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Tiffani L. McDonough, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology at CUMC
Tiffani L. McDonough, MD

Dr. McDonough is interested in the neurology of newborns and their development. In particular, she is interested in how neurological injury before or during birth may impact an infant or young child’s development.

Dr. McDonough’s research has focused on understanding how brain cooling (hypothermia) impacted the outcomes of infants who suffered traumatic birth (hypoxia, or decreased brain oxygen at birth, which can lead to seizures and cerebral palsy).

While her training and research has focused on epilepsy and seizures related to birth injury or critical illness, Dr. McDonough enjoys taking care of patients with a variety of neurological issues, and working closely with their families.

Departmental Appointments

  • Department of Neurology
    Division of Child Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Child Neurology
  • Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology

Areas of Expertise

  • Child Neurology
  • Neonatal Neurology
  • Pediatric Epilepsy

Education & Training

  • MD, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Residency: New York University Langone Medical Center
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Locations

  • Neurological Institute of New York

    710 West 168th Street
    New York, NY 10032
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 305-6876
  • Harkness Pavilion

    180 Fort Washington Avenue
    New York, NY 10032
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (646) 426-3876
  • Westside Pediatrics - 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.

  • 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: (212) 305-6876