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Max Wiznitzer, MD

Max Wiznitzer, MD



84 Ratings 14 Reviews


Pediatric Neurology

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UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106

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  • Professor, CWRU School of Medicine

Max Wiznitzer, MD, is a pediatric neurologist in the Neurologic Institute at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital. He is Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Dr. Wiznitzer is board certified in pediatrics, neurology with special qualification in child neurology, and neurodevelopmental disabilities His special interests include attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorders, developmental and behavioral disorders and pediatric neurology. He was named to the UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital staff in 1986.

Dr. Wiznitzer earned a bachelor’s degree in medical education from Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., and his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School. He completed a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in developmental disorders at Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, and a fellowship in pediatric neurology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa. He completed his postdoctoral training as a National Institutes of Health National Research fellow in higher cortical functions at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, N.Y.

His research interests include autism and pediatric stroke. He has served as Principal Investigator, co-investigator and a consultant on research studies in these areas funded by the National Institutes of Health and other institutions.

Dr. Wiznitzer has authored or coauthored 11 textbook chapters and nearly 70 scientific papers in leading medical journals. He is a reviewer for Neurology, Journal of Child Neurology, Pediatric Neurology, Pediatrics, Lancet Neurology and Brain and serves on several editorial boards. He has presented more than 50 abstracts at national medical meetings and more than 200 lectures to medical meetings as well as community, parent and education groups, speaking on autism, ADHD and other topics in pediatric neurology and development.

Dr. Wiznitzer is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Neurology, Child Neurology Society and the Society of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics.

Awards and Recognition

1991 Professional of the Year, Autism Society of Ohio

Research Interests

Pediatric stroke


  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders and Related Disorders
  • Developmental and Behavioral Disorders
  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Pediatric Neurology


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Office Locations

UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital

11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland OH, 44106

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Pediatric Specialties

5850 Landerbrook Dr
Mayfield Heights OH, 44124

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Rainbow Specialties Center

960 Clague Rd
Westlake OH, 44145

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Pediatric Specialties

4001 Carrick Dr
Medina OH, 44256

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UH Rainbow Physicians and Surgeons

4137 Boardman Canfield Rd
Canfield OH, 44406

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Firelands Regional Medical Center

1912 Hayes Ave
Sandusky OH, 44870

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

4.8 out of 5

84 Ratings

Patient Comments (14)

Reviewed On 5/1/2020
Dr Witzniter is an excellent provider who listens, and cares for his patient.

Reviewed On 3/25/2020
Dr Wiznitzer and his staff are friendly and efficient!

Reviewed On 3/8/2020
We have been bringing our son, *** to see Dr. Wiz for many years. We come from *** to see him. He is the best in our eyes!!!! *** Dr. Wiz has gone up and above what any other Dr has done for our son.

Reviewed On 2/29/2020
Dr. Wiznitzer provides excellent care for our 8.5yo daughter. We appreciated the time he took with us and how he interacted with both me (mom) and our daughter. We have seen multiple doctors in the last month and aside from our primary doctor, I thought he was best able to read her as well as interact in a positive, light-hearted, engaging and professional manner. We truly appreciate his care and compassion.

Reviewed On 2/3/2020
Yes, we did wait 35 minutes beyond our appointment time to see Dr. Wiznitzer but he was well worth the wait. And although he was running behind he did NOT rush my daughter's appointment and listened to everything we had to say. He was great with her and really made a connection. We actually came to him as a second opinion, but have decided after meeting with him to keep him as my daughter's primary neurologist. [...]

Reviewed On 1/26/2020
Dr. Wiznitzer has redefined customer care. He's brilliant, compassionate, and SO patient! We consider ourselves very lucky to be his patient!

Reviewed On 1/21/2020
Dr. Wiznitzer is the best doctor at UH.

Reviewed On 1/3/2020
Very congenial doctor. He made my son relax and feel comfortable answering questions.

Reviewed On 12/30/2019
Dr Max is a great doctor! Nurses and receptionists are always very friendly!

Reviewed On 10/1/2019
best pediatric neurologist ever! wish he could be my Dr.

Reviewed On 9/28/2019
Dr. Wiznitzer is on of the most compassionate, competent, and caring doctors. He always makes himself available for us despite how busy he is. When we meet with him, he treats my son with the utmost respect and dignity despite his struggles. We consider ourselves very very fortunate that we are lucky enough to have him as the doctor for our son.

Reviewed On 9/24/2019
outstanding care from dr wiznitzer as usual !!

Reviewed On 8/30/2019
dr wiznitzer was amazing. it was my son's first and probably only needed consult with him for his ADHD. the appt was extremely educational and literally a pivotal moment for us as parents. we had so many unanswered questions prior to our visit. I'm changing my parenting because of him. we are eternally grateful. [...]

Reviewed On 8/9/2019
the team there is wonderful

Board Certifications

  • Neurodevelopmental Disabilities - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics


Research Fellowship | Disorders of Higher Cognitive Function in Children
Disorders of Higher Cognitive Function in Children - Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University (1984 - 1986)

Residency | Pediatric Neurology
Pediatric Neurology - Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia (1981 - 1984)

Fellowship | Developmental Disabilities
Developmental Disabilities - Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (1980 - 1981)

Residency | Pediatrics
Pediatrics - Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (1977 - 1980)

Medical Education
Northwestern University Feinberg School Of Medicine (1977)

Northwestern University (1975)

Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

View UH’s policy (PDF) on practitioner-industry relationships.

As of December 31, 2016, Max Wiznitzer disclosed the following Outside Relationships with Industry:

  • - Novartis Pharmaceuticals - Consulting
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