Jay E. Selman, MD, MS

Pediatric Neurology
Clinical Neurophysiology, Neurology
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Dr. Jay Selman is Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics in the Division of Child Neurology/Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC).

Dr. Selman completed his undergraduate studies at Washington University (St Louis) and then earned an MS in Speech and Hearing Science at the Central Institute for the Deaf, Washington University (St. Louis). He graduated from University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (Dallas) and then completed residencies in Pedatrics and Neurology with a fellowship in Pediatric Neurology at Jacobi-Einstein- Montefiore Program (Bronx, NY). Dr. Selman also completed advanced EEG training at Columbia University Medical Center.

Dr. Selman was in private practice in Westchester County and New York City for for more than 25 years. During that time he was also on the faculties of New York Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center, and Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

Dr. Selman joined Blythedale Children’s Hospital in 2002 and was Chief of Neurology from 2007 - 2018

Current research interests include the care and followup of children with Anti NMDA Receptor Encephalitis and the care of children with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury. He has presented research related to these areas of interest at national and international meetings. He has also developed a database registry for patients with autism.

Dr. Selman’s areas of clinical practice include headaches and migraine, autism, ADHD, developmental disabilities, concussions and head trauma, stroke, spasticity, cerebral palsy, tics and Tourette syndrome.

Boards and other certifications:

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with Special Competence in Child Neurology
  • American Board of Pediatrics


Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • ADEM - acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis
  • Anti MOG (myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein)
  • anti NMDA receptor encephalitis
  • Athetosis
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autoimmune encephalitis
  • AVM, brain/spinal cord
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebral Vascular Malformation
  • Chorea
  • Choreo-athetosis
  • Developmental Disorder
  • Epilepsy
  • Epileptic Seizures
  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
  • Guillain-Barre
  • Headache
  • Hyperactivity
  • Insomnia
  • Intellectual disability
  • Language Delay
  • Language Problems
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Migraines
  • Movement Disorders
  • Narcolepsy
  • Neurocutaneous disorders
  • Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neurological use of Botox
  • Neurology complications of lupus
  • PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neurological Disorders Associated with Streptococcal infection)
  • PANS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neurological Syndrome)
  • Pediatric Attention Deficit (Add)
  • Pediatric Brain Tumors
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • post NICU (neonatal ICU) neurology
  • Sickle cell and stroke
  • Sleep Disorders In Children
  • Sleep resistance
  • Snoring
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Vascular Malformation
  • Stroke
  • Tic Disorder
  • Toe walking
  • Tourette's Disorder
  • Tuberous sclerosis
  • von Hippel Lindau
  • Weakness

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

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


  • Spanish


  • Male

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21 West 86th Street
New York, NY 10024

Insurance Accepted


  • 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


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  • Great West (National)
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  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
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  • ConnectiCare
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  • 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, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Residency: 1975 Bronx Municipal - Einstein
  • Fellowship: 1977 Bronx Municipal – Einstein

Board Certifications

  • Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Neurology
  • Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
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