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Tristan Sands, MD, Child Neurology, New York, NY, New York-Presbyterian Hospital


Child Neurology New York, NY

Epilepsy, Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Assistant Professor, Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Overview of Dr. Sands

•    Assistant professor of neurology, Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), Division of Child Neurology and Institute for Genomic Medicine

•    Neonatal and pediatric epileptologist and neurologist with clinical and research experience in seizures, epilepsies and epileptic encephalopathies resulting from genetic etiologies.

Education & Training

  • New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus)
    New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus)Fellowship, Clinical Neurophysiology, 2015 - 2017
  • University of California (San Francisco)
    University of California (San Francisco)Residency, Child Neurology, 2010 - 2015
  • Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
    Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and SurgeonsClass of 2010

Certifications & Licensure

  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 2021 - Present
  • NJ State Medical License
    NJ State Medical License 2020 - 2025
  • CT State Medical License
    CT State Medical License 2020 - 2025
  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 2015 - 2024
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2012 - 2016
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Clinical Neurophysiology
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Epilepsy

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Long-Term Safety, Tolerability, and Efficacy of Cannabidiol in Children with Refractory Epilepsy: Results from an Expanded Access Program in the US  
    Shahryar Rahdari, Nicole Tilton, Tristan T Sands, CNS Drugs
  • The ClinGen Epilepsy Gene Curation Expert Panel—Bridging the Divide Between Clinical Domain Knowledge and Formal Gene Curation Criteria  
    Ghayda Mirzaa, Kristen Park, Tristan T Sands, Erika Axeen, Tanya M Bardakjian, Annapurna Poduri, Katherine L Helbig, Heather C Mefford, Human Mutation
  • NBEA: Developmental Disease Gene with Early Generalized Epilepsy Phenotypes  
    Mary K Kukolich, Danielle McBrian, Heather C Mefford, Elaine Pereira, Tristan T Sands, James Riviello, Annals of Neurology
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Books/Book Chapters

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Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations