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Dr. Sait Ashina, MD

Neurologist

Professional statement

Dr. Ashina practices at two offices (see separate ZocDoc profile for the office at 309 West 23rd Street New York, NY 10011). Dr. Ashina specializes in the treatment of headache conditions, including migraine and cluster headache. His headache treatment approach combines drug therapy, interventional treatments such as nerve blocks, Botulinum toxin injections, trigger point injections, and inpatient and outpatient infusion therapy. Dr. Ashina is a Neurologist and a Headache Specialist. He is a Director of the Headache Program, which is a joint activity of Department of Pain Medicine/Palliative Care, and the Department of Neurology. Dr. Ashina earned his medical degree at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He completed medical internship at the Hospital of Saint Raphael affiliated with Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT. He did his residency in neurology at the Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY. He received training in Headache medicine at the Montefiore Headache Center in Bronx, NY and the Danish Headache Center, Copenhagen, Denmark. Dr. Ashina is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and a Diplomate in Headache Medicine through the United Council for Neurological Subspecialties. He is a member of education committee of International Headache Society. Dr. Ashina also served as a member of the International Headache Society headache classification subcommittee for the 3rd edition of the International Classification of Headache Disorders . He is also an Associate editor of Neurology Reviews, and Visiting Editor of the Journal of Headache and Pain. He has won several awards for his work, including the Clinical Headache Fellowship Award from the American Headache Society. He is a recipient of prestigious 2012 Enrico Greppi Award endorsed by the European Headache Federation and the Italian Society for the Study of Headaches. Dr. Ashina has been named to Super Doctors 2013 New York Rising Stars list. His research interest includes epidemiology of headache /chronic pain, quantitative sensory testing and human pain models.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Neurologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Beth Israel Medical Center - Petrie Division
  • Beth Israel Medical Group

Board certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Københavns Universitet Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige og Medicinsk Fakultet
  • Montefiore Medical Center, Residency in Neurology
  • Montefiore Medical Center, Fellowship in Headache and Facial Pain

Professional memberships

  • American Headache Society
  • International Headache Society

Awards and publications

  • Bezov D, Ashina S, Jensen R, Bendtesen L. Pain perception studies in tension-type headache. Headache. 2011 Feb;51(2):262-71.
  • Bezov D, Ashina S, Lipton R. Post-Dural Puncture Headache: Part II - Prevention, Management, and Prognosis. Headache. 2010 Oct;50(9):1482-98.
  • Bezov D, Lipton RB, Ashina S. Post Dural Puncture Headache: Part I - Diagnosis, Epidemiology, Etiology and Pathophysiology. Headache. 2010 Jul;50(7):1144-52.

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Rapid registration
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Russian
  • Danish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1194042895

