Dr. Sandra Forem, MD

Dr. Sandra Forem, MD

Pediatric Neurology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 64
Dr. Sandra Forem, MD is a pediatric neurology specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 33 years. She graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons in 1979 and specializes in pediatric neurology and neurology.

240 E 38th St Fl 20

New York, NY 10016

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Vista Health Plan

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Top Care Areas

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Brain Disorders
more than 74% of peers
Cranial Trauma
more than 70% of peers
more than 69% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Forem "A comprehensive approach to each patient in the context of that infant, child or adolescent's unique problems and his or her family setting and present situation. Each work-up and treatment should be tailored to the individual needs of the patient and it is improtant that patient, family and physician all work together with mutual respect and cooperation toward the same goals."

2  Specialties

  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Neurology

2  Board Certifications

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

53  Conditions Treated

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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.


  • Barnard College of Columbia University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Mt Sinai Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Columbia University / College of Physicians And Surgeons
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Mt Sinai Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Columbia University Neur Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Superdocs in New York Times, 2008, 2009
  • People's Choice Award, 2008, 2009
  • America's Top Doctors in Consumer's Digest, 2002-2011
Media & Publications
  • Sansaricq, C, Forem, S L and Fish, I: Metabolic disorders of the central nervous system. In: Hoffman F and Epstein F (eds.). Disorders of the Developing Nervous System: Diagnosis and Treatment; Boston, Blackwell Scientific Pub., 1986: 699-732.,
  • Forem, S L and Gold, A P: Chronic relapsing polyneuropathy. In: Gellis S.S. and Kagan B.M. eds. Current Pediatric Therapy 12. Philadelphia; W.B. Saunders, 1986: 91-92.,
  • Abbott, R, Johann-Murphy, M and Forem, S L: Childhood spasticity, its etiology and assessment. M. Sindou, R. Abbott, Y. Keravel (eds.). Neurosurgery for Spasticity: A Multi-disciplinary Approach. Springer-Verlag, New York, 1990:51-56.,
  • Castaneda, G Y, Heilbroner, P L, Shah, N, Forem, S L et al: Asthma & Epilepsy: Are They Related? A Retrospective Study., 1998
  • Hosain, S A, Hughes, J T, and Forem, S L et al: Use of a Calcium Channel Blocker (Nicardipine HC1) in the Treatment of Childhood Moyamoya Disease. Journal of Child Neurology, 1994: 4:378-380.,
  • Zelnick, N, Dobyns, W B, Forem, S L et al: Congenital Pontocerebellar atrophy in three patients: clinical, radiological and etiological considerations.,
  • Abbott, R, Forem, S L and Johann, M: Selective posterior rhizotomy for the treatment of spasticity. Child's Nervous System, 1989: 5:337-346.,

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Forem's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Forem to family and friends
19 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

  • 5
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  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Forem's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr. Forem is the best! She is the smartest, kindest and most compassionate doctor we have ever taken any of our kids to see.
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Wish 0 was possible. Her bedside manner is atrocious and she is nonresponsive to inquiries and uncollaborative with other physicians.
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