Dr. Cigdem Akman, MD

Dr. Cigdem Akman, MD

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Pediatric Neurology  |  
Female  |  
50 y/o
3 reviews

Accepting new patients

Columbia Presby Medical Center Ped NEU

180 Fort Washington Ave Fl 5

New York, NY 10032
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Affinity Insurance Services
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care
  • HealthFirst
  • Locals (any local)
  • Medicaid
  • MVP Health Care
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

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Personal Bio

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.

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Dr. Akman's Experience

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Dr. Akman's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • 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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Specialties

  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Epilepsy
  • Neurology
2

Board Certifications

  • Clinical Neurophysiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
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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
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Procedures

  • 24-Hour Ambulatory Electroencephalogram
  • 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

  • NA
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1988
  • Ankara University / Medical Faculty
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Columbia Coll of Phys & Surg
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Maimonide Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Suny Downstate Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Children'S Hospital Boston
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • New York Presbyterian Hosp Columbia Univ Medical Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Akman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Turkish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Akman's Reviews

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Akman to family and friends
5
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Dr. Akman's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (1)
in Smithtown, NY |
Dr. Akman has been wonderful with my daughter. She patiently explains the diagnosis and treatment plan.
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Dr. Akman accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Affinity Insurance Services
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Fidelis Care
    Fidelis Care HMO
  • HealthFirst
    HealthFirst HMO
    HealthFirst PPO
    Neighborhood Health Providers
  • Locals (any local)
  • Medicaid
    Medicaid HMO
  • MVP Health Care
    MVP Health Care PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty

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