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Melodie R. Winawer, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Neurology
Gertrude H. Sergeivsky Center
Clinical Neurology Division


  • MD: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA
  • MS: (Epidemiology) Columbia University/Mailman School of Public Health, NY
  • Residency: Columbia University/NY-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Fellowship: (Epilepsy/Neuroepidemiology) Columbia University/Neurological Institute of New York/NY-Presbyterian Hospital
Board Certification:
American Board of Neurology

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

Office Telephone (patient care): 212-305-6876
Office Telephone (research): 212-342-1336

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Clinical Biography
Dr. Winawer sees adult patients with a variety of neurological disorders in the department's Division of General Clinical Neurology. Her particular areas of expertise are epilepsy and epilepsy genetics.

Research Biography
In addition to her clinical activities, Dr. Winawer utilizes her expertise in genetic epidemiology and translational neuroscience to conduct research in the area of epilepsy genetics. Dr. Winawer investigates the genetics of human epilepsy, and studies the genetics of mouse seizure susceptibility in the laboratory, designing projects that integrate mouse and human genetics. She brings additional expertise in statistical genetics and bioinformatics to this work. This combination of skills and knowledge allows Dr. Winawer to collaborate in innovative ways with basic scientists, statistical geneticists, epidemiologists, and clinicians, bridging clinical and basic science fields to create collaborative multidisciplinary research projects in the United States and internationally.

  • Neurological Disorders in Adults
  • Elected to the American Neurological Association, 2012
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society
  • Yale University: Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa

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