Dr. Sandra Forem, MD

Dr. Sandra Forem, MD

Pediatric Neurology  |  
Female  |  
Age 63
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Sandra Forem, MD is a pediatric neurology doctor who practices in New York, NY. She is 63 years old and has been practicing for 38 years.

240 E 38th St Fl 20

New York, NY 10016

Contact Information

(212) 263-7744

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."


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  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Neurology

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ataxia
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Developmental Delay
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hypotonia - Failure to Thrive - Microcephaly
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myoclonus
  • Myopathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Spasticity
  • Spina Bifida
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Torticollis
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor


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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
based on 19 total reviews (2 with comments)
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)
Brooklyn, NY |
Dr. Forem is the best! She is the smartest, kindest and most compassionate doctor we have ever taken any of our kids to see.
Brooklyn, NY |
Wish 0 was possible. Her bedside manner is atrocious and she is nonresponsive to inquiries and uncollaborative with other physicians.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Forem accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    HealthKeepers Plus POS
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Choice POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Blue HMO
    Blue Solutions HMO
    Blue Traditional
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey PPO
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
    Freedom Plan HMO
    Liberty Plan HMO
    Oxford Health Plans HMO
    Oxford Health Plans POS
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Vista Health Plan
    Commercial HMO

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Hospitals where Dr. Forem has admitting privileges

NYU Langone Medical Center
550 1st Ave
New York, NY 10016
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