Dr. Barry Kosofsky, MD

Dr. Barry Kosofsky, MD

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Pediatric Neurology  |  
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61 y/o
(10)

Accepting new patients

Dr. Barry Kosofsky, MD is a pediatric neurology doctor who practices in New York, NY. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 28 years.Read his story

Pediatric Primary Care

505 E 70th St Fl 3

New York, NY 10021
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care
  • Health Net
  • HealthFirst
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup

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EEG (Electroencephalogram)
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more than 44% of peers
Brain Disorders
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more than 12% of peers

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Dr. Kosofsky's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kosofsky "Dr. Barry Kosofsky is the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Professor of Pediatrics and Chief, Division of Pediatric Neurology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and the Director of the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Laboratory of Molecular and Developmental Neuroscience. He is also a Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience at Weill Cornell Medical College as well as an Attending Pediatrician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. He is Board Certified in Neurology with Special Competence in Child Neurology. After receiving a B.A., M.A. in Biophysics at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Kosofsky entered Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he was awarded his medical degree (M.D.) and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience. He completed his pediatric residency training at Children's Hospital in Boston. Following residency, Dr. Kosofsky served as Assistant Resident/Chief Resident at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, where he also completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the MGH-East Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory. In 1992, he was appointed Instructor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and joined the staff of Massachusetts General Hospital. He joined Weill Cornell following 19 years at Harvard Medical School, where he was an Associate Professor of Neurology, and Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was an Associate Neurologist and Director of the Child Neurology Residency Training Program. Dr. Kosofsky currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Long Range Planning Committee for the Child Neurology Society."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kosofsky "We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. "
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Specialties

  • Pediatric Neurology
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Board Certifications

  • Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
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Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Pain
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Epilepsy
  • Febrile Convulsion
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Migraine
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myoclonus
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nystagmus
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spine Disorders
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo

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Procedures

  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Johns Hopkins University / School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Children'S Hospital Boston
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kosofsky has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kosofsky's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kosofsky to family and friends
2.2
based on 10 total reviews (2 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
    (3)
  • 4
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  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
    (7)

Dr. Kosofsky's Performance

Trustworthiness
FAIR
Explains condition(s) well
FAIR
Answers Questions
FAIR
Time well spent
FAIR

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
FAIR
Office environment
GOOD
Staff friendliness
GOOD
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

in Tenafly, NJ |
Dr Kosofsky spent time listening and understanding the needs of my child. When I faxed him questions, he emailed me back that day. Excellent, caring doctor
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Unfortunately not good. He is not personable and seems honestly that does not care. My daughter in his view had spasms and doctor in other practices dont agree. We r still seaeching for the diagnoses but i am glad i found a neurology practice that truly cares for my daughter. Overall cornell isnt...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Kosofsky accepts 27 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareSource
    Medicaid
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Pathway Enhanced Guided Access
    Prism Blue Priority EPO
  • Fidelis Care
    Fidelis Care HMO
  • Health Net
    Medicaid
  • HealthFirst
    Neighborhood Health Providers
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
    Medicaid
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Medicaid
  • Husky Health
    Medicaid
  • inHealth
    Medicaid
  • INTotal Health
    Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
    Medicaid
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Medicaid
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty
    United Healthcare
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid

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