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Qualifications and Experience
Awards and Publications
Dr. Songhui Ma is a physician specializing in the field of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. She is board certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology and completed her allergy training at the Mount Sinai Medical Center. She is on the faculty of both the New York University School of Medicine where she teaches medical students and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine where she teaches in the allergy fellowship program. She received her undergraduate degree from Columbia College and her medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine. She has been in practice since 2003 and founded Empire Allergy and Asthma in 2005.
She sees both adults and children with a wide range of allergy problems including allergic rhinitis, asthma and sinus disease as well as food, drug and skin allergies.
Verified Patient Reviews
I never write a bad review but worst doctor experience I have ever had. Dr. Ma made me feel incredibly embarassed and rudely disregarded my issue by giving me an informative and helpful diagnosis of "I don't know." She did not offer any help or recommend any other doctor, she simply just laughed saying she cannot diagnose a skin rash because she is an allergist....All I wanted to know was if the rash was caused by an allergic reaction to something so I could figure out the cause of it. Laughing at your patients probably isn't the best thing to do but at least I know to never go to this doctor again. So disappointed and annoyed - waste of time and money.
She is really good
Friendly receptionist, no wait, clean office in a good location in the city, quick and efficient physician. Would definitely recommend Dr Ma.
This was my first ever visit to an allergist and it was great. Dr. Ma was very thorough and informative plus she had a great bedside manner. She answered all my questions and was incredibly helpful.
Dr. Ma is very knowledgeable, and the wait is not very long. Most bloodworm is done on the same floor and very quickly, if needed from the preliminary tests. The allergy consultation went very well, and make sure you have detailed information to identify specific allergies. This is the best for finding out which allergies the patient has. Overall, I would go back and highly recommend Dr. Ma.
I'm very lucky I found Dr. Ma. I couldn't ask for a better allergist. She was so sweet and listened to all my back medical history very carefully. Just in one appointment I can say that I know her for years. She will be my doctor forever!!!!!
While she was perfectly pleasant, she was less than helpful. Her answer to me was "I'm stumped." and "Did you touch something and put your hands in that area?" regarding a rash that I broke out in on multiple occasions. I found another doctor on Zocdocs that looked at my rash (much more seriously), told me what it wasn't, but also said that she was concerned and immediately ordered an allergy/skin test and blood work. She told me that it was a very clear allergic reaction and she wanted to figure out what it was. I simply felt like the other doctor was more proactive and invested in getting to the bottom of my problem. Whereas Dr. Ma, albeit nice, just shrugged her shoulders--literally, she shrugged her shoulders--and sent me on my way while telling me to see another doctor.
Dr. Ma has diagnosed my problem which bothered me for life. She is very professional, knowledgeable and caring. I have been seeing her since 2008, I am very happy with her office, and I highly recommend her to all who have allergy problems. The waiting time is less than 10 minutes, and she is very attentive, and listens to all that I said, and also goes back to my medical history to check my symptoms. She is great.
Was seen right away for first consultation. Attentive to concerns, thought critically about potential causes of symptoms, and directed me to the lab for testing immediately following consultation.
She's very attentive and is a thoughtful listener, and takes the time to assess the situation.
Great, very patient and understanding.
She was attentive and thorough as always.
Really great - went out of her way to answer questions and provide information.
Dr. Ma was helpful, knowledgeable and gave me a clear diagnosis.
great, this was my first time seeing an allergist and Dr. Ma was very thorough. she asked a lot of questions and answered all of mine. the office has an informal feel which i really liked, really put me at ease.
Dr. Ma is so considerate and thorough. Really tough to find a doctor of this calibre in NYC.
First time visiting, Dr. Ma was very nice and I didn't feel rushed. She answered all of my questions and it was an overall easy and simple visit. Definite recommend.
Great first time visit. Dr. Ma was very attentive, helpful and offered suggestions and answers to all my questions. There was no waiting time at all (though the appointment was first thing in the morning). Receptionist was friendly and helpful as well. Would definitely recommend Dr. Ma if you need to see a specialist for allergies or asthma.
Very competent, nice office, and extremely efficient service!
Dr. Ma is always on time, as long as I'm on time. (That never happens in a medical office!)She's very efficient and thorough, and covers all concerns that I have, as well as things I need to know. I've acquired allergies only recently, as a middle aged adult, and Dr. Ma has really helped me to manage this new-to-me medical concern
Great doctor. Gave me a few options to deal with my allergies. would recommend to my friends and family.
