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Jeffrey Kornitzer, MD

Pediatric Neurologist

Dr. Jeffrey Kornitzer is an attending Child Neurologist at New Jersey Pediatric Neuroscience Institute (NJPNI). He also is affiliated with St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital and with St. Clare’s Hospital in New Jersey and is an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Kornitzer obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Biology at The College of New Jersey as part of a highly competitive 7-year Bachelors/MD program. He completed his medical degree at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He stayed on to complete a residency in Pediatric Neurologist in NJ at UMDNJ Medical School. Dr. Jeffrey Kornitzer then completed a fellowship in Child Neurology at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. While in fellowship, Dr. Kornitzer was awarded the prestigious Golden Apple award in teaching. He was also selected for induction into the esteemed Arnold P. Gold Foundation.

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Treatment & Services by Dr.Jeffrey Kornitzer

Dr. Jeffrey Kornitzer also co-authored five chapters for McGraw-Hill’s Neurology Board Review book and authored the chapter on Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the definitive book for parents of children with autism, Navigating the Medical Maze.

Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Conditions

- Autism spectrum disorders
- Concussions
- Autonomic disorders

Dr. Kornitzer sees children and adolescents with a variety of neurological conditions. He specializes in neurodevelopmental conditions (such as ADHD and autism spectrum disorders), tics, seizures, headaches, concussions, and autonomic disorders (such as fainting/syncope). His emphasis is on a thorough workup using the latest technology to get to the root causes of the symptoms and then multidisciplinary approaches to treat the whole child. His neurologic research has resulted in publication of over a dozen peer-reviewed articles and numerous scientific articles and abstracts. His ADHD research has even been featured on Neurology Advisor and on the ADHD online magazine, ADDitude. If you are looking for a pediatric neurologist near me, Dr. Kornitzer is the best find for you.


Kornitzer J, Johnson J, Yang M, Pecor KW, Cohen N, Jiang C, Ming X. (2021) A systematic review of characteristics associated with COVID-19 in children with typical presentation and with multisystem inflammatory syndrome.

Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health (Accepted) (Impact factor: 3.390)

Shivamurty VKN, Koul P, Lim J, Kornitzer J, Marks D. (2020) First reported case of Alice in Wonderland Syndrome due to an arteriovenous malformation. Ann Case Report. 14:318. (Impact factor: 0.01)

Kornitzer J, Abdulrazeq HF, Zaidi M, Bach JR, Kazi A, Feinstein E, Sander HW, Souayah N. (2020) Differentiating flail limb syndrome from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

99(10):895-901. (Impact factor: 0.75)

Ward M, Ward B, Warren C, Silverstein S, Ray C, Paskhover B, Kornitzer J. (2020) The quality of YouTube videos as an educational resource for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Pediatric Neurology. 103:84-5. (Impact factor: 2.398)

Kornitzer J, Taha F, Segal E. (2019) Clinical presentation and outcome in autoimmune encephalitis associated with

N-type voltage-gated calcium channels in children. Journal of Child Neurology. 34(9): 499-505. (Impact factor: 2.092)

Silverstein S, Veerapandiyan A, Hayes-Rosen C, Ming X, Kornitzer J. (2018) A novel intronic homozygous mutation in the AMT gene of a patient with nonketotic hyperglycinemia and hyperammonemia. Metabolic Brain Disease. 22 Oct 2018. (Impact factor: 2.638)

Veerapandiyan A, Oh J, Kornitzer J. (2018) Distal 1q21.1 and proximal 1q21.2 microduplication in a child with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Acta Neurologica Belgica. 17:1-2. (Impact factor: 1.722)

Ming X, Chen N, Ray C, Brewer G, Kornitzer J, Steer RA. (2018) A Gut Feeling: A Hypothesis of the Role of the Microbiome in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders. Child Neurology Open. 5:2329048X18786799.

Aravindhan A, Veerapandiyan A, Earley C, Thulasi V, Kresge C, Kornitzer J. (2018) Type 1 Sialidosis due to a novel mutation in NEU1 gene. Neurology, 27:90(13):622-624. (Impact factor: 8.055)

Kornitzer J, Horenstein D, Pecor K, Ming S. (2017) Gluten-free/casein-free diet improves behavior in a subset of children with an autism spectrum disorder. J Nat Sci, 3(1):e300. (Impact factor: 2.370)

Sherer J, Salazar T, Schesing KB, McPartland S, Kornitzer J. (2017) Case report: Diphenhydramine for acute extrapyramidal symptoms following propofol administration. Pediatrics. 139(2):e20161135. (Impact factor: 5.417)

Kornitzer J, Kimura Y, Ginow J. (2016) Primary Sjögren syndrome in a child with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder. J Rheumatol. 43(6):1260-1261. (Impact factor: 3.187)

Bain JM, Kornitzer J, Traba C, Gliksman F. (2015) How children, caregivers, and healthcare professionals perceive concussion and mild traumatic brain injury. SOJ Neurology. 2(1): 1-3.

Philip M, Kornitzer J, Marks D, Lee H, Souayah N. (2015) Alice in Wonderland syndrome associated with a temporo- parietal cavernoma. Brain Imaging Behav. 9(4):910-912. (Impact factor: 3.418)

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