Co-morbidities of epilepsy
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|Board Certifications||Certifed as a Pediatric Nurse Practioner (PNP)
|Medical School||Columbia University, Masters of Science in Nursing (magna cum laude), Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, 2001
|Academic Appointment||Instructor in Clinical Nursing, Columbia University, PNP program
|From the doctor||Patty McGoldrick is part of a unique collaborative partnership with Steven Wolf MD, Co-Director the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at Continuum. Her clinical focus is on the management of epilepsy, from birth to adulthood, with a special emphasis on the management of intractable epilepsy in infancy and childhood. Her interests include patient education; facilitating the ability of parents and caregivers to navigate the often treacherous and difficult waters of life for those with epilepsy as well as those who also struggle with developmental delays and co-morbidities. She is committed to improving the quality of life for people with epilepsy and their families and caregivers.
Ms. McGodlrick’s research interests include epilepsy surgery, especially for patients with developmental delays and autism. She has worked with Dr. Wolf and Dr. Saadi Ghatan to spearhead the growth and success of the epilepsy surgery program at Beth Israel and Roosevelt,. Other research interests include the genetics of epilepsy, and epilepsy associated with autism and cerebral palsy. Her current research includes epilepsy surgery outcomes and treatment for genetically mediated epilepsies.
In addition to treating epilepsy and its co-morbidities, Ms. McGoldrick takes a special interest in the management of childhood headaches, including prevention and acute treatment,
Ms. McGoldrick has authored numerous patient educational materials, including books on epilepsy, the comorbidities of epilepsy, the vagal nerve stimulator, headaches and epilepsy surgery. She has co-authored peer reviewed manuscripts and book chapters and had presented posters and presentations at many national and international meetings, including the American Epilepsy Society and the International Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Conference. She speaks at regional and national medical events and to lay audiences on epilepsy, developmental delays, headaches and epilepsy surgery. With Dr. Wolf, she appears on numerous Webinars and Youtube videos that were created to educate the public about epilepsy.
Ms. McGoldrick was honored in 2013 by SAIL at Ferncliff in Yonkers for her support of the disabled community. She was also the recipient of a preceptor of the year award form the NYU School of Nursing and received a Nurse Investigator Award from the American Epilepsy Society.
With Dr. Wolf, she has spearheaded a telemedicine program to bring neurological care to residents of upstate New York, who have limited access to neurological care and may be unable to travel easily to a major center.
Ms. McGoldrick is a graduate of the College of Mt. St. Vincent, where she was awarded a Bachelors of Science in Nursing,. She also was awarded a Masters Degree in Public Administration from New York University and a Masters of Science in Nursing from Columbia University. She is Board Certified by the Pediatric Nursing C Board and is an adjunct faculty member at Columbia University. Her training in child neurology and epilepsy took place at Roosevelt and Beth Israel Hospitals and she maintains appointments at Beth Israel, St. Lukes-Roosevelt;, St. Joseph’s Hospital , Metropolitan Hospital and outpatient programs for patients with developmental delay at United Cerebral Palsy, Heartshare-Wellness, SAIL at Ferncliff, and the Center for Discovery.
Ms. McGoldrick speaks nationally and is a member of the American Epilepsy Society, and sits on it’s Practice Management Committee.
She blogs on the Epilepsy Foundation of New York website.
The Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at Continuum provides state of the art care to persons with epilepsy. The is incudes inpatient monitoring as well as EEGs, that are available to outpatients in Westchester, at Roosevelt and St. Luke’s Hospitals and on the upper West Side
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