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Alison M. Pack, MD

  • Associate Professor of Neurology at CUMC
Alison M. Pack, MD

Upon graduating with her MD from the University of Pennsylvania, Alison Pack completed residency training in Neurology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Following Dr. Pack’s residency, she trained as a Clinical Fellow in Epilepsy at the Columbia Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. After completing fellowship she joined the faculty at Columbia University as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology and became an Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology in 2008. She received an MPH with a concentration in epidemiology from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in 2010.

In 2001 she received the Epilepsy Foundation Junior Investigator Research Award to study bone health in postmenopausal women with epilepsy receiving antiepileptic drugs. She received an NIH K23 award to study the effects of antiepileptic drugs on bone and hormonal health. She has been a co-investigator on a number of clinical studies, including reproductive function in young women with epilepsy, contraceptive use in women with epilepsy, and neurodevelopmental effects of antiepileptic drugs. She has written numerous original publications as well as reviews on topics pertaining to women with epilepsy as well as endocrine issues in epilepsy.

She was elected vice-chair of the Neuroendocrinology section of the AAN in 2012 and previously served as Councilor from 2009- 2012. In 2012 she received the AAN Neuroendocrine Research Award. Since 2002 she has been co-director of the epilepsy fellowship program at the Columbia Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. She is currently a member of the National Professional Advisory Board of Epilepsy Foundation and she serves on the editorial board of Epilepsy Currents.

Departmental Appointments

  • Department of Neurology
    Division of Epilepsy and Sleep

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
  • Epilepsy

Areas of Expertise

  • Epilepsy
  • Seizure Disorder

Education & Training

  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Locations

  • Neurological Institute of New York

    710 West 168th Street
    Suite: 710
    New York, NY 10032
    Phone:
    (212) 305-1742
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 305-1742
    Fax:
    (212) 305-1450
  • ColumbiaDoctors Tarrytown

    155 White Plains Road
    Suite: W100
    Tarrytown, NY 10591
    Phone:
    (914) 366-4200
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (914) 366-4200

Centers/Institutes/Programs

  • Columbia Comprehensive Epilepsy Center (Adult and Pediatric)

Practices And Centers

  • ColumbiaDoctors Tarrytown

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 [Access (Exchange), Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • Amida Care [Special Needs Plan]
  • Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]
  • Emblem/HIP [ConnectiCare, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid 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]
  • Healthfirst [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • Local 1199
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty]
  • POMCO
  • UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, EPO, HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), POS, PPO]
  • VNSNY CHOICE [SelectHealth]

This provider sees pediatric patients

This provider accepts new patients

Appointment Phone Number: (212) 305-1742

Honors & Awards

  • Young Investigator Award, American Epilepsy Society, 2004
  • AAN Neuroendocrine Research Award, 2012

NIH Grants

  • MATERNAL OUTCOMES AND NEURODEVELOPMENTAL EFFECTS OF ANTIEPILEPTIC DRUGS (Federal Gov)

    Aug 1 2012 - Jul 31 2017

    CATEGORY I: TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNITY-BASED APPROACHES TO IMPROVE HEALTH IN HARLEM (Federal Gov)

    Sep 30 2009 - Jun 29 2015

    BONE AND HORMONAL HEALTH IN PREMENOPAUSAL WOMEN WITH EPILEPS Y (Federal Gov)

    May 4 2006 - Apr 30 2012

    NEURODEVELOPMENT EFFECTS OF ANTIEPILEPTIC DRUGS (Federal Gov)

    Sep 1 2008 - Aug 31 2010

    NEURODEVELOPMENT EFFECTS OF ANTIEPILEPTIC DRUGS (Federal Gov)

    Sep 1 2008 - Aug 31 2010

    PROGESTERONE THERAPY FOR WOMEN WITH EPILEPSY (Federal Gov)

    Sep 20 2005 - Aug 31 2010

    NEURODEVELOPMENTAL EFFECTS OF ANTIEPILETPTIC DRUGS (Federal Gov)

    Sep 1 2005 - Aug 31 2010

    NEURODEVELOPMENTAL EFFECTS OF ANTIEPILEPTIC DRUGS II (Federal Gov)

    Sep 1 2007 - Aug 31 2008