Alcibiades J. Rodriguez, MD

  • Specialties: Epilepsy, Neurology, Sleep Medicine
  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Phone: 212-871-0227

About Me

I am the medical director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center—Sleep Center, treating people with epilepsy and sleep disorders using electroencephalography (EEG) and video-EEG monitoring. I am board certified in neurology, clinical neurophysiology, and sleep medicine.

My research focuses on the effect of seizures and epilepsy on sleep. I have written multiple articles and book chapters related to distinguishing seizures that occur while a person is awake from those that occur during sleep. I have also written about differentiating between a sleep disorder and a seizure.

I collaborate with the National Institutes of Health on several projects related to sleep and neurodevelopment. As an assistant professor of neurology at NYU School of Medicine, I have helped train residents and fellows in the use of EEG as well as in epilepsy treatment and evidence-based sleep medicine, so we can meet patients’ specific needs.

I am an honorary member of the Spanish Society of Neurology, helping to organize and teach an annual sleep medicine course for general practitioners, residents, and fellows. I have been invited to lecture nationally and internationally, and I am currently the vice chair of the Lifelong Learning Development Committee of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. I am proud to have served as a major in the U.S. Army Reserve for eight years during my medical career.


  • Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
  • Director of Epilepsy SLEEP Lab
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Sleep Medicine), 2007
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, Sleep Medicine, 2005
  • Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, Clin Neurophysiology, 2004
  • Residency, New England Medical Center, Neurology, 2003
  • Residency, St. Vincent's Med. Ctr. of Richmond, Internal Medicine, 2000
  • MD from University Of Panama, 1994

Locations and Appointments

69 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 HealthPlus
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus Essential
  • 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 Essential
  • Fidelis Family Health
  • Fidelis Medicaid
  • Fidelis Medicare
  • HIP Access I
  • HIP Access II
  • HIP Child Health
  • HIP Essential
  • HIP Family Health
  • HIP Medicaid
  • HIP Medicare
  • HealthSmart (WTC)
  • Healthfirst
  • Healthfirst Essential
  • Humana Medicare
  • Local 1199 PPO
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • Medicare
  • MetroPlus Child Health
  • MetroPlus Essential
  • MetroPlus Exchange Plans
  • MetroPlus Family Health
  • MetroPlus Medicaid
  • MultiPlan/PHCS PPO
  • NY Medicaid
  • NYS Empire Plan
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford Liberty
  • Oxford Medicare
  • Tricare
  • UPN Elite
  • UnitedHealthcare Community & State Plan
  • UnitedHealthcare Core and Charter
  • UnitedHealthcare EPO
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare
  • UnitedHealthcare POS
  • UnitedHealthcare PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Top Tier
  • Visiting Nurse Service (VNS) Medicare
  • WellCare Child Health
  • WellCare Family Health
  • WellCare Medicaid
  • WellCare Medicare
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My Research


  • Evaluation of Periodic Limb Movements in Sleep and Iron Status in Children With Autism

    Lane, Rebecca; Kessler, Riley; Buckley, Ashura Williams; Rodriguez, Alcibiades; Farmer, Cristan; Thurm, Audrey; Swedo, Susan; Felt, Barbara
    Pediatric neurology. 2015 Jun 26. 53 (4): 343-349

  • Compliance with nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) in epilepsy and obstructive sleep apnea [Meeting Abstract]

    Cheng, C K; Chiang, V; Bernbaum, M L; Koziorynska, E; Rodriguez, A J
    Sleep. 2014. 37: A239-A239

  • Compliance with nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) in epilepsy and obstructive sleep apnea [Meeting Abstract]

    Cheng, C; Chiang, V; Bernbaum, M; Koziorynska, E; Rodriguez, A
    Sleep medicine. 2013 December. 14: e96-e96

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