James Riviello, MD

Director, Pediatric Neurology

James Riviello

Office Location:

223 East 34th Street
New York, NY 10016
Phone: (646)558-0871
Fax: (646)385-7166

Dr. Riviello is a Pediatric Neurologist in NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center and the Director of the Division of Pediatric Neurology in the Department of Neurology at the NYU School of Medicine. He has a long-standing interest in pediatric epilepsy, epilepsy surgery, the pediatric epileptic encephalopathies, clinical neurophysiology, and pediatric neurocritical care. He has been involved in the production of national and international guidelines for pediatric epilepsy surgery, the diagnostic assessment of status epilepticus, the treatment of status epilepticus, and continuous EEG monitoring for neonatal seizures. He is currently the Chair of the Section of Child Neurology of the American Academy of Neurology and has served as the Chairperson of the Executive Committee of the Section of Neurology of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a charter member of the Neurocritical Care Society, a member of the Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Taskforce of the International League Against Epilepsy and the ICU Monitoring Special Interest Group of the American Academy of Clinical Neurophysiology.

Medical Specialties:

Pediatric Neurology, Pediatric Epilepsy, Clinical Neurophysiology, and Neurocritical Care.

Medical Interests:

Refractory Epilepsy, Epilepsy Surgery, Epileptic Encephalopathies, including the Landau-Kleffner Syndrome and Electrical Status Epilepticus of Sleep, and their treatment, Tuberous Sclerosis, Sturge-Weber Syndrome, Status Epilepticus, Neonatal Seizures, Continuous EEG Monitoring in the ICU, including digital trending analysis.

Medical Education:

Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, 1978

Pediatric Internship and Residency: St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA, 1978-1980. Child Neurology Fellowship: St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA, 1980-1983.

Board Certifications: Pediatrics, Neurology with Special Competence in Child Neurology, and Neurology with Added Qualifications in Clinical Neurophysiology