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Max Wiznitzer, MD

Max Wiznitzer, MD



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Pediatric Neurology, Neurology

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  • Division Chief, Pediatric Neurology, UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
  • Division Chief, Pediatric Neurology, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • 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 a Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Dr. Wiznitzer is board certified in pediatrics, neurology with a 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 pediatrics residency 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 consultant on research studies in these areas funded by the National Institutes of Health and other institutions.

Dr. Wiznitzer has authored or co-authored 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 and more than 200 lectures at national medical meetings and community, parent and education groups, speaking on autism, ADHD, and other pediatric neurology and development topics.

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.


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


Languages Spoken


Office Locations

CMC RBC Zagara Ste 170

11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland OH, 44106

Pediatric Specialties

5850 Landerbrook Dr
Mayfield Heights OH, 44124

Rainbow Specialties Center

960 Clague Rd
Westlake OH, 44145

Pediatric Specialties

4001 Carrick Dr
Medina OH, 44256

Middlefield Das Deutsch Center

14567 Madison Rd
Middlefield OH, 44062

UH Rainbow Physicians and Surgeons

4137 Boardman Canfield Rd
Canfield OH, 44406

Firelands Sandusky Healthcare Center

2520 Columbus Ave
Sandusky OH, 44870

Patient Experience Reviews

4.7 out of 5

64 Ratings

Patient Comments (16)

Reviewed On 2/1/2023
Dr. Wiznitzer is the best. Very blessed to have him as part of our care team

Reviewed On 1/1/2023
We cannot imagine ever going to anyone else who would understand all of the complexities of our son's medical needs.

Reviewed On 12/1/2022
*** Dr. Witnizer is an awesome phycian and has taken care of my daughter since ***. I would literally trust him with my life. Hopefully he will not retire anytime soon! If so, he deserves it. UH is blessed to have such a knowledgeable doctor. ***

Reviewed On 9/2/2022
We are beyond grateful to have a doctor this super incredibly skilled -where his brilliance and expertise are matched by his compassion.

Reviewed On 9/2/2022
Sometimes I feel rushed while talking to him but he is the best of the best I couldn't ask for anyone better to help with my daughter's needs.

Reviewed On 9/2/2022
I like Dr Max very very much!

Reviewed On 8/1/2022
Dr Max ha s been a wonderful Dr. He has helped my daughter so much***.He cares. He listens.

Reviewed On 7/1/2022
Always have the best possible experience with this doctor and his staff.

Reviewed On 7/1/2022
We loved Dr Max W. He was wonderful very informative, very caring and over all just a fantastic guy. Never have I ever felt so connected to a Dr before. I would recommend him to everyone I know! Fantastic Fantastic Fantastic!!!

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
He was seriously amazing with *** and I am so glad we switched from *** to him.

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
Doctor Wiznitzer takes his time and accommodates my son's needs, thoughtfully addressing all of my questions and concerns. When I needed a prescription refilled due to a change in dosage the office responded after hours to meet our needs, and the nurse is very responsive with our ongoing medication feedback and adjustments regarding my son.

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
Very informative and took the concern for serious health concerns away. Gave options for additional avenues to pursue going forward.

Reviewed On 5/1/2022
Dr. Witzniter always gives good advice!!

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
*** has been seeing Dr. Wiznitzer for years (since he was 2 1/2). We absolutely love him.

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
Excellent experience *** My kiddo was comfortable and enjoyed the rest of the appt.

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
We are very pleased with ***'s care under Dr. Wiznitzer. Her mood is stable and she remains happy and easy going. She has also recently gained some needed weight due to the introduction of a medication recommended by Dr. Wiznitzer.

Research & Publications

Research Interests

Autism, Behavioral Neurology

Certifications & Memberships

  • 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 (1973 - 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.

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

  • - Novartis Pharmaceuticals - Consulting