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Jennifer Gelinas, MD, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology (in the IGM and GH Sergievsky Center)
Jennifer Gelinas, MD, PhD

Jennifer Gelinas, MD, PhD is an assistant professor of neurology (in the Institute for Genomic Medicine and the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center) at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Gelinas obtained her medical doctorate and doctorate degrees at the University of Alberta, Canada. She subsequently completed pediatric neurology residency at the University of British Columbia, followed by an epilepsy fellowship at New York University Langone Medical Center. Dr. Gelinas' clinical practice focuses on infantile and childhood epilepsy, with a special interest in epilepsy surgery and intracranial electroencephalography (iEEG).

In her doctoral research, Dr. Gelinas studied cellular mechanisms of learning and memory in the hippocampus. Her postdoctoral fellowship was with Dr. Gyorgy Buzsaki at New York University Langone Medical Center, investigating the effects of epileptic activity on neural networks involved in cognition, as well as advanced neural interface devices for the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy. In her current research, Dr. Gelinas is focused on understanding how epileptic activity disrupts the proper development and function of neural networks. In vivo neurophysiology with advanced neural interface devices, behavioral memory tasks, responsive stimulation of neural networks, and neurocomputational methods are among the techniques used in her laboratory to investigate neural network dysfunction in epilepsy. The overall goal of her research is to identify novel biomarkers and systems level treatments for epileptic disorders, especially those affecting neonates and children.

Departmental Appointments

  • Department of Neurology
    Division of Child Neurology

Areas of Expertise

  • Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
  • Neural Interface Devices
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Pediatric Epilepsy
  • Intracranial Electroencephalography (iEEG)

Education & Training

  • MD, University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine (Canada)
  • PhD, University of Alberta (Canada)
  • Residency: British Columbia Children's Hospital, Canada
  • Fellowship: New York University Langone Medical Center, Neuroscience Institute
  • Fellowship: New York University Langone Medical Center

Locations

  • CUMC/Neurological Institute of New York

    710 West 168th Street
    New York, NY 10032
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (646) 426-3876
  • CUMC/Harkness Pavilion

    180 Fort Washington Avenue
    Floor: 5
    New York, NY 10032
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (646) 426-3876
  • ColumbiaDoctors West 86th Street

    21 West 86th Street
    New York, NY 10024
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (646) 426-3876

Provider Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

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]
  • 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]
  • Local 1199 [Local 1199]
  • MagnaCare [MagnaCare]
  • Multiplan [Multiplan]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Managed Care]
  • POMCO [POMCO]
  • UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO]
  • VNSNY CHOICE [Medicare Managed Care, SelectHealth]

This provider sees pediatric patients

This provider accepts new patients

Appointment Phone Number: (646) 426-3876

Teaching Responsibilities

Science mentor for Independent Science Program (high school level), 2015-2016

NYU Neuroscience Outreach Organizer and Volunteer, 2014-2015

Science Mentor for i2 Science Challenge Program, 2013-2014

Laboratory Coordinator for CRISP (Clinically Rich Integrated Science Program), 2013-2014

Resident Lecturer at Neurology Academic Half-Day, University of British Columbia, 2011-2013

Neurology Resident Advisor for Pediatric Clerkship e-Health Initiative, University of British Columbia, 2010-2011

Teaching Assistant for Pediatrics Resident Half-Day, University of British Columbia, 2010-2011

Honors & Awards

Laura MacRae Award, Department of Pediatrics, BC Children’s Hospital, Award for Excellence in Pediatric Medicine, 2013