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Andrew J. Westwood, MD, MRCP(UK)
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
Division of Epilepsy and Sleep Disorders


Email: aw2807@columbia.edu

Education:
  • BA: Cambridge University (United Kingdom)
  • MA: Cambridge University (United Kingdom)
  • MB BChir: Cambridge University (United Kingdom)
  • Internship: Hospital of St Raphael's, New Haven, CT
  • Residency: Neurology, Boston University, Boston, MA
  • Fellowship: Sleep Medicine, Boston University, Boston, MA
Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology - Sleep Medicine

Office Locations:
710 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032

51 West 51st Street, Suite 380
New York, NY 10019

Telephone (for appointments): 646-426-3876

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Biography
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Dr. Westwood completed his neuroscience and medical training at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom. He was a resident in Neurology at Boston University Medical Center, where he also completed an accredited fellowship in Sleep Medicine. He has joined the Division of Epilepsy and the Sleep Disorders Center in the Department of Neurology as the first full-time sleep specialist. Apart from his interest in the care of patients with sleep disorders, Dr. Westwood has a particular interest in behavioral neurology and neurodegenerative diseases. In addition to being a Diplomate of the Royal College of Physicians in the UK, with a special certification in Neurology, Dr. Westwood is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Research

Dr. Andrew Westwood has a strong interest in behavioral neurology with a particular interest in the relationship of sleep and neurodegenerative disorders. During medical school he worked with Dr. Goedert and Dr. Spillantini at Cambridge University, using an animal model of frontotemporal dementia. Dr. Westwood went on to work on the relationship of anxiety in aphasia with Dr. Martin Albert, Director of the Harold Goodglass Aphasia Research Center, and Dr. Cahana-Amitay. He has undertaken projects in neuroepidemiology in the Framingham Heart Study under the mentorship of Dr. Sudha Seshadri. These have included the relationship of insulin-like growth factor-1 and Alzheimer's disease, as well as sleep duration and development of dementia. In addition to clinical research, Dr. Westwood also has a strong interest in clinical teaching.

Specialties

General Clinical Neurology with interests in disorders of sleep, behavioral neurology, dementia, and neuropsychiatry.

Diagnostics include polysomnography (in-lab and ambulatory with/without extended EEG montage), actigraphy, multiple sleep latency testing, maintenance of wakefulness testing.



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