Arezou Heshmati, MD

Expertise in: 
Pediatric Sleep Medicine, Pediatric Neurology
Board Certifications: 
Sleep Medicine, Pediatrics, Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology, Child Neurology
Accepting New Patients
Treats Children
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Overview

Arezou Heshmati, MD is an assistant professor of neurology at 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. Heshamti 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

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

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

Languages

  • Farsi

Gender

  • Female

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Location(s)

180 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032
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Insurance Accepted

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

Aetna

  • 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

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Emblem/HIP

  • 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

Healthfirst

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

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare

Medicare

  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

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

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

UnitedHealthcare

  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • Empire Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth
  • Special Needs

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

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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

Board Certifications

  • Sleep Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
  • Child Neurology

Research

In research, Dr. Arezou Heshmati is interested in pediatric narcolepsy and sleep medicine in children.

Research Interests

  • Pediatric Narcolepsy