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Doctors Who Treat Spasticity

Spasticity is a complicated condition and should be treated by experts who specialize in a variety of medical disciplines. The NeuroModulation Program at the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center is proud to offer the expertise of top neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, neurologists, pediatric physiatrists, physical therapists, and nurse practitioners, all of whom collaborate in the treatment of spasticity. Our team works with professionals from NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and the Hospital for Special Surgery to ensure that each individual gets the best treatment plan.

Jeffrey Greenfield, PhD, MDDr. Jeffrey Greenfield is Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery in Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medical College and a pediatric neurosurgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Greenfield directs the NeuroModulation Program at the Weill Cornell Pediatric Brain and Spine Center and has expertise in surgical procedures for spasticity in children and young adults. (Read more about Dr. Greenfield.)

Dr. Jessica Spat-LemusDr. Jessica Spat-Lemus is a clinical neuropsychologist who specializes in the neuropsychological testing, evaluation, and treatment of children with neurological disorders. She takes a multidisciplinary, multicultural approach and provides compassionate, understanding care to her patients and their families. Dr. Spat-Lemus believes in moving beyond a diagnosis to identify a patient’s strengths and weaknesses, in order to make recommendations that integrate cultural values, community resources, and appropriate interventions to help children thrive. (Read "Finally, There's Someone Who Can Reach My Son.")

Our specialists work with a team of neurologists, physiatrists, orthopedic surgeons, and physical and occupational therapists to develop the best treatment plan for each patient.

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Reviewed by: Jeffrey Greenfield, Ph.D., M.D.
Last reviewed/last updated: January 2015