorders
Recipient of a Neurological Sciences Academic Development Award (NSADA), and a grant from the Starr Foundation.

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