Dr. Sabiha R. Merchant, MD

Dr. Sabiha R. Merchant, MD

Pediatrics | Female | 41 years old

Dr. Merchant is an Attending Physician in Neurology and Pediatrics at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and an Assistant Professor at Weill Cornell Medical College in the Division of Child Neurology. After receiving her medical degree from Dr. D.Y.Patil Medical College in Mumbai, India, she completed her Pediatric residency training at the Brooklyn Hospital Center, an affiliate of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Following residency, Dr. Merchant completed a Pediatric Neurology Fellowship at NYU Medical Center and went on to complete a two year Epilepsy Fellowship at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. After her fellowships, she joined the Division of Child Neurology at Weill Cornell, where she also serves as the Director of the Pediatric Neurophysiology Fellowship. She is board certified in Neurology with special qualification in Child Neurology. Her clinical interests include Childhood Epilepsy Syndromes, Neurometabolic diseases and epileptic encephalopathies as well as intractable epilepsies that may potentially be surgically treated. Dr. Merchant's other areas of interest and treatment include Pediatric Movement Disorders, including patients with tics and Tourette's syndrome.Read more

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2.6 based on 14 responses
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in Brooklyn, NY |
Indifferent. Did nothing to help when my son was in a coma. If not trained to work with a coma patient , should have referred to a coma specialist. Instead came every day, did nothing, and billed for services.
in New York, NY |
She misdiagnosed my child and has terrible bedside manner.
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Specialties

  • Pediatrics
  • Epilepsy
  • Pediatric Neurology

Board Certifications

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  • Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
  • Pediatrics

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fever-Induced Seizure
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Leukodystrophy
  • Lyme Disease
  • Migraine
  • Myoclonus
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nystagmus
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spine Disorders
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

Procedures Performed

  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)

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Education

  • Medical School
    Dr Vaishampayan Memorial Medical College, Maharashtra University Of Health Sciences

    Graduated in 1996

    University of Bombay / Grant Medical College

    Graduated in 1998

  • Internship Hospital
    Brooklyn Hospital Center

    Completed in 2000

  • Residency Hospital
    Brooklyn Hospital Center

    Completed in 2001

  • Fellowship Hospital
    New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center

    Completed in 2006

Awards & Recognition

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi

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  • Specializes in Pediatrics
  • Board certified in Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology and Pediatrics
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Merchant is an Attending Physician in Neurology and Pediatrics at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and an Assistant Professor at Weill Cornell Medical College in the Division of Child Neurology. After receiving her medical degree from Dr. D.Y.Patil Medical College in Mumbai, India, she completed her Pediatric residency training at the Brooklyn Hospital Center, an affiliate of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

Following residency, Dr. Merchant completed a Pediatric Neurology Fellowship at NYU Medical Center and went on to complete a two year Epilepsy Fellowship at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. After her fellowships, she joined the Division of Child Neurology at Weill Cornell, where she also serves as the Director of the Pediatric Neurophysiology Fellowship.

She is board certified in Neurology with special qualification in Child Neurology. Her clinical interests include Childhood Epilepsy Syndromes, Neurometabolic diseases and epileptic encephalopathies as well as intractable epilepsies that may potentially be surgically treated.

Dr. Merchant's other areas of interest and treatment include Pediatric Movement Disorders, including patients with tics and Tourette's syndrome.