Alexander Mauskop, MD


Dr. Mauskop is the Director and founder of the New York Headache Center. He is board-certified in Neurology with subspecialty certification in Headache Medicine (2006-2016). Dr. Mauskop is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, American Headache Society, and New York Academy of Medicine. He is a Professor of Clinical Neurology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

Dr. Mauskop has been conducting research in the field of headaches for over 30 years and has published numerous articles in scientific journals. He has delivered over 500 scientific presentations and lectures and serves as a reviewer for the New England Journal of Medicine, Neurology, Headache, and other medical journals. He has given lectures at institutions such as Cornell, Harvard, Columbia, NYU and Dartmouth Medical Schools, Mayo and Cleveland Clinics. Over 200 doctors from around the world have visited the New York Headache Center to learn advanced treatment techniques, such as Botox injections, nerve blocks, magnesium infusions, and other. Two editions of his book for doctors, Migraine and Headache have been published by Oxford University Press.

Dr. Mauskop is a licensed acupuncturist, an expert in functional medicine, and the author of The Headache Alternative: A Neurologist’s Guide to Drug-Free Relief, a book published by Dell and What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Migraines: The Breakthrough Program That Can Help End Your Pain, a book published by Warner Books. He has repeatedly been chosen as one of New York magazine’s Best Doctors in New York, as one of New York Times Magazine’s “Super Doctors” and as Castle and Connolly’s “Best Doctors”. Dr. Mauskop has appeared on local and national television shows, including Tom Brokaw’s News Hour, Extra, and PBS specials, and has been featured in Vogue, O, The Oprah Magazine, and many other publications.

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Dr. Mauskop’s disclosures of potential conflicts of interest:

Receives honoraria from Allergan, Inc., maker of Botox for lectures to other doctors and for training doctors on how to inject Botox for chronic migraine headaches. Participated in clinical trials of Botox for the treatment of migraines.

Receives payments for lectures to doctors about Treximet, a prescription migraine medicine made by Pernix Therapeutics.

Receives payments for lectures to doctors about Onzetra, a prescription migraine medicine made by Avanir Pharmaceuticals.

Receives payments from Amgen for lectures to doctors.