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Pediatric neurologist Sanjeev Kothare, MD, joins Northwell


Sanjeev Kothare, MD, a renowned pediatric neurologist, has been appointed as Northwell Health's chief of the division of pediatric neurology, director of the pediatric neurology service line and co-director of the neurology pediatric sleep program. He will also serve as a professor of pediatrics and neurology at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.

"Having Dr. Kothare join Northwell Health really takes our program to another level given his high local and national profile in epilepsy and neurologic sleep disorders," said Charles Schleien, MD, who is Northwell's chair of pediatrics, senior vice president and executive director of the pediatric service line, and executive director of Cohen Children's Medical Center. "We also expect to see a major uptick in research within the division as well as another level of excellence in teaching."

Dr. Kothare is board-certified in numerous specialties, including child neurology, clinical neurophysiology, EEG/epilepsy and pediatric sleep medicine.

He most recently served at NYU Langone Medical Center as director of the pediatric sleep program and director of the quality improvement committee. He was also a professor in the department of neurology and pediatrics at the NYU School of Medicine and an attending pediatric neurologist and epileptologist at Bellevue Hospital.

Dr. Kothare's career includes stints as an attending neurologist, sleep specialist and epileptologist at Boston Children's Hospital, an associate professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School, an attending pediatric neurologist at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston, MA.

Dr. Kothare earned his medical degree in pediatrics, as well as a diploma in child health and a bachelor degree of medicine and surgery from the Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College in Mumbai, India. His post-graduate training included a rotating internship and residency in pediatrics at the K.E.M. Hospital in Mumbai, followed by a one-year internship in pediatrics at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, where he also served as chief pediatric resident. He later went on to complete another residency in pediatric neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. In addition, Dr. Kothare completed a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology/EEG and sleep disorders at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C.

Dr. Kothare is a fellow of several medical organizations, including the American Academy of Neurology, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the American Academy of Pediatrics, as well as a member of the Child Neurology Society and the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society. He has co-authored more than 150 peer-reviewed publications, 50 review articles and 50 book chapters. In addition, Dr. Kothare served as editor of three books: Sleep in Childhood Neurological Disorders, Parasomnias, and Sleep in Adolescents. He has been a recipient of the Harvard catalyst research award and several grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). His research revolves around sleep and epilepsy, as well as sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP).

To make an appointment with Dr. Kothare, please call 516-465-5255.

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About the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York
Founded in 1983, Cohen Children's Medical Center is a 202-bed hospital dedicated exclusively to the care of children. The specialists in the hospital's national and international programs cover an entire range of specialties. State-of-the-art care for children's medical, surgical, and dental needs are provided in both inpatient and outpatient settings. The facility is the largest provider of pediatric health services in New York State, serving 1.8 million children in Brooklyn, Queens, and Nassau and Suffolk Counties. For the 11th consecutive year in 2017, Cohen's was ranked among the nation's best children's hospitals in U.S. News & World Report's 2017-18 "America's Best Children's Hospitals" survey, achieving top-50 rankings in nine of 10 pediatric specialties.

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