Orrin Devinsky, MD

  • Specialties: Epilepsy, Neurology
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 646-558-0803

About Me

Conditions and Treatments

epilepsy, tuberous sclerosis

Credentials

Positions

  • Professor, Department of Neurology
  • Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
  • Professor, Department of Psychiatry
  • Dir Comprehensive Epilepsy Ctr

Board Certifications

    1987
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology - Neurology

Education and Training

  • 1988
  • Fellowship, National Institute of Health
  • 1986
  • Residency, New York Presbyterian - Weill Cornell Medical Center, Neurology
  • 1982
  • MD from Harvard Medical School

Departments

Locations and Appointments

53 Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Indemnity
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Affinity
  • Affinity Exchange- Essential
  • Cigna EPO/POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • ElderPlan
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Healthy NY
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield MediBlue
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathways, Enhanced
  • Fidelis Child Health
  • Fidelis Exchange
  • Fidelis Family Health
  • Fidelis Medicaid
  • Fidelis Medicare
  • GHI CBP
  • HIP Access I
  • HIP Access II
  • HIP Child Health
  • HIP EPO/PPO
  • HIP HMO
  • HIP Medicare
  • HIP POS
  • Humana Medicare
  • Local 1199 PPO
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • MetroPlus Child Health
  • MetroPlus Exchange Plans
  • MetroPlus Family Health
  • MetroPlus Medicaid
  • MultiPlan/PHCS PPO
  • Oxford Exchange
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford Liberty
  • Oxford Medicare
  • UPN Elite
  • United Exchange- Compass
  • UnitedHealthcare Community & State Plan
  • UnitedHealthcare EPO
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare
  • UnitedHealthcare POS
  • UnitedHealthcare PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Top Tier
  • Visiting Nurse Service (VNS) Medicare
*Insurance listed above may not be accepted at all office locations. Please confirm prior to each visit. The information presented here may not be complete or may have been changed.

NYU Langone Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
223 East 34th Street
New York, NY 10016

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My Research

Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders

The Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, directed by Orrin Devinsky, M.D., offers multidisciplinary evaluation, medical treatment and surgical intervention for epilepsies by a team of epileptologists, neuropsychologists, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists, and other specially trained support personnel. The major goal of the Center is to provide comprehensive care to people with epilepsy. Routine and advanced diagnostic studies, 10 clinical pharmacologic trials, and a variety of therapeutic interventions are carried out to better understand the disorder and improve treatment.

Dr. Devinsky and his co-investigators are presently conducting studies of several investigational antiepileptic medications such as topiramate, tiagabine, lamotrigine, vigabatrin, oxcarbazepine, and remacemide, as well as vagal nerve stimulator implantation. The Comprehensive Epilepsy Center offers 16 inpatient video-EEG-monitored beds in a specialized Epilepsy Monitoring Unit. Each bed has the capacity for 64 channels of EEG data with on-line computer analysis for 24-hour seizure and spike detection.

Preoperative neuropsychological assessment, invasive monitoring including depth and subdural electrode studies, intraoperative electrocorticography and functional localization of language, motor and sensory areas permits precise surgical approaches to remove epileptic tissue while sparing necessary brain areas.

Publications

  • Thalamic functional connectivity predicts seizure laterality in individual TLE patients: Application of a biomarker development strategy

    Barron, Daniel S; Fox, Peter T; Pardoe, Heath; Lancaster, Jack; Price, Larry R; Blackmon, Karen; Berry, Kristen; Cavazos, Jose E; Kuzniecky, Ruben; Devinsky, Orrin; Thesen, Thomas 2015; 273-280, NeuroImage: Clinical — id: 1440432, year: 2015, page: 273, stat: Journal Article
  • The corpus callosum and recovery of working memory after epilepsy surgery

    Blackmon, Karen; Pardoe, Heath R; Barr, William B; Ardekani, Babak A; Doyle, Werner K; Devinsky, Orrin; Kuzniecky, Ruben; Thesen, Thomas 2015 Feb; 277-284, Epilepsia — id: 1465932, year: 2015, page: 277, stat: JOURNAL ARTICLE
  • WEED: Marijuana, Medicine and Neuroscience: History of the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award

    Devinsky, Orrin; Cohen, Lisa R; Selig, Roni 2015 Apr; 357-361, Neurosurgery — id: 1506162, year: 2015, page: 357, stat: Journal Article
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