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Sait Ashina, MD
Attending and Director of Headache Program, Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care, Mount Sinai Beth Israel
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Mount Sinai Beth Israel
Center, Institute, ProgramBeth Israel Medical Group
Medical SpecialtyNeurology
Pain Management
Clinical Interests
Infusion Therapy for Pain
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Medical SchoolUniversity of Copenhagen, Denmark, 2002
Residency TrainingNeurology, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, 2007‑2010
FellowshipHeadache Medicine, Montefiore Headache Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, 2006‑2007 Headache Medicine, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 2002‑2003
Academic AppointmentIcahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
From the doctorDr. Sait Ashina is an Attending physician and Neurologist in the Pain Division of the Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. He is a Headache Specialist and a Director of the Headache Program, which is a joint activity of Department of Pain Medicine and 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 in 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 two institutions: Montefiore Headache Center in Bronx, NY and Danish Headache Center, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Dr Ashina is a member of the American Headache Society, the International Headache Society and American Academy of Neurology. He is a member of membership committee of International Headache Society. He is also an Associate editor of Neurology Reviews, and member of Advisory Board 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.

Dr. Ashina has many publications, and his research interest includes epidemiology of headache and pain, quantitative sensory testing and human pain models. He has extensive experience in the treatment of complex headache conditions, including chronic and intractable migraine.

His headache treatment approach combines drug therapy, interventional treatments like nerve blocks, and inpatient and outpatient infusion therapy.
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