Very helpful and thorough.
Great service and very informative with clear yet concise instructions on how to deal with (in my case) a lifetime affliction of sneezing and nose-blowing
Very thorough and pleasant.
It was great! The wait was very reasonable, about 20-25 minutes. The front desk person was very nice, very helpful, willing to answer any questions. Loved the professionalism from both Dr. Ma and her front desk assistant. Dr. Ma took the time to answer all my questions, did not rush me, explained things calmly and clearly. Helped me figure out my best option for treatment and was overall very sweet!
My appointment was strange. When I went into her office to meet with her she was wearing sneakers and what looked like gym clothes. Not that all doctors need to wear a lab coat, but it was kind of off-putting. She was incredibly silent for a very long time while I explained my allergy trouble. She didn't ask follow-up questions when I mentioned something, she just sat at her desk typing notes (so much that it seemed like she was transcribing) on a laptop. She did allergy tests on my arms and left me waiting in the room for 30 minutes when the tests only needed 10 minutes to settle (according to her). In general I found her to be nice but really not informative or inquisitive. Just very quiet, no "bedside" manner at all. I wouldn't recommend her.
Kind and thorough!
Dr. Songhui Ma was wonderful. My first visit and she was extremely welcoming. Very thorough about understanding my particular allergy situation and made thoughtful recommendations, as well as alternative solutions to revisit upon the results. As it's the holiday season, she clearly outlined her availability and instructions on how to reach her should anything need discussing. I definitely recommend and will be back.
She was the best!! Like everyone else said, she cares truly about her patients. Spent time answering my questions and giving me careful instructions about how to take care of my allergies. She was extremely nice and professional.
It was a pleasure meeting Dr. Songui Ma! She was very cordial and took her time to answer all my questions very thoroughly. Her staff also had a very pleasant, polite disposition which is a rare trait when it comes to doctor visits.
I was a little apprehensive to just randomly pick anyone off of the ZocDoc website. However, the doctor's appointment with Songhui Ma was great. Everyone was friendly, professional and knowledgeable. I am definitely going to use her again and would recommend her to any of my friends.
She has a very sincere concern for her patients.
Dr Ma made me feel very comfortable and relaxed. She was friendly and allowed me time to talk with her and discuss prevention methods. I would highly recommend her.
It's always a pleasure to see Dr. Ma!
She exudes both kindness and confidence and puts one at ease.
Very good doctor.
Good love that the lab was on the same floor/building made life quite simple.
Very pleasant experience. Dr. Ma is very thorough and knowledgable. I'm glad to have found her thru ZocDoc!
I felt very comfortable speaking with her and she actually seemed to care and listened to my concerns. The receptionist was very friendly as well.
She's the best :) I go to a lot of doctors and she really listens and helps to solve the problem.
Very intelligent! Helped identify the problem quickly!
Dr. Ma was very professional, comforting and quickly provided recommendations and a course of action to help control my allergies. she is great!
cuts to the chase, is understanding, doesn't rush you. very good, highly recommended!
Dr. Ma is an absolutely wonderful doctor. She is so patient and kind and was ready to answer all of my questions about my newly discovered wheat allergy. I felt very secure in her ability to diagnose me.
I had a very satisfying first-time visit with Dr. Songhui Ma. She's very professional and made me feel confident she knew exactly what she was doing. I've already recommended her to my wife.
I guess I was hoping for more answers but I'm glad she did the allergy test. Her nurse was extremely nice and wonderful as well. Clean, welcoming office space as well.
I think Dr. Ma was very thorough in her explanation of the options I had as a new asthma patient and in answering my zillion questions. She didn't rush to give me a sleuth of prescriptions like other doctors tend to do. The office is very clean and pleasant. I did not wait long to see the doctor and the front desk staff was very courteous.
Dr. Ma was so kind and so thorough. She listened to everything I had to say, and offered advice without being forceful. It is clear that she truly cares about her patients. Highly recommend.
She is very knowledgeable, and it is apparent in her practice. She answered all of my questions, was very helpful, and overall I got a great vibe from her - finally decided to begin allergy shots and I finally found the right practitioner for me.
I am very happy with my first visit with Dr. Ma. She was pleasant, took time to hear out my story from a previous food allergy problem i had experienced. She didn't tell me things i wanted to hear, nor can'dt coat anything, she was very up front, and spoke to me like i wish more doctors would with me. Very honest and direct.
