Sarah Finnegan

Sarah G. Finnegan

Sarah G. Finnegan MD, PhD

UBMD Neurology


Child Neurology; Epilepsy; Neurology

Accepting new patients

Professional Summary:

I am a neurologist with added qualifications in child neurology and clinical neurophysiology. I am an attending physician in the Comprehensive Epilepsy Unit at the Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo (WCHOB) where I interpret inpatient and outpatient electroencephalograms (EEGs) in neonates, children and adults. I see inpatients at WCHOB, treating a broad range of neurologic conditions and emergencies. My clinical focus is epilepsy, and I have a special interest in caring for disabled adults with epilepsy who have unique quality of life issues. I also care for women with epilepsy, with an emphasis on bone health, reproductive issues and pregnancy. In addition, I manage patients with a wide range of disorders including developmental disorders, headache, tic disorders and Tourette syndrome.

My research interests include investigation of techniques to promote neurodevelopment in conditions such as Rett syndrome, a devastating childhood neurodevelopmental disorder.

I teach and train medical students, neurology, pediatric, and psychiatric residents and clinical neurophysiology fellows. My teaching activities include delivering core medical student lectures such as the Introduction to the Neurological Examination, Child Neurology and Childhood Epilepsy. It is a privilege to be able to influence medical students, residents and fellows during the formative stage of their careers. My goals are to foster in them an understanding of the full implications of caring for patients and to expose them to intellectual discoveries that will enrich their professional lives and their ability to give their patients the best possible care.

In August 2015, I was appointed residency director of the child neurology training program. My focus will be enhancing the overall training experience. I will also lead recruiting efforts as well as efforts to develop clinical and research opportunities for our residents.


Child Neurology, Epilepsy, Neurology

Patients Treated:

Children, Adolescents

Physician Gender:



UBMD Neurology at Conventus
1001 Main Street
4th Floor
Buffalo, New York 14203
Phone: (716) 932-6080 ext 193
Fax: (716) 829-3010
Contact: Diane Sweeney
Accepting new patients

UBMD Neurology Pediatric and General Neurology Clinic
5851 Main St
Williamsville, New York 14221
Phone: (716) 932-6080 x193
Fax: (716) 829-3010
Contact: Diane Sweeney
Accepting new patients

Insurance Accepted:
  • Aetna U.S. Healthcare
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of WNY Inc
  • CIGNA HealthCare
  • Community Blue Advantage
  • Empire
  • Fidelis
  • GHI
  • Independent Health Association (HMO)
  • MVP Healthcare
  • Magnacare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • NYS Medicaid
  • North American Administrators
  • Nova
  • PA Medicaid
  • Preferred Care
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Todays Options
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • Univera Health Care (HMO)
  • WellCare

Board Certifications:

  • Board Certification, Clinical Neurophysiology

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Clinical Neurophysiology, The State University of New York at Buffalo (2005)
  • Residency, Pediatrics, The State University of New York at Buffalo (1999)
  • Residency, Neurology, The State University of New York at Buffalo (1998)
  • Residency, Neurology, The State University of New York at Buffalo (1998)
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, The State University of New York at Buffalo (1995)
  • MD, The State University of New York at Buffalo (1994)
  • PhD, Physiology, The State University of New York at Buffalo (1994)

Awards and Honors:

  • Buswell Fellowship Recipient (2002)
  • Resident Research Award (1998)
  • Resident Research Award (1997)
  • Aswad Award (1984)

Research Profile:

This UBMD physician is also a member of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, teaching the next generation of doctors and researching to advance care in WNY and beyond. Learn more about this physician's research and teaching activities, as well as view credentials, publications, professional involvement and more below.

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