Arezou Heshmati, MD

Pediatric Neurology
Pediatric Sleep Medicine, Pediatrics, Sleep Medicine
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Treats Children
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Arezou Heshmati, MD is an associate professor of neurology and pediatrics at the CUIMC, in the Department of Neurology, Division of Child Neurology. Dr. Heshmati completed medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. She underwent pediatric neurology residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, and fellowship training in Sleep Medicine at Wayne State University. Previoulsy, Dr. Heshmati practiced pediatric neurology and sleep medicine as an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Missouri in Kansas City, where she developed a clinical and research interest in pediatric sleep disorders and narcolepsy patients. She is board certified in Pediatrics, Sleep Medicine, and Neurology with special qualification in Child Neurology. Dr. Heshmati sees both inpatient and outpatient pediatric neurology patients, and is developing and expanding a Pediatric Neurology Sleep Program at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • ADHD In Children, Adolescents and College Students
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Behavioral Sleep Medicine
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Child Neurology
  • Developmental Disorder
  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
  • Headache
  • Hyperactivity
  • Insomnia
  • Language Delay
  • Language Problems
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Migraines
  • Narcolepsy
  • Pediatric Sleep Disorders
  • Seizures
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorder, Circadian, Delayed Sleep Phase Type
  • Sleep Disorders In Children
  • Sleepiness
  • Sleep Terrors
  • Sleepwalking
  • Snoring
  • Tourette's Disorder

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital


  • Farsi


  • Female

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180 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032

Insurance Accepted

For billing questions, please call (212) 342-4432.


  • Aetna Signature Administrators
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Student Health

Affinity Health Plan

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Amida Care

  • Special Needs


  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO


  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care


  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare


  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare


  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Quality Health Management

  • Quality Health Management


  • Compass (Exchange)
  • Empire Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford HMO
  • Oxford Liberty
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth
  • Special Needs


  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

World Trade Center Health Plan

  • World Trade Center Health Plan

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MD, 1990 Tehran University, Faculty of Medicine (Iran)
  • Residency: 1992 Children's Medical Center (Iran)
  • Residency: 2002 Sparrow Hospital
  • Residency: 2009 Massachuetts General Hospital
  • Residency: 2009 Massachusetts General Hospital-Harvard Univ.
  • Fellowship: Detroit Medical Center

Committees, Societies, Councils

American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Narcolepsy Network

Board Certifications

  • Sleep Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
  • Child Neurology
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In research, Dr. Arezou Heshmati is interested in pediatric narcolepsy and sleep medicine in children.

Research Interests

  • Pediatric Narcolepsy