Aliza Alter, MD

Areas of Interest

  • Epilepsy
  • Tics and other Pediatric Movement Disorders
  • Pediatric Neurology


  • Bachelor of Science – Human Physiology, Boston University
  • Medical Degree – Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons


  • Pediatrics –New York Presbyterian Hospital – Columbia University Medical Center
  • Child Neurology – New York Presbyterian Hospital – Columbia University Medical Center


  • Clinical Neurophysiology – Boston Children’s Hospital

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified – American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology

Awards and Honors

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society

Selected Publications

  • Alter AS, Engelstad K, Hinton VJ, Montes J, Pearson TS, Akman CI, De Vivo DC. Long-term clinical course of Glut1 Deficiency Syndrome. J Child Neurol. 2015 Feb;30(2):160-9.
  • Akman CI, Yu J, Alter A, Engelstad K, De Vivo DC. Diagnosing glucose transporter 1 deficiency at initial presentation facilitates early treatment. J Pediatr. 2016 Apr;171:220-6.
  • Alter AS, Dhamija R, McDonough TL, Shen S, McBrian DK, Mandel AM, McKhann GM, Feldstein NA, Akman CI. Ictal onset patterns of subdural intracranial electroencephalogram in children: how helpful for predicting epilepsy surgery outcome? Epilepsy Res. 2019 Jan;149:44-52.