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Robert H. Fryer, MD, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology at CUMC
Robert H. Fryer, MD, PhD

Dr. Fryer is a specialist in pediatric migraine and sees both children and teens with headache disorders in our comprehensive Columbia Headache Center. In addition, Dr. Fryer specializes in treating pediatric patients with a wide range of general neurologic issues, including seizures, developmental delay, concussion, etc.

In research, Dr. Fryer has focused on the elucidation of genes involved in neuronal migration, a key early step in CNS development. Dr. Fryer was able to identify a gene, Nisch, which regulates trafficking of receptors to the cell surface of migrating neurons. Mutations in this gene have recently been identified in patients with autistic spectrum disorders.

Departmental Appointments

  • Department of Neurology
    Division of Child Neurology
    Division of Multispecialty Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Child Neurology
  • Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology

Areas of Expertise

  • Headache

Education & Training

  • 1998 Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • MD, PhD, Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Locations

  • CUMC/Harkness Pavilion

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

    155 White Plains Road
    Suite: W100
    Tarrytown, NY 10591
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (646) 426-3876

Centers/Institutes/Programs

  • Headache and Facial Pain 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.

  • AARP [Medicare Managed Care]
  • Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]
  • Affinity [Access (Exchange), Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Amida Care [Special Needs Plan]
  • Blue Shield [New Jersey]
  • 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, Indemnity, Medicare (Mediblue), Medicare Managed Care, 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]
  • Medicare [Traditional Medicare (NY)]
  • 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 [SelectHealth]
  • WellCare [Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

This provider sees pediatric patients

This provider accepts new patients

Appointment Phone Number: (646) 426-3876