Undergraduate Degree

  • Cornell University , 1994 , Ithaca , NY

Medical School

  • State University of NY Health Science Center at Brooklyn , 1998 , Brooklyn , NY


  • Mount Sinai Medical Center , 1999 , New York , NY


  • Mount Sinai Medical Center , 1999 , New York , NY


  • Tufts New England Medical Center , 2000 , Boston , MA


Pediatric Neurology
  • Tufts-New England Medical Center , 2003 , Boston , MA


  • Tufts-New England Medical Center , 2004 , Boston , MA

Philosophy of Care

I tailor my treatment approach to meet the needs of the individual and their families. I try to maximize non-medication approaches and I am conservative when it comes to prescribing medication. If medication is needed, my goal is to prescribe the lowest dose that is effective to minimize adverse side effects. Over time, I customize the medication regimen to optimally meet the needs of each child. I make individualizing care a top priority and work in partnership with families to optimize care.


During my training as a medical student, I found neurology to be fascinating and I was struck by how challenging neurological disorders could be for individuals and their families. I decided to devote myself to diagnosing, treating and helping people with neurological disorders. I chose to become a pediatric neurologist, specifically, working with children. Nothing compares to their genuine honesty, purity and resiliency. I cherish the connection I form with them and their families. Listening to the children and their parents is the most important diagnostic tool I use in patient care. I not only dive into details regarding the family’s primary concerns, I look beyond that to gain a comprehensive picture of the child in order to address any other potential contributing factors.


  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Child and Adolescent Neurology


Publications powered by Harvard Catalyst Profiles

  1. Kondev L, Bhadelia RA, Douglass LM. Familial congenital facial palsy. Pediatr Neurol. 2004 May; 30(5):367-70. View abstract
  2. Kondev L, Minster A. Headache and facial pain in children and adolescents. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2003 Dec; 36(6):1153-70. View abstract