Agustin Legido, MD, PhD, MBA, CPE


Cooper University Health Care Titles

  • Division Head, Pediatric Neurology and Developmental Medicine

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University Titles

  • Professor of Pediatrics

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Child Neurology

Specialty Certifications

Certified Physician Executive

Other Languages


Professional Type

Cooper University Physician



Office Locations

Camden, Voorhees
Cooper Pediatric Care at Camden

Three Cooper Plaza
Suite 200
Camden, NJ 08103
Phone: 856.342.2001
Fax: 856.968.8206
Maps & Directions

Cooper Pediatric Care at Voorhees

6400 Main Street
Voorhees, NJ 08043
Phone: 856.751.9339
Fax: 856.751.8940
Maps & Directions

Education & Training

Medical SchoolZaragoza University, Spain
Graduate SchoolPhD - Bologna University, Italy
Graduate SchoolPhD - Zaragoza University, Spain
Graduate SchoolExecutive MBA - Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Graduate SchoolCPE - American College of Physician Executives
ResidencyPediatrics - Hospital Clinico Universitario, Zaragoza, Spain
ResidencyPediatrics - St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA
ResidencyNeurology - Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
FellowshipPediatric Neurology - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
FellowshipNeurology Research - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA


  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Child Neurology Society
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Epilepsy Society
  • American Society for Pediatric Research
  • Spanish Pediatric Society
  • Spanish Child Neurology Society
  • Argentinian Child Neurology Society (Honorary)
  • Venezuelan Child Neurology Society (Honorary)
  • Iberoamerican Academy of Child Neurology
  • International Child Neurology Association

Awards and Honors

  • American Epilepsy Society "Junior Investigator Travel Award" - 1993
  • American Registry "America’s Most Honored Professionals Award" - 2016
  • Argentinian Child Neurology Society "Honorary Membership" - 2000
  • Castle Connolly "Top Doctor" - 2010-2018
  • Extraordinary Award of Doctorate, given to the best Doctoral Thesis presented at the University of Zaragoza School of Medicine (Spain) during the academic period 1983-1985
  • Pediatric Spanish Society "National Award of Pediatric Research" - 1984
  • Philadelphia Magazine "Top Doc" - 2005, 2009-2015, 2018, 2019
  • SJ Magazine "Top Docs for Kids" - 2021
  • Spanish League Against Epilepsy "Schering-Plough Epilepsy Research Award" - 1994
  • Venezuelan Child Neurology Society "Honorary Membership" - 2001
  • WHO'S WHO in Science and Engineering, WHO'S WHO in Medicine and Healthcare, WHO'S WHO in the East, WHO'S WHO in America, WHO'S WHO in the World - 1995

Editorial Positions

Editor-in-chief, Seminars in Pediatric Neurology


Safety and Efficacy of Brivaracetam in Pediatric Refractory Epilepsy: A Single-Center Clinical Experience. McGuire S, Silva G, Lal D, Khurana DS, Legido A, Hasbani D, Carvalho KS, Melvin J, Valencia I. J Child Neurol. 2020 Feb;35:102-105.

Carvalho KS, Fine AL, Haines CJ, Valencia I, Khurana DS, Legido A. Cost-Effectiveness of evaluation of children with epilepsy in the emergency department: Need for investment in patient education. J Child Neurol 2018;33:193-7.

Delhey LM, Nur Kilinc E, Yin L, Slattery JC, Tippett ML, Rose S, Bennuri SC, Kahler SG, Damle S, Legido A, Goldenthal MJ, Frye RE. The Effect of Mitochondrial Supplements on mitochondrial activity in children with autism apectrum disorder. J Clin Med 2017 Feb 13;6(2). pii: E18. doi: 10.3390/jcm6020018.

Miskin C, Khurana DS, Valencia I, Legido A, Hasbani DM, Carvalho KS. Efficacy and tolerability of lacosamide in the treatment of children with refractory epilepsy. J Child Neurol 2016;31:925-8.

Frye RE, Cox D, Slattery J, Tippett N, Kahler S, Granpeesheh D, Damle S, Legido A, Goldenthal MJ. Mitochondrial dyfunction may explain symptom variation in Phelan-McDermid syndrome. Sci Rep 2016;6:19544.