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About Hossein Ansari, MD
Hossein Ansari, MD, is a board-certified neurologist and certified headache specialist who specializes in diagnosing and treating headaches and facial pain. He is highly experienced in caring for people with migraines, "cluster" headaches and trigeminal neuralgia.
Dr. Ansari's clinical expertise also includes developing guidelines for managing headaches in the emergency room, trigeminal neuropathy, Botox administration and nerve blocks and sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) block procedures for head/face pain, and neurological problems resulting from systemic disease.
Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Ansari established a multidisciplinary headache center at The Neuroscience Center at Neurology & Neuroscience Associates Inc. in Akron, Ohio, and served as the headache center's director. He was also an assistant professor at Northeast Ohio Medical University and an attending neurologist at Summa Health System.
Dr. Ansari has authored articles and book chapters on headache diagnosis and management. He lectures frequently on this topic and has presented at both national and international conferences.
He completed his fellowship on headache and facial pain at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and his neurology residency at West Virginia University, Morgantown. Dr. Ansari earned his medical degree from Urmia University of Medical Sciences in Iran. He is board certified in neurology and holds subspecialty certification in headache medicine from the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties.
Dr. Ansari is a fellow of both the American Academy of Neurology (FAAN) and the American Headache Society (FAHS). He is an active member of numerous professional societies, including the International Headache Society, where he serves on the advisory council.
- Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
- Tabriz University of Medical Sciences
- West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
- Urmia University of Medical Sciences
Date Joined Staff
- American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Conditions and Treatments
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Trigeminal Neuropathy
- Cluster Headache
- Facial Pain