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Walter Molofsky

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  • Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

  • American Board of Pediatrics


  • MD, New York University School of Medicine

  • Residency, Pediatrics
    New York Presbyterian Hospital

  • Residency, Neurology
    New York Presbyterian Hospital

  • Fellowship, The Neurological Institute/Ped Neurology
    * Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center *


    Dr. Molofsky completed his undergraduate education at Cornell University where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree with honors in the field of Neurobiology and Behavior.

    He then went on to obtain his medical training at NYU School of Medicine.

    Dr. Molofsky then completed a Pediatric residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center Babies Hospital and then a Neurology residency at the Neurological Institute at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center.  He is Board Certified in Pediatrics and in Neurology with special certification in Child Neurology.

    Dr. Molofsky, following completion of his training, went on to establish with his colleagues from Columbia the Pediatric Neurology Service at UMDNJ in New Jersey.  There, he helped developed the largest clinical training service in the state of New Jersey where he trained over 15 pediatric neurologists.

    In 1996, Dr. Molofsky joined the faculty at the Beth Israel Medical Center, Institute for Neurology and Neurosurgery (INN) where he worked closely with Fred Epstein, M.D., Chief Pediatric Neurosurgery and Alex Berenstein, M.D., Director of the Neurovascular Service at the INN.

    Dr. Molofsky currently is the Director of Pediatric Neurology at Mount Sinai Health System and Associate Professor of Pediatric and Neurology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.  In its current form, the Pediatric Neurology Division at Mount Sinai and Beth Israel with 12 pediatric neurologists, 2 pediatric neurology nurse practitioners and affiliated staff is one of the largest pediatric neurology services in New York City. The Pediatric Neurology Service is a diverse and dynamic division, which includes experts in the field of epilepsy, movement disorders, neurobehavioral disorders, headache, pediatric stroke, autism, and cerebral palsy and under Dr. Molofsky’s leadership has been ranked as 29th in the country in the recent USNWR rankings.

    The division of pediatric Neurology has become a model of the successful integration of the diverse hospitals that now make up the Mount Sinai Health System and we are delighted with the developments in clinical care, education and training of our residents that the division now provides.

    Dr. Molofsky has particular interest in neurovascular disease, (strokes, AVMs)    neurobehavioral disorders of children (developmental delay, Autism ,ADD), seizures, muscle disorders and headaches

    Dr. Molofsky maintains an active clinical referral practice and has offices in  New York City at Mount Sinai Kravis Childrens Hospital, Beth Israel Medical Center’s Phillips Ambulatory Care Center at10 Union Square East., West Orange, NJ and at ODA Health Center in Brooklyn, NY.

    Dr. Molofsky is considered an expert in the field of neurovascular disease, neurobehavioral disorders, and general pediatric neurology. He has authored numerous papers on headache, neurovascular disease and neurobehavioral disorders in children.


  • 2007 - 2011
    NY Magazine Best Doctors


Berenstein A, Fifi JT, Niimi Y, Presti S, Ortiz R, Ghatan S, Rosenn B, Sorscher M, Molofsky W. Vein of Galen malformations in neonates: new management paradigms for improving outcomes. Neurosurgery 2012 May; 70(5).

Berenstein A, Ortiz R, Niimi Y, Elijovich L, Fifi J, Madrid M, Ghatan S, Molofsky W. Endovascular management of arteriovenous malformations and other intracranial arteriovenous shunts in neonates, infants, and children. Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery 2010 Oct; 26(10).

Molofsky WJ. Managing stroke in children. Pediatric annals 2006 May; 35(5).

Langer DJ, Song JK, Niimi Y, Chwajol M, Lefton DR, Brisman JL, Molofsky W, Kupersmith MJ, Berenstein A. Transarterial embolization of vein of Galen malformations: the use of magnetic resonance imaging noninvasive optimal vessel analysis to quantify shunt reduction. Report of two cases. Journal of neurosurgery 2006 Jan; 104(1 Suppl).

Kamboj MK, Zhou P, Molofsky WJ, Franklin B, Shah B, David R, Kohn B. Hemorrhagic pituitary apoplexy in an 18 year-old male presenting as non-ketotic hyperglycemic coma (NKHC). Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM 2005 Jun; 18(6).

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Dr. Molofsky did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2014 and/or 2015: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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