Our Team

Multidisciplinary Care Team Leaders

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. Below features our care team leaders from some of the most used specailties in the Cerebral Palsy community. The CP Center also offers care coordination services to help you find knowledgeable physicians within the Columbia/NYP system that know how to care for someone with CP.

Neurology

  • Jason B. Carmel, MD, PhD

    • Pediatric Neurology and Movement Recovery - Executive Director, Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center
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  • Jennifer M. Bain, MD, PhD

    • Assistant Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at the Columbia University Medical Center
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  • Linn Katus, DO, MSc

    • Pediatric and Adult Neurology
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Orthopedics 

  • Joshua E. Hyman, MD

    • Pediatric Lower Extremity Disorders - Clinical Director, Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center
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  • R. Kumar Kadiyala, MD, PhD

    • Pediatric and Adult Hands, Elbows, and Shoulder Surgery
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  • Benjamin D. Roye, MD, MPH

    • Pediatric Spine Disorders
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  • Roshan P. Shah, MD

    • Adult Hip & Knee Joint Reconstruction
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  • Michael G. Vitale, MD, MPH

    • Pediatric Spinal Deformity
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Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine

  • Hana Azizi, MD

    • Pediatric and Adult Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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  • Amy Lynn Tenaglia, MD

    • Pediatric and Adult Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Elisabeth Bates, CPNP

    • Nurse Practitioner, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Mental Health

Physical Therapy

CP Center Administrative Staff

  • Belkis Taverez

    • Practice Associate

    Belkis Taverez, our Practice Associate handles the daily communication responsibilities with patients, helping patients access the services they need.​

    Belkis began working with the Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center since it’s founding in 2012 and has extensive and valuable experience interacting with all our patients and families. 

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  • Jennifer Pimentel

    • Care and Outreach Cooridinator

    Jennifer Pimentel joined the Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center in 2021. In her role, she coordinates all aspects of care for patients and acts as representative of the Center, collaborating with other internal departments and with external community-based organizations. ​

     ​Jennifer's expertise centers around service coordination in Early Intervention Programs, and case management for adults with disabilities.