Matthew Robbins, MD

Associate Attending Neurologist, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Associate Professor of Neurology, Weill Cornell Medical College

Matthew S. Robbins, M.D., is a neurologist who specializes in patients with migraine, cluster headache, new daily persistent headache, other headache disorders, CSF leaks, and visual snow. Dr. Robbins earned his B.S. from Yale University and his M.D. from SUNY-Downstate College of Medicine. He completed his neurology residency at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine / Montefiore Medical Center, where he was also a chief resident and then a fellow in headache medicine at the Montefiore Headache Center. He served on the faculty at Montefiore-Einstein for nearly a decade, where he was an associate professor of neurology, chief of neurology at the Jack D. Weiler Hospital, and director of inpatient services for the Montefiore Headache Center. He joined Weill Cornell and New York-Presbyterian in 2018, where he is the program director for the neurology residency and an associate professor of neurology. 

Dr. Robbins is the current Treasurer of the American Headache Society (AHS) and the President-Elect of the New York State Neurological Society.  He is the chair of the AHS national Resident Education Program and serves on the editorial board of Continuum and Current Pain and Headache ReportsDr. Robbins regularly presents at national and international meetings and has published widely on topics related to headache, including those attributed to CSF leaks. He was lead editor for the book Headache in the “Neurology In Practice” series. He has won awards including the Members’ Choice award for the best publication in the journal Headache, the Above and Beyond award from the AHS, and two AB Baker Teacher Recognition Awards from the AAN, as well as neurology teaching awards at both Einstein and Weill Cornell. He has led organizational initiatives related to headache including guidelines, consensus statements, and quality measures. He is an active participant in patient advocacy activities including Headache on the Hill, Neurology on the Hill, and is a graduate of the Palatucci Advocacy Leadership Forum of the AAN, where he has also served as an advisor.

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