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Arie                           Weinstock

Arie L. Weinstock M.D.

Department of Neurology

Professor of Clinical Neurology; Medical Director, Child Neurology Division; Director, Epilepsy Program and Long Term Monitoring

Specialty/Research Focus

Child Neurology; Epilepsy; Neurology

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Professional Summary:

I joined the department of Neurology of the University at Buffalo July 1998 with the goal to to develop the EEG and pediatric epilepsy program. Prior to that time, I completed residencies in Pediatrics at the University of Tel-Aviv and at Rainbow Babies Case Western University, as well fellowships in child neurology and in Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

I currently serve as Director of the Division of Child Neurology, the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit as well as the EEG laboratories for Kaleida Health. I was promoted to Professor in Clinical Neurology in March 2014. I serve as the main instructor for EEG and Epilepsy for neurology residents and clinical neurophysiology fellows, and mentored numerous residents and fellows for research projects. .

The child neurology division was recognized by the “US NEWS and WORLD REPORT” as one of the Top 50 Children’s Hospital in the field of Neurology/Neurosurgery in 2013 and 2011. Our 8-bed epilepsy monitoring unit (EMU) was recognized as a Level IV NAEC level for 4 years in a row (highest possible) by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC). The EMU was awarded by the Cummings Foundation a $1,000,000 grant to build a new 12-bed Epilepsy Monitoring Unit in the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital, Buffalo, NY.

My interests in child neurology and epilepsy have focused on management of refractory epilepsy in children, epilepsy surgery and EEG. I am board certified in child neurology, clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy. I read evoke potentials and perform Quality Assurance of EEG at various hospitals in the city of Buffalo.

My main research relate to diagnosis and management of refractory epilepsy and epilepsy surgery. I have been the site investigator for Pharma and NINDS sponsored studies on novel anti-epileptic drug, particularly as they relate to pediatric epilepsy, and was the PI of various investigator initiated studies. I am passionate in educating epilepsy and EEG and guiding medical students, neurology residents and clinical neurophysiology fellows into their careers while promoting the field of epilepsy.

Education and Training:
  • Residency, Rainbow Babies and Children Hospital (1998)
  • Fellowship, EEG/ Epilepsy, Cleveland Clinic Foundation (1997)
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Neurology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation (1996)
  • Pediatric Residency, Hasharon Hospital and Tel-Aviv University (1992)
  • Internship, Carmel Hospital (1986)
  • MD, Doctor of Medicine, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology (1985)
  • Quality Assurance Officer, Catholic Health System (2013-present)
  • Medical Director, Child Neurology Division, Kaleida Health (2010-present)
  • Medical Director, Adult EEG Laboratories, Kaleida Health (2010-present)
  • Associate Professor, Neurology, University at Buffalo (2006-present)
  • EEG Training Director for Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship/Neurology, University at Buffalo (2000-present)
  • Director, Neurology, Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo (1998–2010)
  • Medical Director, Women & Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (1998–2010)
  • Medical Director, Long Term Monitoring and Pediatric Epilepsy/EEG, Women & Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (1998–2010)
Awards and Honors:
  • “Top Doctor” US NEWS and WORLD REPORT (2013)
  • US News and World Report: Top Doctor (2013)
  • US News and Wold Report: Top Doctor (2013)
  • “Top Docs” in Child Neurology (2012)
  • “Top Doctor” US NEWS and WORLD REPORT (2012)
  • “Top Docs” in Child Neurology (2011)
  • Teacher of the Year Award (2005)
  • Level IV NAEC

Research Expertise:
  • Epilepsy: with special interest in pediatric epilepsy
Grants and Sponsored Research:
  • Jog for Jake
    Role: Co-Investigator

Evaluative Studies and Case Reports:
Journal Articles:

Professional Memberships:
  • National Association of Epilepsy Center (2009)
  • American Epilepsy Society (1997)
  • American Academy of Neurology (1994)
  • Child Neurology Society (1994)
Service Activities:
  • Child Neurology, New York State Office of Medical Complaints and Physician Malpractice; Consultant (2012)
  • Scientific Program Committee, American Epilepsy Society; Member (2003)

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Contact Information

Women & Childrens Hospital of Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-7840
Fax: 716-878-7326

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