Office locations

Beth Israel Medical Group

10 Union Square E, Suite 2Q

New York, NY 10003

Patient reviews
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Scared me telling I have syphilis. Was bug bites..big difference!
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Very good - he spend more time with me than any doctor has before. He listened to all of my symptoms and triggers and suggested medication based on my past experience. He made some suggestions about prevention and offered to touchbase in 3 months to see how I'm feeling. His bedside manner was excellent and he made me feel very comfortable.
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He's very nice and helpful. He definitely helped keep my migraines in check.
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Great doctor takes the time to listen he's wonderful
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He is really nice & understanding & eager to help
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It is always a pleasure!!
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Dr. Ashina is AMAZING! Saw me promptly, really friendly office staff. He was very patient speaking to me about the possible causes of my headache. Most importantly - he diagnosed with Lyme Disease very quickly after I got it - aquick catch and I feel very lucky. He called me ASAP when results were in to discuss, was unhurried and friendly. VERY much like him and recommend!
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This doctor essentially told me that migraines are not treatable and that I was exaggerating my symptoms. This is the last thing I would expect to experience from a neurologist that specializes in migraines.
More than 1 year ago
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Definitely would see Dr Ashina again!
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Very professional. Spent about 45 minutes just talking to me about my symptoms, types of headaches, etc. Even looked up my closest pharmacy to link up my prescription. Felt like he genuinely cared, one of the best specialists I've ever been to. I would definitely recommend him!!
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He was very professional and knowledgable and thorough
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I could not have asked for a better doctor! Dr. Ashina was very thorough and extremely patient and detailed with his explanations. His temperate calming bedside manner curbed my fears and I felt so much better than when I walked into his office. I highly recommend Dr. Ashina!
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He is very personable, thorough, professional and down to Earth. He listens to you and works with you. He is also funny and it helps to lighten the moment.
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Knowledgeable, courteous and patient. It felt like he was really concerned about my health, not rushing at all. The staff is really friendly and efficient. Great experience.
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great!
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Very helpful dr. What hw himself could not treat, he made helpful referrals for. Thanks doc!
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The Doctor is amazingly patient. He takes his time and makes sure that he'll find out all he can to assist the patient. Down side is, that it may take a while to see but, that doesn't effect the score as he is very thorough.
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If your going to hit your head, make an appointment with Dr. Ashina.
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Dr. Ashina is knowledgeable, kind, and takes the time to understand your ailments and figure out the right personal remedy. Highly recommended!
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Great Dr. Very friendly and really took the time to fully understand the source of the problem. Great dr!
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Great. Really listened to me and definitely knew what to do.
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So nice, spent a ton of time with me... Highly recommend.
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Very thorough and caring. I've been from doctor to doctor to doctor and he knew what was wrong. Thanks so much. He is an amazing doctor makes you feel comfortable and very knowledgable. Trust me go see him!
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Very attentive and made me feel comfortable.
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I felt very comfortable with him.
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I am happy with my initial appointment. Doc is very professional, knows how to listen and asks all the right questions. I am looking forward to my follow up appointment.
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Hands down the best doctor I have ever been to! He is amazing, try to avoid the Union Sq office though, it's crazy hectic.
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Dr. Ashina was very pleasant, highly informative, and treated me with the repect I deserve as a patient. He gave me a fair amount of his time and made me feel that my condition mattered when other doctors told me thay can't help me or don't know how to.
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Very good visit with a couple of md-s It seems there were some organizational questions on my arrival, but the entire affair was handled VERY well. Dr. Ashina was excellent and properly diected me to appropriate doctor. I look forward toany further appointments and/or follow on. Well done Dr. Ashina
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My second visit to Dr Ashina and was just as good as the first. He is committed to making sure his patients find a solution. I trust I am in the best hands and would recommend him to anybody.
More than 1 year ago
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Probably the best doctor I have ever seen. Really took his time to explain things to me and addressed all of my concerns. I left feeling that I was in the best of hands.
More than 1 year ago
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He is very knowlegeable, professional, and friendly with a great bedside manner.Excellent doctor, excellent treatment.
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He is extremely professional and very thorough both in his examination and his explanations. Highly recommended!
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Excellent doctor, professional, knowledgeable, wonderful bedside manner!
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Splendid!
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Great services!
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The office was small and they kept their files in piles as high as their desks in eyes view of patients. There was a very detailed booklet I filled out about my headaches. It would have been helpful if I kepttrack of all those details. Strange thing, receptionist called me by coming up to me and tapping me on the shoulder. Very weird. Much preferred an atten
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He is the best Neurologist ...He was very nice Doctor ....I wouldn't change him :)))
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Dr. Ashina is one of the most professional doctors that I have ever had the experience to see. He is kind, congenial and is approachable with any issue that you may have!
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It is ALWAYS a pleasure to see Dr. Ashina! I believe he is the best Neurologist @ Beth Israel Medical Center!!
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excellent doctor, wish i found him sooner. :)
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I would give Dr. Ashina more than 5 stars if such a choice were available. HOWEVER, the waiting room is too small for the volume of patients, family & professional caregivers to all fit! There wasn't even room for anyone standingto step aside so the door could be opened! No point in bringing a book as the noise from people crowded into this area, along with a TV volume set extra high makes it impossible to concentrate! I almost had an anxiety attack from being so crowded in. I truly felt sorry for the support staff at the 2 desks. Utter chaos prevented them from serving patients in any time of order or priority. Something needs to be done to make this waiting area MUCH LARGER!!!
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He was very professional, and made me feel very comfortable. I would definitely recommend him to other patients and will continue to utilize his services as needed.
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very thorough exam and extremely personable.
More than 1 year ago
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I'm very impressed with Dr. Ashina--he clearly knows what he's talking about and is very thorough. He spent a lot of time with me (new patient) and I feel like my headache care is in good hands.
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He is very knowledgeable and friendly.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Ashina was amazing. He was very thorough both in his examination and his explanations. He clearly cares about his patients.
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This guy is great! He went through and gave me all the information I needed- twice. And he made sure I understood everything that was being said. I'm definitely sticking to him. Great sense of humor too so you don't feel nervous at all :)
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Awesome service
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VERY PROFESSIONAL, TOOK HIS TIME TO LISTEN TO EVERYTHING THAT WAS BOTHERING ME. HIGHL,Y RECOMMEND HIM
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