New Horizons Virtual Town Hall 1- Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center at Columbia University

We kicked off this educational series with a panel of experts from the Weinberg Family CP Center at Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York City on Thursday, November 5th, 2020 at 6:30pm ET. This virtual event featured a multi-disciplinary panel discussion with Weinberg Family CP Center clinicians and researchers.


Jason Carmel, MD, PhD Executive Director of the Weinberg Family CP Center | Pediatric Neurologist

Jason Carmel, MD, PhD, is a child neurologist and motor system neuroscientist interested in central nervous system injury and repair. Dr. Carmel is the Executive Director of the Weinberg Family CP Center and also Director of the Movement Recovery laboratory, which uses activity-based therapies, including brain stimulation and intensive behavioral training to promote recovery of function.

Joshua Hyman, MD Clinical Director of the Weinberg Family CP Center | Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Joshua Hyman, MD, specializes in the operative and non-operative care for a broad spectrum of pediatric orthopedic conditions and is one of the world’s foremost experts on cerebral palsy. As Clinical Director at the CP Center, Dr. Hyman helps oversee a team of medical professionals that carefully designs and executes personalized treatment programs for each and every patient to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Paulo Selber, MD Director of Gait Recovery at the Weinberg Family CP Center | Pediatric & Adult Orthopedic Surgery, Gait Analysis

Paulo Selber, MD, is an internationally recognized specialist in the operative and non-operative treatment of orthopedic conditions in children and adults living with CP and other neuromuscular disorders. His practice leverages the latest surgical techniques and diagnostic tools – including 3D gait analysis – to plan and execute the appropriate “orthopedic surgical dose”. For over 25 years, Dr. Selber has exclusively dedicated his practice to caring for patients with cerebral palsy and neuromuscular conditions.

Heakyung Kim, MD Director or Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Columbia University

Heakyung Kim, MD, is a pediatric physiatrist and the A. David Gurewitsch Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine at CUIMC and Director of Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian. She is an expert in the treatment of patients with cerebral palsy, and also sees patients with other neuromuscular disorders and special needs.

Jan Moskowitz, LCSW Mental Health & Psychotherapy, Weinberg Family CP Center

Jan Moskowitz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in working with children and adults with cerebral palsy coupled with depression and anxiety. Jan practices from a holistic perspective while utilizing strengths-based interventions as part of a broad psychodynamic framework. She offers individual psychotherapy as a means of removing barriers for patients who seek support in order to reach their full potential.

Becoming a new parent in and of itself can be overwhelming. And if you're a new parent and you have some concerns about maybe some movements are off or there might be a global developmental delay, you want to make sure to write down the information that you receive and the information that you have more questions for so that you don't forget.

Jan Moskowitz