Sanjeev Kothare, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology

Office Location:

223 East 34th Street
New York, NY 10016
P: (646) 558-0806 F: (646) 385-7164

Dr. Kothare is the Director of the Pediatric Sleep Program at NYUMC and Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology at NYU Langone Medical School. He received his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees from Bombay University in 1983. He received a Diploma in Child Health from the College of Physicians & Surgeons and his MD with a specialty in pediatrics from Seth GS Medical College at Bombay University in 1985. After residency training in pediatrics at Seth GS Medical College, he completed a chief residency in pediatrics at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. He then trained as a resident in pediatric neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and continued to do a fellowship in electroencephalography (EEG) and sleep disorders at Duke University Medical Center. He is currently Chair of the Childhood Sleep Disorders and Development Steering Committee at the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He serves on the editorial board of Journals “Pediatric Neurology” and “Sleep Medicine”, and is the neurology advisor to the "Sleep Wake Disorders" group of DSM 5, and ICSD3. He has edited a book entitled "Sleep in Childhood Neurological Disorders". He has over 100 peer reviewed publications and over 30 review articles and book chapters. Dr. Kothare has recently been appointed as the chair of the Pediatric OSA Workgroup of the Outcome Measures Task Force (2013) of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Medical Specialty:

Board certified in Pediatrics, Child Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology, Epilepsy, and Sleep Medicine.

Medical Interests:

Pediatric Epilepsy, Pediatric Sleep Disorders with a Neurological Basis (narcolepsy, parasomnias, insomnia, and restless legs syndrome).

Research Interests:

Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy, Outcome Based Measures in Epilepsy and Sleep Medicine, Evaluation and Management of Nocturnal Events


Bombay University 1983