Rajeev S Motiwala

Rajeev S Motiwala, MD




Dr. Rajeev Motiwala completed his medical education and residency in internal medicine at B. J. Medical College, Pune, India. He completed a residency in neurology at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (Newark) in 1988 and served as Chief Resident during his last year. After his residency, Dr. Motiwala worked as a general neurologist in private practice in Hackensack, NJ and was affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center from 1989 to 2008. Dr. Motiwala was also Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology at NYU School of Medicine from 2004 to 2008, where he was a preceptor for medical students during their Neurology clerkships. He joined the General Neurology Division at Columbia University Medical Center in May 2008 as Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology, and continued to focus on teaching students and residents. While at Columbia, Dr. Motiwala’s keen interest in clinical practice and medical education earned him the prestigious Lewis P. Rowland teaching award in 2009. Dr. Motiwala has served as director of medical student clerkship at Mount Sinai since 2012 and the clerkship has been rated very highly by the students on a consistent basis. He is also closely involved with clinical teaching of the residents and has received numerous teaching awards from them as well as the prestigious Excellence in Teaching Award from the Institute for Medical education at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is board-certified in neurology and electrodiagnostic medicine (EMG) and is involved with the neuromuscular and neurophysiology fellowship program.


Am Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Clinical Focus


Residency, Internal Medicine, B. J. Medical College

Residency, Neurology, UMDNJ - New Jersey Med Sch

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