Dr. Cigdem I. Akman, MD

Dr. Cigdem I. Akman, MD

Pediatric Neurology | Female | 49 years old

Dr. Akman is Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology and Pediatrics of the Division of Pediatric Neurology, Departments of Neurology and Pediatrics, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. Dr. Akman was born and educated in Ankara, Turkey where she graduated with Honors from the School of Medicine, Ankara University. Dr. Akman completed her training in Child Neurology at State University of New York; and Clinical neurophysiology and Epilepsy at Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Subsequently, Dr Akman joined the Division of Pediatric Neurology and Pediatric Epilepsy at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and participated in clinical education and patients' care until 2008. Between 2008 and 2010, Dr. Akman worked as the Director of Clinical Epilepsy Research at Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine. Dr Akman has re-joined the Division of Pediatric Neurology and Pediatric Epilepsy as the Director of Pediatric Epilepsy in 2010. Her clinical practice focuses on infantile and childhood epilepsy; epilepsy surgery and the treatment of refractory epilepsy in children.Read more

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Specialties

  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Epilepsy
  • Neurology

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  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Familial Infantile Epilepsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Centrotemporal Epilepsy
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Dravet Syndrome
  • Epilepsy
  • Intractable Epilepsy
  • Myoclonus
  • Pediatric Epilepsy
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Refractory Epilepsy
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Tuberous Sclerosis

Procedures Performed

  • 24-Hour Ambulatory Electroencephalogram
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)

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Education

  • Medical School
    Ankara University / Medical Faculty

    Graduated in 1988

  • Internship Hospital
    Columbia Coll Of Phys & Surg

    Completed in 2000

    Maimonide Med Ctr

    Completed in 1996

  • Residency Hospital
    Suny Downstate Medical Center

    Completed in 1999

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Children'S Hospital Boston

    Completed in 2002

    New York Presbyterian Hosp Columbia Univ Medical Ctr

    Completed in 2000

  • Undergraduate School
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    Graduated in 1988

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Turkish

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  • Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
  • Board certified in Clinical Neurophysiology and Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Akman is Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology and Pediatrics of the Division of Pediatric Neurology, Departments of Neurology and Pediatrics, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University.

Dr. Akman was born and educated in Ankara, Turkey where she graduated with Honors from the School of Medicine, Ankara University. Dr. Akman completed her training in Child Neurology at State University of New York; and Clinical neurophysiology and Epilepsy at Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Subsequently, Dr Akman joined the Division of Pediatric Neurology and Pediatric Epilepsy at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and participated in clinical education and patients' care until 2008. Between 2008 and 2010, Dr. Akman worked as the Director of Clinical Epilepsy Research at Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine. Dr Akman has re-joined the Division of Pediatric Neurology and Pediatric Epilepsy as the Director of Pediatric Epilepsy in 2010.

Her clinical practice focuses on infantile and childhood epilepsy; epilepsy surgery and the treatment of refractory epilepsy in children.