North Shore-LIJ’s Cynthia L. Harden, MD, Named By As One of the Top Five Epilepsy Experts in the US



Cynthia L. Harden, MD, North Shore-LIJ’s chief, division of epilepsy and electroencephalography and director of North Shore-LIJ’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Care Center, has been named by as one of the top five epilepsy experts in the US 

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 “Having been recognized by further confirms Dr. Harden’s national reputation in epilepsy clinical care and treatment, as well as her role in conducting extensive epilepsy research,” said Ronald Kanner, MD, FAAN, FACP, chair of neurology at North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center and professor of neurology at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. “In particular, Dr. Harden’s expertise and research regarding women with epilepsy, pregnancy and epilepsy and mood and anxiety in epilepsy, has gained her recognition from colleagues across the country.”

Dr. Harden earned her medical degree at the University of Wisconsin Medical School. She completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at St. Luke’s Hospital, as well as a residency in neurology at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan. Following her residencies, she completed a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx.

Prior to joining the North Shore-LIJ Health System, Dr. Harden served as an epilepsy neurologist at the New York Weill Cornell Medical College in Manhattan and also served as director of the epilepsy program at the University of Miami. 

Dr. Harden is board certified in neurology, epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology. She is professor of neurology at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.  She has authored or collaborated on many book chapters and articles for peer-reviewed journals, such as Epilepsia, Neurology, the Journal of Epilepsy, and the Journal of Neuroscience.  Dr. Harden is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, American Neurological Association, the American Epilepsy Society and the American Clinical Neurophysiological Society.

For more information about Dr. Harden and about North Shore-LIJ’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Care Center, visit  For an appointment with Dr. Harden, call 516-325-7060.