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Tatyana Gitlevich, MD, FAES

Tatyana Gitlevich, MD, FAES

Get to know Dr. Gitlevich.

Dr. Tatyana Gitlevich has been practicing neurology since 1993. She began her medical career in Russia after graduating from the prestigious I. M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy. She practiced medicine in Russia from 1993 – 1998 before coming to the United States in 1998. She completed a neurology residency at Westchester Medical Center and a neurophysiology Fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center. She is Board certified in Neurology, Neurophysiology and Epilepsy.


Dr. Gitlevich evaluates patients with epilepsy 16 years and older. She also treats patients with dementia and recent head trauma, and provides concussion management and evaluation for cognitive issues related to head trauma and suspected neurodegenerative disorders. She also has a special interest in headache treatment using trigger point injections, occipital nerve blocks, and Botox® injections to help alleviate patients’ pain.


Dr. Gitlevich also performs EEG tests, a critical tool for diagnosing epilepsy and other brain disorders, which uses electrodes attached to the scalp to detect electrical activity in the brain. Click here for more information on EEG testing.


As part of her treatment philosophy, Dr. Gitlevich focuses on her patients’ lifestyles and strives to help them with their overall well-being.


She has been part of numerous research projects, publications, and professional societies both here and in Russia, and has been named a Castle Connolly “Top Doc” every year since 2014.


Dr. Gitlevich is fluent in Russian and English. She sees patients at BSSNY’s White Plains office and also in Manhattan.

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology
    Director Quality – Epilepsy
    Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
    07/2018 – Present
  • Assistant Professor of Neurology
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
    11/09 – 07/2018
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Neurology
    New York Medical College/ Westchester Medical Center
    11/09 – 07/2018
  • Assistant Professor of Neurology
    New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY
    08/2004 – 10/2009

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry
  • Member, Board of the American Board of Medical Specialties, Neurophysiology
  • Clinical Epilepsy


  • Fellow – Montefiore Medical Center, Neurophysiology
    7/2003 -6/2004
  • Resident – Westchester Medical Center, Department of Neurology
    7/2000 – 6/2003
  • Residency – Westchester Medical Center, Department of Medicine
    7/1999 – 6/2000


  • Fellowship
    I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy, Sleep Disorders Center
    1995 – 1998
  • Residency
    I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy, Faculty of High Courses for Physicians, Department of Neurology
    1993 – 1995
  • Moscow Medical Stomatologic Institute
    Faculty of High Courses for Physicians. Specialized in acupuncture
  • I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy
    Physician Diploma with Honors
    1991 – 1993
  • North – Osetian Medical Institute
    1987 – 1991

Medical Licensure

  • New York State

Professional Societies

  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Epilepsy Society
  • American Medical Association

Honors & Awards

  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor


  • Research Assistant
    Iakov I. Levine, M.D., D.Sc. I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy, Sleep Disorders Center. Collecting and processing data for scientific paper on Autonomic Regulation of sleep in patients with ischemic cerebral stroke for Candidate of Medical Sciences degree. 1995 – 1999
  • Research Assistant
    S.V.Shvarcov, M.D., D.Sc.
    I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy. Department of Neurology. Tested the new therapeutic method of rehabilitation for patients with neurological motor defects. 1993 – 1995
  • Research Assistant
    F.E.Gorbacheva, M.D., D.Sc.
    I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy, Department of Neurology. Evaluated fibrinolisis in patients suffering from hemorrhagic stroke a long time ago. Results presented at the annual National Students’ Conference in Suzdal, 1993.


  • S.V. Shvarcov, O.S. Davidov., R.A. Kuuz, T.R.Aipova, A.M.Vein. New approaches to rehabilitation of patients with neurological motor defects. S.S. Korsakov Journal of Neurology and Psychiatry. March 1996, vol. 96, No.3, pp. 51-55.
  • R.L. Gasanov, T.R. Gitlevich, V.N.Lesnyak, Ia.I. Levine. Peculiarities of night sleep structure in patients after cerebral stroke. S.S. Korsakov Journal of Neurology and Psychiatry, April 1997, vol.97, No. 4, pp. 11-15.
  • R.L.Gasanov, A.M. Vein, Ia.I. Levine, T.R. Gitlevich, V.N.Lesniak. Sleep Structure in patients with acute cerebral vascular disorders; polysomnographic and CT correlations. 8th International Rappoport Symposium. 2nd Annual Meeting of the Israel Sleep Research Society. 9-13 March, 1997, p. 18.
  • Ia.I. Levine, A.M. Vein, R.L. Gasanov, T.R. Gitlevich, V.N. Lesnyak. Disorders of sleep structure and autonomic regulation in the sleep of patients with stroke. S.S. Korsakov Journal of Neurology and Psychiatry. Vol. 98, No.4, pp.25-29.
  • R.L.Gasanov, T.R. Gitlevich, V.N.Lesnyak, Y.I.. Levin. Structure of nocturnal sleep in patients with cerebral insult. Neuroscience and behavioral physiology. 1998, May-June, N 3, Vol. 28, p. 325-329. Consultant Bureau, New York.
  • A.M.Vein, R.L Gasanov, T.R. Gitlevich, V.N. Lesniak, Ia. I. Levin. Somnographic predictors of cerebral stroke course. Sleep Research Online 1999; 2 (Supplement 1), 456.
  • Frances M. Dyro, Tatyana Gitlevich. Neuro-urological Dysfunction in patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth syndrome. North American CMT Consortium Inaugural Meeting. London, Ontario. March 7&8, 2003.
  • B.K.Singh, Tatyana Gitlevich, Giannakakos Georgia, Vaou Oceanis. Trial of Pregabalin in Adults with Epilepsy and Developmental Disabilities. AES Meeting, Seattle, 2008.
  • T. Gitlevich, F. Lado, S. Moshe. Kozhevnikov-Rasmussen Syndrome: A Historical Perspective Spanning Two Centuries. J Pediatr Epilepsy 2016; 05(04): 168-175. DOI: 10.1055/s-036-1584914.
  • A. Miller, T. Gitlevich et al. Are we respond effectively to bone mineral density loss and fracture risks in people with epilepsy? April 6, 2020.

Invited Lectures / CME

  • Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. Bronx, NY. Neurology Grand Rounds. Update on Epilepsy and Status Epilepticus. September 20, 2007.
  • New York Medical College, Valhalla NY. Department of Neurology. Grand Rounds. Genetics of Epilepsy. April 23, 2014
  • Stony Brook University. School of Medicine. Stony Brook, NY. Grand Rounds. First Seizure, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prognosis. May 12, 2018.


  • Medical Board Preparation Course, Montefiore Medical Center, Department of Medicine, Wakefield Division, 2010-2011 10 hours; 2011-2012 12 hours, 2012-2013 10 hours, 2013-2014 12 hours, 2014-2015 12 hours; 2015-2016, 16 hours.
  • Nervous System and Human Behavior course at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. 2014, 16 hours.

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