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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 and the University at Buffalo in July 1998 with the goal 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 as 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 a $1,000,000 grant by the Cummings Foundation 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's at various hospitals in the city of Buffalo.

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

Professor of Clinical Neurology
State University of New York at Buffalo
Medical Director, Child neurology Division
Director, Epilepsy Program and Long Term Monitoring
Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo
219 Bryant Street
Buffalo, New York 14222
Phone: (716) 878-7840, Fax: (716) 878-7326

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)
  • Clinical Professor, Director, Child Neurology & Epilepsy, School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Neurology, University at Buffalo (2014-present)
  • Medical Director Child Neurology Division, Kaleida Health, Child Neurology Division, Kaleida Health (2010-present)
  • Medical Director Adult EEG Laboratories, Kaleida Health (2010-present)
  • EEG Training Director for Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship/Neurology, University at Buffalo (2000-present)
  • Director, Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology, Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo, Neurology, Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo (1998–2010)
  • Medical Director, Child Neurology Division, Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo, Women & Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (1998–2010)
  • Medical Director, Long Term Monitoring & Pediatric Epilepsy/EEG, 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

Journal Articles:
  • Kardys A, Weinstock-Guttman B, Dillon M, Masud M, Weinstock N, Mahfooz N, Lang J, Weinstock A, Lincoff N, Zivadinov R, Ramanathan, M.. Cholesterol Affects Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness in Multiple Sclerosis Patients with Optic Neuritis. European Journal of Neurology. 2013; 20(9).

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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