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Andrew J. Westwood, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology at CUMC
Andrew J. Westwood, MD

Dr. Westwood completed his neuroscience and medical training at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom. He was a resident in Neurology at Boston University Medical Center, where he also completed an accredited fellowship in Sleep Medicine. He has joined the Division of Epilepsy and the Sleep Disorders Center in the Department of Neurology as the first full-time sleep specialist. Apart from his interest in the care of patients with sleep disorders, Dr. Westwood has a particular interest in behavioral neurology and neurodegenerative diseases. In addition to being a Diplomate of the Royal College of Physicians in the UK, with a special certification in Neurology, Dr. Westwood is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Diagnostics include polysomnography (in-lab and ambulatory with/without extended EEG montage), actigraphy, multiple sleep latency testing, and maintenance of wakefulness testing.

Dr. Westwood has a strong interest in behavioral neurology with a particular interest in the relationship of sleep and neurodegenerative disorders. During medical school he worked with Dr. Goedert and Dr. Spillantini at Cambridge University, using an animal model of frontotemporal dementia. Dr. Westwood went on to work on the relationship of anxiety in aphasia with Dr. Martin Albert, Director of the Harold Goodglass Aphasia Research Center, and Dr. Cahana-Amitay. He has undertaken projects in neuroepidemiology in the Framingham Heart Study under the mentorship of Dr. Sudha Seshadri. These have included the relationship of insulin-like growth factor-1 and Alzheimer's disease, as well as sleep duration and development of dementia. In addition to clinical research, Dr. Westwood also has a strong interest in clinical teaching.

Departmental Appointments

  • Department of Neurology
    Division of Epilepsy and Sleep

Board Certifications

  • Sleep Medicine
  • Neurology

Areas of Expertise

  • Sleep Disorder
  • Multiple Sleep Latency Test/MSLT
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Sleep Walking

Education & Training

  • 2006 Cambridge University
  • MD, Cambridge University Medical School (United Kingdom)
  • Internship: Hospital of St Raphael
  • Residency: Boston University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Boston University Medical Center

Locations

  • Neurological Institute of New York

    710 West 168th Street
    Floor: 7
    New York, NY 10032
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (646) 426-3876
  • ColumbiaDoctors Midtown

    51 West 51st Street
    New York, NY 10019
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (646) 426-3876

Centers/Institutes/Programs

  • Sleep Disorders Center

Practices And Centers

  • ColumbiaDoctors Midtown

Provider Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Insurance Programs

Please contact the provider's office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

  • Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]
  • Affinity [Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Amida Care [Special Needs Plan]
  • Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]
  • Emblem/GHI [HMO, Medicare Managed Care, PPO]
  • Emblem/HIP [ConnectiCare, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, EPO, HMO, Medicare (Mediblue), NYP Employee Plan, Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Healthfirst [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Local 1199 [Local 1199]
  • MagnaCare [MagnaCare]
  • Multiplan [Multiplan]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Managed Care]
  • UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO]
  • VNSNY CHOICE [Medicare Managed Care, SelectHealth]
  • WellCare [Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

This provider accepts new patients

Appointment Phone Number: (646) 426-3876

NIH Grants

  • A RANDOMIZED, PLACEBO-CONTROLLED, DOUBLE-BLIND, CROSSOVER STUDY TO EVALUATE THE EFFICACY OF BTD-001 IN SUBJECTS WITH IDIOPATHIC HYPERSOMNIA (IH) (P&S Industry Clinical Trial)

    Oct 3 2018 - Oct 3 2023

    AN OPEN LABEL EXPANDED ACCESS PROGRAM INTENDED TO PROVIDE TREATMENT WITH HBS-101 (PITOLISANT) TO ADULT PATIENTS IN THE U.S. WITH EXCESSIVE DAYTIME SLEEPINESS ASSOCIATED WITH NARCOLEPSY WITH OR WITHOUT CATAPLEXY (P&S Industry Clinical Trial)

    Jul 13 2018 - Jul 13 2023

    A RANDOMIZED, PLACEBO-CONTROLLED, DOUBLE-BLIND, FIXED-DOSE, MULTIPLE COHORT, MULTIPLE CROSSOVER, DOSE-FINDING STUDY OF ORAL BTD-001 IN ADULTS WITH IDIOPATHIC HYPERSOMNIA OR NARCOLEPSY TYPE 2 (P&S Industry Clinical Trial)

    Feb 9 2017 - Feb 9 2022