Our Mission

Bridging Care for a Lifetime

The Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center at Columbia University Irving Medical Center is dedicated to improving the lives of people with cerebral palsy of all ages through comprehensive care, basic and clinical research, and education of medical professionals, patients, and caregivers.

Today, there are two to three times as many adults as children with cerebral palsy (CP). Historically, doctors focusing on pediatric medicine have provided care to people with CP, but as these patients move through adolescence and into adulthood, they are faced with new and emerging health issues that often require specialized care. The Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center at Columbia University Irving Medical Center serves as a medical home for patients of all ages through integrated, coordinated, and continuous care across the life span by physicians and staff from more than twenty specialties.

Dr. Carmel (L), Debby Weinberg, and Dr. Hyman (R).

We know that there are many young children with cerebral palsy, and now a large and growing adult cerebral palsy population, who find it difficult and overwhelming to access the medical system. We hope that the Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center at Columbia will provide a ‘medical home’ for these patients and make it easier for them to obtain the highest quality medical care.

Debby Weinberg, Co-founder and Advisory Board Chair 

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Through education, research, and advocacy, our growing network of cerebral palsy experts aim to expand knowledge of CP and access to care across the life span. We collaborate with our patients and their families to help people with CP of all ages to manage their symptoms and reach their full potential.

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