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Leukodystrophy Center (LC)

The Leukodystrophy Center (LC) at Weill Cornell Medicine is comprised of a multidisciplinary team which provides comprehensive medical care to both children and adults affected by a leukodystrophy. Allied with the New York State Newborn Screening Program, we specialize in the imaging surveillance of patients identified by newborn screening.  Through our collaborative program with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, we provide expertise in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation specifically for neurometabolic disease.

The LC is a Leukodystrophy Care Network Certified Center. The Leukodystrophy Care Network (LCN) is a community of affected families, organizations and medical providers committed to revolutionizing the health and quality of life of individuals affected by Leukodystrophies with proactive, innovative, and comprehensive medical care standards and specialized centers.  To learn more, please visit the Leukodystrophy Care Network website.

Contact Us

Primary Contact: Rebecca Espinosa, Administrative Specialist
Telephone: 212-746-3278
Fax: 212-746-8137
Mailing Address: 525 E68th St, Box 91, NYC, NY 10065

Pediatric Leukodystrophy Clinic

Day: Wednesdays
Location: Pediatric Sub-Specialty Practice, Helmsley Medical Building, 505 East 70th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10021

Adult Leukodystrophy Clinic

Day: Monday mornings
Location: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, 520 East 70th Street, Starr Pavilion, Room 607
New York, NY 10021

Eric Mallack

Eric Mallack, M.D.

Director, Leukodystrophy Center
Instructor of Pediatrics, Division of Child Neurology
Assistant Attending Pediatrician, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Assistant Attending Pediatrician, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Devorah Segal

Devorah Segal, M.D., Ph.D.

Co-Director, Leukodystrophy Center
Director, Child Neurology Training Program
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Assistant Attending Pediatrician
Dr. Linda Heier

Linda Heier, M.D.

Chair, Division of Neuroradiology
Professor of Clinical Radiology, Weill Cornell Medicine
Attending Radiologist, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Taylor Kaplan

Taylor Kaplan, P.A.

LCN Clinical Care Coordinator
Pediatrics and Child Neurology, NewYork-Presbyterian
Shenela Lakhani

Shenela Lakhani, M.Sc., CGC, CCGC

Director of Genetic Counseling & Clinical Engagement Center for Neurogenetics
Assistant Professor of Research in Neuroscience, Weill Cornell Medicine
Mary Montgomery

Mary Montgomery, M.S., R.D., C.D.N.

Pediatric Clinical Dietitian, Weill Cornell Medicine / NewYork-Presbyterian
Helena Yan

Helena Yan, B.A.

Leukodystrophy Research Coordinator, Weill Cornell Medicine


Resources for Patients and Families
Upcoming Events

Clinical Readiness: Newborn Screening for Metachromatic Leukodystrophy
For healthcare providers
Friday, February 28, 2020, 8:00am-3:00pm
Belfer Research Building, 413 E. 69th Street, NYC, 10021
More info:

Newborn Screening for Metachronic Leukodystrophy flyer

Rebecca Espinosa, Administrative Specialist
Mailing address: 525 East 69th Street, Box 91
New York, NY 10065

Pediatrics Weill Cornell Medicine Appointments & Referrals: (646) 962-KIDS (646) 962-5437 Chairman's Office: Weill Cornell Medicine 525 E 68th St.
Box 225
New York, NY 10065 (646) 962-5437