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Seth L. Pullman, MD

  • Professor of Neurology at CUMC
  • Director, Clinical Motor Physiology Laboratory
Seth L. Pullman, MD

Dr. Pullman is the Founder and Director of the Clinical Motor Control Physiology Laboratory and Co-director of the Center for Movement Disorders Surgery at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. His research interests include disorders of central motor control in Parkinson's disease and related disorders. Dr. Pullman is a regular reviewer for Neurology, EEG Clinical Neurophysiology, Movement Disorders, Archives of Neurology, Journal of the Neurological Sciences, Muscle and Nerve, Neurobiology of Aging, and Epilepsia.

The Motor Control Physiology Laboratory is on the 11th floor of the Neurological Institute. Under Dr. Pullman's direction, the aim of the lab is to investigate normal and abnormal motor function using clinically-oriented physiological testing and experimentation. Areas of research include movement analysis, brainstem and spinal reflexes, botulinum toxin injections into limbs, intraoperative single unit recordings during functional neurosurgery, mathematical modeling, and artificial intelligence approaches to clinical and physiological data. Current projects include sophisticated diagnosis-oriented tremor analysis, back averaging EEG to EMG and polymyography, handwriting and spiral analysis, transcranial magnetic motor evoked responses, reaction time and movement speed analysis in patients undergoing surgery for Parkinson's disease, intraoperative monitoring during pallidotomy and diagnostic neural network paradigm development.

Dr. Pullman is Director of the Clinical Motor Physiology Laboratory

Departmental Appointments

  • Department of Neurology
    Division of Movement Disorders

Board Certifications

  • Neurology

Areas of Expertise

  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Botulinum Toxin (Botox Injection)
  • Clinical Neurophysiology Testing
  • Spasticity Treatment
  • Benign Essential Tremor
  • Tremor
  • Electrodiagnostic Testing
  • Dystonia
  • Electrophysiology
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Stereotactic Neurosurgery
  • Spasticity

Education & Training

  • McGill University Faculty of Medicine
  • Internship: Royal Victoria Hospital - Montreal
  • Residency: Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital
  • Fellowship: Laboratory of Neurophysiology-National Institute of Mental Health, NIH

Locations

  • Neurological Institute of New York

    710 West 168th Street
    Suite: 1112
    New York, NY 10032
    Phone:
    (212) 305-1331
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 305-1303
    Fax:
    (212) 305-5396

Centers/Institutes/Programs

  • Clinical Motor Physiology Laboratory

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, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Amida Care [Special Needs Plan]
  • Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, 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]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Managed Care]
  • POMCO [POMCO]
  • 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: (212) 305-1303

Patents

 

United States Patent 6,454,706 for Spiral Analysis, labeled “System and Method for Clinically Assessing Motor Function.”

Covers broadly any geometric design drawn by a patient on a digitizing tablet, documented in the U.S. patent office as the “development of a computerized system and method for clinically assessing motor function comprising correlating geometric indices, computed from digital information obtained from a geometric shape drawn by a subject to be evaluated, with a rating score derived using a standard of reference generated by one or more clinical experts.”