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Alan Ettinger, MD, Neurology, New Hyde Park, NY, Huntington Hospital


Neurology New Hyde Park, NY

Epilepsy, Neurophysiology

Professor of Clinical Neurology, AECOM. Director EEG Huntington H.& Epilepsy Wellness Ctr, Winthrop

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  • Alan B. Ettinger, MD, MBA, FAAN, FAES is a nationally-known epilepsy specialist and the epilepsy consultant at North Suffolk Neurology He is a former Professor in the Department of Clinical Neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has performed major research related to advancing the quality of life of persons grappling with epilepsy.

    Dr. Ettinger has directed national and regional epilepsy symposia. He has published widely in peer-review journals on depression, psychotropic properties of antiepileptic drugs, psychogenic non-epileptic seizures, and has edited journal supplements and six textbooks. Among them is book for the lay public entitled “The Essential Patient Handbook: Getting the Health Care You Need – From Doctors Who Know” (Ettinger AB, Weisbrot DM. Demos), a guide for teaching patients to advocate for their needs when meeting with the physician.

    Dr. Ettinger has been on the editorial board of epilepsy journals, has served on national committees of the American Academy of Neurology, American Epilepsy Society, the national Epilepsy Foundation, and the International League Against Epilepsy, and was for many years the moderator at the psychiatric interest special interest group sessions at the annual American Epilepsy Society meetings.

    Dr. Ettinger is president of the EPIC- Long Island Epilepsy Foundation Professional Advisory Board and was a member of the national Professional Advisory Board and the Executive Board of Directors of the Epilepsy Foundation of America. He has often been cited in best doctors guides including Castle and Connelly, New York Magazine, Newsday and NY Time’s featured Superdoctors.

    Dr. Ettinger provides education to physicians, by delivering grand rounds presentations at major medical centers, as a consultant in epilepsy, and as the lead author of textbooks commonly utilized by healthcare practitioners such as “Neurologic Differential Diagnosis; Cambridge U. Press".

Education & Training

  • NS-LIJ Hofstra University
    NS-LIJ Hofstra UniversityMBA, 2007 - 2011
  • Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of MedicineResidency, Neurology, 1985 - 1988
  • University of Connecticut
    University of ConnecticutResidency, Internal Medicine, 1983 - 1985
  • Boston University School of Medicine
    Boston University School of MedicineClass of 1983

Certifications & Licensure

  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 2017 - 2024
  • CT State Medical License
    CT State Medical License 2016 - 2024
  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 1986 - 2024
  • MA State Medical License
    MA State Medical License 2017 - 2024
  • NJ State Medical License
    NJ State Medical License 2017 - 2023
  • RI State Medical License
    RI State Medical License 2017 - 2020
  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 2017 - 2019
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Neurology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Honoree Epilepsy Foundation of Long Island annual gala, 2015
  • NY TopDocs 2015
  • �Super Doctors� Directory New York Times, 2015
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder symptoms in adults with self-reported epilepsy: Results from a national epidemiologic survey of epilepsy  
    Ettinger AB, Ottman R, Lipton RB, Cramer JA, Fanning KM, Reed ML., Epilepsia, 1/1/2015
  • Psychiatric and behavioral adverse events in clinical studies of the noncompetitive AMPA receptor antagonist Perampanel  
    Ettinger AB, LoPresti A, Yang H, Williams B, Zhou S, Rain R, Laurenza A, Epilepsia, 1/1/2015
  • Clinical and Economic Burden of Breakthrough Seizures  
    Divino V, Petrilla AA, Bollu V, Velez F, Ettinger AB, Makin C, Epilepsy and Behavior, 1/1/2015
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • Application of a National Survey and Discrete Choice Experiment to Explore Drivers of Patient Preferences for Antiepileptic Drugs.
    Ettinger AB, Velez F, Carter J, American Epilepsy Society meetings, 1/1/2016
  • Review of suicidality events in perampanel clinical studies.
    Ettinger AB, Dobrinsky C, Yang H, Williams B, Xing D, Fain R, Laurenza A, American Epilepsy Society meetings, Washington, D.C., 1/1/2015
  • Suicidality Events in Patients with Primary Generalized Tonic-Clonic Seizures (PGTCS): A Review of Study 332.
    Ettinger AB, Renfroe B, et al., American Epilepsy Society meetings, Philadelphia, PA, 1/1/2015
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  • Differential Diagnosis of Transient Neurologic Events 
    South Nassau Community Hospitals - 1/1/2019
  • Music and Epilepsy 
    Brno, Czech Republic - 1/1/2018
  • Concert and Lecture 
    NYU-Winthrop. - 1/1/2018
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  • Comparing Anti-Epileptic Drug Preferences Between Neurologists and Patients: Results form a National Survery and Discrete Choice Experiment. 
    Ettinger AB, Velez F, Carter J, American Academy of Neurology meetings
    Vancouver, Canada - 1/1/2016
  • Improving Continuity of Care in Epilepsy 
    Ettinger AB, Managed Care Magazine
  • Podcast interview on ADHD and Epilepsy in Adults 
    Ettinger AB, The National Epilepsy Foundation
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Press Mentions

  • 1 in 5 Adults with Epilepsy Also Has ADHD Symptoms
    1 in 5 Adults with Epilepsy Also Has ADHD SymptomsJanuary 15th, 2015
  • Hellested’s Seizures
    Hellested’s SeizuresJanuary 18th, 2020

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