Dr. Cigdem Akman, MD

Dr. Cigdem Akman, MD

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Pediatric Neurology  |  
Female  |  
50 y/o
3 reviews

Accepting new patients

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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Personal Bio

Dr. Akman is Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology and Pediatrics of the Division of Pediatric Neurology, Departments of Neurology and...Read more

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Dr. Akman's Reviews

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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 says...

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.

Dr. Akman's Care Philosophy

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. 

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

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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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

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
    NA

    Graduated in 1988

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Turkish

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Specialties

  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Epilepsy
  • Neurology

Procedures Performed

  • 24-Hour Ambulatory Electroencephalogram
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)