Sandy Waran MD
Dr. Sandy P. Waran is a pediatric neurologist certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, with special competence in child neurology. He also earned certification by the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology after completing a year of fellowship in clinic electroencephalography, which enhances his expertise in the identification and treatment of patients with epilepsy. As one of New Jersey's leading experts on childhood seizure disorders and EEGs, Dr. Waran is listed in the Guide to America's Top Physicans by the Consumers Research Council of America. He was recognized by New Jersey Monthly magazine as 2009-2010 "Top Doctor" for Pediatric Neurology. In March 2010 he was also honored with St. Clare's Health System's "Physicians Award" for his humanitarian efforts both in New Jersey, where he ran a free children's pediatric clinic at St. Clare's Hospital, and in Asia where he volunteers and raises funds for programs to improve health care for children.
In March 2016, accompanied by physicians from Mayo Clinic, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Cleveland Clinic, he established an Epilepsy Monitoring Unit located at The Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children in Colombo, Sri Lanka. In collaboration with the International Rotary Foundation he raised funds from colleagues, the community and grateful patients.
Dr. Waran is currently the Director of the Pediatric Neuroscience Network at Goryeb Children's Hospital. Previously, he served as the Medical Director of the Children's Neurology and Epilepsy Center at St. Clare's Hospital/Denville. In 1978, he was responsible for the establishment of a regional pediatric neurology program at Morristown Memorial and Overlook Hospitals, where he served as the Chairman of the section of Pediatric Neurology in the Department of Neuroscience. His groundbreaking accomplishments at these hospitals included the introduction of long-term video EEG monitoring. Dr. Waran also served on the clinical faculty of Columbia Presbyterian University, SUNY Downstate Medical Center and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). His contributions to pharmacological research have advanced the treatment of movement disorders and epilepsy in children.
A recognized expert in the fields of children's neurology and epilepsy, Dr. Waran has co-authored articles in publications such as Clinical Lessons in Epilepsy, The Journal of the Medical Society of New Jersey, Pediatric Neurology, Anesthesia and Analgesia, and Human Genetics. He has also participated in numerous television panels on Tourette's syndrome, epilepsy, and attention deficit disorders.