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Max Wiznitzer, MD

Max Wiznitzer, MD



102 Ratings 17 Reviews


Pediatric Neurology

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Primary Location

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

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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

102 Ratings

Patient Comments (17)

Reviewed On 4/3/2020
[...] it is always a good experience as the doctor is always great and easy to talk with

Reviewed On 4/3/2020
Dr. Wiz is very respectful & personal. Best Neurologist ever. My son is in excellent hands.

Reviewed On 4/3/2020
Dr. Wiznitzer is one of the most brilliant and patient doctors in the world. He always takes the time to listen to all of my questions and concerns. We are so grateful to have such an incredible dr! Dr. Wiznitzer genuinely cares about my son, his struggles, and his successes.

Reviewed On 4/3/2020
best pediatric neurologist ever! wish he could be my Dr.

Reviewed On 4/3/2020
Dr Max is a great doctor! Nurses and receptionists are always very friendly!

Reviewed On 4/3/2020
lDr Max always takes his time. With our visits.

Reviewed On 4/3/2020
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 4/3/2020
Dr. Wiznitzer has redefined customer care. He's brilliant, compassionate, and SO patient! We consider ourselves very lucky to be his patient!

Reviewed On 4/3/2020
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 4/3/2020
outstanding care from dr wiznitzer as usual !!

Reviewed On 4/3/2020
Dr. Wizniter is an amazing neurologist.

Reviewed On 4/3/2020
Dr. Wiznitzer is the best doctor at UH.

Reviewed On 4/3/2020
Dr.Wiznitzer is a wonderful doctor and one of whom we think very highly.

Reviewed On 4/3/2020
Excellent Doctor

Reviewed On 4/3/2020
the team there is wonderful

Reviewed On 4/3/2020
Very congenial doctor. He made my son relax and feel comfortable answering questions.

Reviewed On 3/13/2020
[...] beyond our expectations. Everyone was so kind, friendly and accommodating. Dr. Wiznitzer went above and beyond to fit us in for an appointment. He even led us back to the parking garage after the appointment (good thing ... we would never have found it on our own).

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.

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

  • - Novartis Pharmaceuticals - Consulting
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