My visit was great!. Dr. Ma was very informative and she really listened to my sources of allergies and provided great feedback on what to do.
Very professional, knowledge and a pleasure to have met. Dr Ma did not rush at all. She listened to all my concerns and took all precautions where necessary in providing a diagnosis that would be of value to me. So far, after my first visit, I would recommend her highly.
She was helpful, understanding and quick.
This visit was really great. I had been having what felt like awful allergies for about a month consistently. I went into Dr Ma's office (found randomly on ZocDoc) and was seen right away. She didn't even have a receptionist she came over and handled everything herself, I didn't even have to wait. She listened to me detail every symptom I was feeling and thoughtfully explained every antibiotic she was prescribing to me and why. She gave me a few allergy tests as well which I had never had done and found extremely beneficial. Overall, easy and painless experience with Dr. Ma.
Dr Ma was amazing! She was so attentive and listened to my concerns. She also asked if I had any questions at the end of my visit, which, I found meant so much to me. Far too often doctors are in a rush and are just anxious to get to their next patient. But not Dr Ma. I felt that she truly cared about me as a patient and wanted me to get well.
She was very kind and definitely tried to assist.
She was very thorough and kind. And I didn't have to wait long at all! I would definitely recommend Dr. Ma.
She's amazing and even helped my through an anaphalatic episode in her office
Dr. Ma was great in helping me understand how to manage my allergies as a highly sensitive individual. It was exactly what I was looking for/needed.
She was very helpful
very thorough and easy to talk to. wants to help you get better and takes the time to outline any questions you may have on her diagnosis, as well as prescription/medicine questions.
Dr. Ma was thorough, friendly and professional. It was a great experience.
Dr. Ma is efficient and patient. She does not rush you. She answers any question that you may have and gives you options in your own treatment.
Dr. Ma administered all the exams and answered all my questions in a pleasant and informative manner.
very polite and analytical in her approach. has ability to make you feel comfortable.
I was desperate for some help with some seasonal allergies and went to Dr. Ma without knowing much about her. After leaving Dr. Ma's office I was exceedingly happy with how I was treated. Unlike many doctors, she takes the time to talk with you about your problems and explains how to use the drugs she is prescribing. I would definitely recommend Dr. Ma to my family and friends.
Dr. Songhui is very personable and considerate. Being new to allergies, she walked me through her process and was able to treat my concerns.
Dr. Ma was great. Very knowledgeable, and helpful. Took the time to answer all my questions.
Very understanding and knowledgeable, took her time to listen to our concerns and explained everything. I couldn't have felt more comfortable with our experience. Thank you doctor Ma!
Great appointment. Dr. Ma spent lots of time with me, explained each step of the testing procedure, and how to treat my allergies. Highly recommend seeing her.
Great listener and thoughtful patient care.
Dr. Songhui Ma was detailed in her questions and replies. By the end of the appointment, I concluded she was a focused and caring doctor.
She is warm and thorough and she listens carefully.
Great experience and highly recommend Dr. Ma.
She is amazing. She took the time I needed and really seemed to care and be worried about my asthma. I highly recommend!
This is my first time posting a review of a medical professional, but I was so relieved after my appointment that I felt compelled to recommend Dr. Ma for her bedside manner and ability to LISTEN to the patient. Dr. Ma was thorough, and didn't make me feel the slightest bit rushed or invalidated. From people I've met in all situations in New York, it seems that medical professionals tend to be extremely knowledgeable about disease without considering how it affects the patient. This is not the case with Dr. Ma. Her staff is also excellent - again reflecting that she cares.
Professional, helpful - definitely going back
Dr Songhui Ma was professional, helpful, and most of all delightful.
Dr. Ma was wonderful. She spent a good deal of time listening to my symptoms and getting my history. She listened carefully and was interested in figuring out what was wrong. She was not only very friendly but also instilled confidence that she'd be able to help. Highly recommend!
THE BEST !!
Dr.Ma is terrific! I went to see her due to my severe allergic reaction to certain foods, and she listened patiently to all my symptoms and explained next steps, foods to avoid etc. One of the best medical experiences I've had in the City, and I have quite a few specialists here.
She was great! Toook the time to ask questions and listened to what you had to say. All testing was done right then and there. Would highly recommend her.
