Abigail Ley, MD - Pediatric Neurologist

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Pediatric Neurologist 

Dr. Abigail Ley is a pediatric neurologist within the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Brain Institute. She earned her medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. Dr. Ley completed a residency in pediatrics and fellowship in child neurology and neurodevelopmental disabilities at George Washington University/Children's National Health System in Washington, DC. Her clinical area of expertise includes autism spectrum disorder and other neurodevelopmental conditions. 

Prior to entering the field of medicine, Dr. Ley received a master's degree in art history from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, England. She also received a Fulbright scholarship to research bamboo housing in India.  

Dr. Ley is board certified in pediatrics, neurology with special qualifications in child neurology and neurodevelopmental disabilities. She is a member of the Child Neurology Society, has presented at medical conferences, and her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Ley also edited the book “Art Can Heal,” which focuses on the pioneering work of art therapist and artist Sigridur Bjornsdottir.  

Dr. Ley is employed by Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists (NCPS), the multi-specialty medical group practice of Nicklaus Children’s Health System

The Nicklaus Children’s Brain Institute is the first and largest clinical pediatric neuroscience program in the world. The program is recognized for excellence in treatment for children with a full spectrum of brain disorders, including brain tumors, intractable epilepsy, brain injuries and other anomalies. No other pediatric neurology-neurosurgery program in the Southeast ranks higher, according to U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” results. Nicklaus Children’s Brain Institute balances safety and efficacy to achieve the best possible quality of life for children with a neurological condition. The Brain Institute receives referrals of complex cases from throughout the U.S. and around the world. Many of its greatest successes involve children who could not be helped by other programs, and were referred for the cutting edge care and research protocols for which the Brain Institute is renowned.  

Primary Office

Nicklaus Children's Palm Beach Gardens Outpatient Ctr-Neurology
11310 Legacy Avenue
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
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Fellowship - Children's National Medical Center
Residency - Children's National Medical Center
Medical School - Indiana University

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics) - Certified
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Child Neur) - Certified
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurodevelopmental Disabilities) - Certified