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Steven M. Wolf, MD
Director, Pediatric Epilepsy and Co-Director, Epilepsy Unit, Beth Israel Medical Center; Director of Pediatric Neurology, St. Luke's-Roosevelt, Co-Director of Tuberous Sclerosis Clinic, Practice is in collaboration with Patricia McGoldrick, NP, MPA
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American Board of Pediatrics, 1996
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Child Neurology, 1996
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology, 1997
Albany Medical College, NY, 1989
Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, 1990-1991
EEG-Epilepsy, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, 1994-1995
Pediatric Neurology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, 1991-1994
Associate Professor of Neurology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
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Dr. Wolf, Co-Director of a Level Four Epilepsy Center, runs a collaborative practice with
Dr. Wolf is part of a unique collaborative partnership with Patty McGoldrick, NP. His clinical focus centers on the management of epilepsy, from birth to adulthood, with a special emphasis on the management of intractable epilepsy in infancy and childhood. His interests lie in patient education, and his commitment is to improving the quality of life for people with epilepsy and their families and caregivers. This is manifested by his commitment to caring for the developmentally delayed and those with catastrophic and genetically mediated epilepsies, from birth to adulthood.
Dr. Wolf’s research interests include epilepsy surgery, including its use in patients who might otherwise be deemed ineligible for such interventions, such as the developmentally delayed and young children. He has spearheaded the growth and success of the epilepsy surgery program at Beth Israel and Roosevelt, working hand in hand with Saadi Ghatan, MD, Vice-Chair of Neurosurgery. Other research interests include the genetics of epilepsy , and epilepsy associated with autism and cerebral palsy. Current research includes epilepsy surgery outcomes and treatment for genetically mediated epilepsies. Interests include treatment of genetically mediated epilepsies, included Dravet’s syndrome, Aicardi syndrome, infantile spasms, and Otahara syndrome.
In addition to the epilepsy program, Dr. Wolf takes a special interest in the management of childhood headaches, including prevention and acute treatment.
Dr. Wolf has authored numerous patient educational materials, including books on epilepsy, the comorbidities of epilepsy, the vagal nerve stimulator, headaches and epilepsy surgery. He has authored and co-authored peer reviewed manuscripts and book chapters and had presented posters and presentations at many regional, national and international meetings, including the American Epilepsy Society and the International Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Conference. He is frequently invited to speak to both lay audiences and medical audiences on epilepsy, epilepsy surgery, headaches, migraines, ADHD, neurogenetic disorders and neurobehavioral disorders in children. In addition, he appears on numerous Webinars and Youtube videos that were created to educate the public about epilepsy.
He is consistently named a Top Doctor by Castle Connolly and a Super Doctor. He was awarded the Zella Bronfman Butler Innovation Award in 2012 from the UJA Federation of New York Task Force on People with Disabilities and the J.E. and Z.B. Butler Foundation, for his compassion and commitment to enriching the lives of children and adults with physical, developmental and learning disabilities. He was honored in 2013 by SAIL at Ferncliff in Yonkers for his support of the disabled community.
Dr. Wolf 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.
Dr. Wolf is a graduate of the six year medical program at Rennssalear Polytechnic Institute and Albany Medical College. His residencies and fellowships were at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center . He is board certified in pediatrics, child neurology and clinical neurophysiology and he maintains appointments at Beth Israel, St. Lukes-Roosevelt;, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Metropolitan Hospital, Montefiore Hospital and outpatient programs for patients with developmental delay at United Cerebral Palsy, Heartshare-Wellness, SAIL at Ferncliff, and the Center for Discovery.
Dr. Wolf speaks internationally and is a member of the American Epilepsy Society, American Academy of Neurology. He is a member of the American Epilepsy Society Committee. He is on the advisory board of the Epilepsy Foundation of New York and the advisory board for SAIL at Ferncliff.
The Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at Continuum under Dr. Wolf’s guidance provides state of the art care to persons with epilepsy. The is includes 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
He recently received the Zella Bronfman Butler Innovation Award from the UJA-Federation of New York Task Force on People with Disabilities and the J.E. and Z.B. Butler Foundation. The award recognizes Dr. Wolf for his compassion and commitment to enriching the lives of children and adults with physical, developmental and learning disabilities.
Dr. Wolf was named in the 2011 edition of Castle Connolly’s “Top Doctors: New York Metro Area.”
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