Danielle Rachelle Brigham, MD

Expertise in: 
Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
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Overview

Danielle R. Brigham, MD is an assistant professor of neurology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center in the Division of Child Neurology. Dr. Brigham graduated from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA and medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. She completed child neurology residency at Northwell Health in New Hyde Park, NY and fellowships in clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Dr. Brigham is a pediatric and neonatal neurologist and epileptologist with clinical focuses on seizures, infantile and childhood epilepsy, and epilepsy surgery.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Benign Neonatal Epilepsy
  • Developmental Disorder
  • Dravet syndrome
  • Electrical Status Epilepticus during Sleep (ESES) and the Landau–Kleffner syndrome
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Epilepsy with Myoclonic-Atonic Seizures (Myoclonic-Astatic Epilepsy, Doose syndrome)
  • Epileptic Encephalopathies
  • Epileptic Seizures
  • Lennox-Gastaut syndrome
  • Neonatal and Infantile Epileptic Encephalopathies
  • Neonatal Epilepsy
  • Neonatal Neurology
  • Ohtahara syndrome and Early Myoclonic Encephalopathy
  • Pediatric Epilepsy
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Tic Disorders
  • West syndrome

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Gender

  • Female

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Location(s)

21 West 86th Street
New York, NY 10024

Insurance Accepted

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

  • 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

  • Drexel University College of Medicine, Columbia
  • Residency: Columbia
  • Fellowship: Columbia

Research

Selected Publications

  • Waters BL, Michalak AJ, Brigham D, Thakur KT, Boehme A, Claassen J and Bell M (2021) Incidence of Electrographic Seizures in Patients With COVID-19. Front. Neurol. 12:614719. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2021.614719
  • Waters B, Michalak A, Brigham D, Thakur KT, Boehme A, Claassen J, Bell M. Incidence of Electrographic Seizures in Patients with COVID-19.
    • American Clinical Neurophysiology Society Meeting 2021- virtual poster
  • Brigham D, Lowenstein D. Photic Driving Response During Pediatric Stereotactic-EEG Monitoring. Presented at:
    • American Epilepsy Society Meeting; Virtual during COVID pandemic 2020 – poster
  • Brigham D, Shah Y, Singh K, Pavkovic I, Karkare S, Kothare S. Comparison of artifacts between paste and collodion method of electrode application in pediatric EEG. Clinical Neurophysiology Practice, Vol. 5, 12-15, 2019 Nov.
  • Brigham D, Shah Y, Pavkovic I, Karkare S, Kothare S. The Use of Collodion versus Traditional Paste for Reducing Artifact in Ambulatory Electroencephalography Studies in the Pediatric Population. Presented at:
    • American Academy of Neurology; Philadelphia, PA 2019 – poster
    • American Epilepsy Society Meeting; New Orleans, LA 2018 – poster
    • Cohen Children’s Medical Center Resident Research Day, June 2018 – poster
  • Brigham D, Karkare S, Siegel L. Ethical Perspectives: Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Treatments in Pediatrics. Ethics in Biology, Engineering and Medicine, Vol. 6, Issue 3-4, 187-196, 2015 Oct.
  • Brigham D, Karkare S, Siegel L. Ethical Perspectives: Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Treatments in Pediatrics. Presented at:
    • 8th International Conference on Ethics in Biology, Engineering & Medicine; Brooklyn, NY, April 2015 – presentation
    • Cohen Children’s Medical Center Resident Research Day, June 2015 – poster
  • Brigham D, Abdul-Rahman Y, Vollhaber D, Himes BT, Shumsky JS. Measuring Corticospinal Tract Sprouting Following Cervical Spinal Cord Injury and Therapy. Presented at Discovery Day, 2011, Drexel University College of Medicine.
  • Guderian S, Brigham D, Mishkin M. Two processes support visual recognition memory in rhesus monkeys. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108(48): 19425-30, 2011 Nov.
  • Guderian S, Brigham D, Turchi J, Saunders RC, Mishkin M. Two mnemonic processes underlie visual recognition memory in rhesus monkeys. Presented at:
    • Society for Neuroscience; Chicago, IL 2009
    • Annual National Institute of Mental Health Conference, 2009
    • IRTA Summer Poster Day, 2009