Barry Kosofsky, MD, PhD
Barry Kosofsky, MD, PhD, is a professor of pediatrics in radiology, neurology, and neuroscience at Weill Cornell Medicine as well as an attending pediatrician at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and NYP Komansky Children’s Hospital. He is Board Certified in neurology with special competence in child neurology, and in brain injury medicine.
After receiving both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in biophysics at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Kosofsky entered Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he was awarded his medical degree and a PhD in neuroscience. He completed his pediatric residency training at Boston Children’s Hospital, and his neurology residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, where he also completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the MGH-East Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory.
After working at both Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Dr. Kosofsky went on to direct the Division of Child Neurology at Weill Cornell Medical College, the Child Neurology residency training program, and the Laboratory of Molecular and Developmental Neuroscience. Alongside his clinical and research staff, he created an academic clinical service to improve the diagnosis and treatment of infants and children with developmental brain disorders.
Dr. Kosofsky served as Chief of Child Neurology until 2019 when he stepped down to focus on research.