Dr. Songhui was wonderful and has gone above and beyond to make sure I'm properly diagnosed.
Dr. Ma truly listens to what the patient has to say - no worry is too small. She is attentive and thorough, and I would recommend her services to anyone suffering from allergy symptoms.
Excellent. After one visit, I'm happy to switch to Dr. Ma as my main doctor for allergies. She is thorough, sensitive, and appropriately measured in her approach to diagnosis and treatment.
Excellent the best
Dr. Ma was very personable and thorough. My wait time was very short, especially considering it was at the end of the day, but she still made a point to apologize and let me know she'd be with me shortly when I was in the waiting area. She went above and beyond to give me the time and care that I wish I could get from every doctor.
Wonderful in every way. Looking forward to seeing her again. She was especially wonderful with our little son, who was her patient. She was incredibly informative, made us feel prepared for the tasks ahead & the new protocols we have to put in place based on her findings. I've already recommended her to another friend looking for an allergist.
She was very thorough, asked good questions, and took my concerns seriously. I will be seeing her again!
Very thorough, took her time, explained everything well. I would highly recommend her!
Dr. Ma was really nice and took her time to explain to me what I am allergic too. =)
The doctor took a careful, thorough history, which I appreciate. She explained most of what was going on in our discussion and while reviewing tests, which were done on-site and in about 15 minutes. Be warned that she speaks very softly (maybe it was just the day I visited).
The doctor was very nice and asked lots of questions. I had to go get blood work and make another visit so until then I don't know what it is I am having issues with. After my second appointment hopefully we will be able to work together to find out what has been happening and ways to help me going forward. She was very relaxed and cool compared to most doctors. I loved how clean her office was and how nice they were.
Very, very pleasant doctor. She explained things clearly and thoroughly, including how my various allergies are connected to each other. Highly recommended.
I can breathe and wear my contacts again!! I have never gone to see an allergist before and now I can't believe I waited so long!! Only a week after doing all the things she suggested, I wake up without wanting to scratch my eyes out and able to breathe! She is Dr. Ma is great, easy to talk to and provides a solution.
I thought she was fantastic! I had to wait about 10 minutes to get papers to fill out though.
Dr. Ma was able to see me right away and really listened and addressed all my questions. She was incredibly helpful and spent a great deal of time to understand my issues. Would definitely recommend.
Dr. Ma was nice and very thorough. I would recommend her.
She is one of the only doctors that ever made me feel like I was her only patient. She listened and really worked with me to figure out my allergy situation. Highly recommended.
I had to see Dr. Ma on multiple occasions and each time was great. She was very thorough and tried to help me get to the bottom of my health issues in as easy a way as possible. I was extremely appreciative of her attitude and overall willingness to help.
Although I did wait for 60 minutes, Dr. Ma and her staff were always attentive and made me feel I was not forgotten. Once in with Dr. Ma, she listened and was very detailed about the procedures, medications and next steps. I enjoyed this visit very much and plan a follow up in 30days.
Visit was very favorable - Dr. Ma is very knowledgeable and thorough and friendly.
After reading some past reviews I was concerned. However, I found Dr. Ma to be very pleasant and thorough. Her office was well maintained. Her staff was attentive.
She was helpful and explained how the test would be.
She was unbelievable! Not only did she figure out what my problem was immediately, but the whole experience was an easy, non-stressful one. Highly recommend her to everybody!
She was a great doctor. She made sure that there was clear and complete communication with the patient, and was very careful about privacy. She had a lot of patience and is clearly very knowledgeable in her field.
She's very nice, great bedside manner, extremely accommodating. I wanted to get tested for allergies and even though I had taken bendadryl, she still tried to see if it would work. She asked if I had any questions for her and she was extremely interested in other testing that I had done regarding my allergies and sinuses.
Dr. Ma spent more than an hour with me, listening intently to ever word I said. She took the time to explain her thought process, why my symptoms lead her to her prognosis, and what she planned to do to help my health issues. She gave me time to ask questions, and made she that I understood everything. Overall she was fantastic - the best doctor I've ever met.
I was having really bad asthma issues. Dr. Ma saw me right away and spent over 3 hours treating me to make sure I was well enough to go home!
She was very good
very thorough and professional
She's very attentive.
Very professional. Saw me almost instantly. Extremely thorough -- would definitely recommend.
Treats you like an adult.
Very attentive, thorough and approachable and helpful
She is very kind!