Zach Grinspan, MD

Weill Cornell Medicine

Dr. Zachary Grinspan is the Interim Chief of Child Neurology and Director of the Pediatric Epilepsy Program at Weill Cornell Medicine and the New York Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital at Weill Cornell Medical Center.  He is an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics and in Population Health Sciences and holds a Masters of Science in Biostatistics. Since 2015, he has served as the Nanette Laitman Clinical Scholar in Population Health Sciences/Community Health Weill Cornell Medicine.

Dr. Grinspan received his undergraduate degree from Yale University and his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He completed a residency in Pediatrics at the Mass General Hospital for Children in Boston, a residency in child neurology at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City, and a fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx in 2011. He then completed a post-doctoral research program in quality of care and clinical informatics at Weill Cornell Medicine, funded through the National Institutes of Health Neurologic Science Academic Development Award (NIH NSADA). He is board-certified in Pediatrics and Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology.

A national leader in pediatric epilepsy research, he has 33 published research articles including collaborations with international experts across multiple disciplines (epilepsy, emergency medicine, critical care, health services research, informatics, biostatistics, machine learning, engineering, and economics). He leads several large multi-centered research projects, including a CDC-funded study of the epidemiology of rare epilepsies in New York City, and a 16-center grant to build a national learning healthcare system for pediatric epilepsy.