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David E Mandelbaum MD PhD

Professor of Neurology and Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics
Albert Medical School of Brown University

Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics
Albany Medical College

Attending in Pediatrics
Metropolitan Hospital, New York, NY

Attending in Pediatrics
Yale New Haven Hospital

International Trainer, Specialist Training Program
Zambia College of Medicine and Surgery

David Mandelbaum graduated from the MD-PhD program at Columbia University. After a pediatric residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and neurology/child neurology training at the Neurological Institute at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, he spent 17 years as Director of Child Neurology at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and moved to Alpert Medical School of Brown University in 2003, where he was Director of Child Neurology from 2003 to 2016.

Since October of 2018, Dr. Mandelbaum has been working part-time; reading pediatric EEGs at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in RI, working as a part-time attending in child neurology and neurodevelopmental disabilities at Metropolitan Hospital in New York City, doing locum tenens work in various hospitals, including St Jude Research Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Penn State Children’s Hospital, Albany Medical Center, and serving as a volunteer faculty member at the University Teaching hospital in Lusaka, Zambia. This work schedule has offered a unique opportunity to work in different divisions, see what issues they have in common, what issues are different, and how they are being dealt with by different groups.

Board-certified in pediatrics, child neurology, clinical neurophysiology, and neurodevelopmental disabilities, Dr. Mandelbaum’s clinical and research interests have focused on cognitive aspects of childhood epilepsy, neonatal neurology, and autism. He is a member of the AAN (FAAN), CNS, ICNS, and PCN, serves on the editorial boards of The Journal of Child Neurology, Pediatric Neurology, Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery: Advanced Techniques and Case Management, Annals of Child Neurology and ad hoc reviewer for Epilepsia, Neurology, Biological Psychiatry, and other journals. He served two terms on the CNS practice committee, one term on the CNS research committee, one term as Vice Chair of the Child Neurology Section of AAN, and two terms as Chair of that section. He is a member of the ABPN NDD Article Assessment Continuing Certification Committee.

Contributor Disclosures

Dr. Mandelbaum has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.