Joseph Safdieh, M.D.


Joseph Safdieh, M.D.

Joseph Safdieh's, MD practice focuses on evaluating and treating patients with a variety of neurological disorders. Dr. Safdieh provides expert consultation for patients with neurological symptoms. These symptoms include headache, weakness, seizures,back pain, neck pain, gait difficulty, tremor, memory problems, numbness, tingling, dizziness and visual loss. Utilizing the most advanced diagnostic tests available at the Weill Cornell Medical College and the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Safdieh works with the patient and referring physician to make an appropriate diagnosis and initiate an effective treatment plan. Many advances have been made in the field of neurology over the past number of years, and Dr. Safdieh's treatment plans reflect these advances. New therapies have been developed for migraine headache, stroke, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, pain, neuropathy, Alzheimer disease, Parkinson disease, essential tremor and other neurological diseases. Dr. Safdieh's philosophy is to work with the patient to develop a treatment plan that is most effective at treating not only the symptoms, but also the patient's overall sense of well-being. Dr. Safdieh has specific interest in the treatment of nervous system infections. Dr. Safdieh is also experienced in the injection of Botox for selected cases of chronic migraine. Botox was FDA approved for chronic migraine in 2010, and Dr. Safdieh is one of the few neurologists in NY who is experienced in administering Botox therapy for chronic migraine, having been an injector since 2007.  Follow Dr. Safdieh on Twitter @BrainHealthMD for relevant updates in the field of neurology.

Dr. Safdieh received his bachelors degree in neuroscience, summa cum laude, from the College of Arts and Science of New York University. He received his medical degree (MD) from the New York University School of Medicine, graduating first in his class. He completed his neurology residency training at the Weill Cornell Campus of New York Presbyterian Hospital, where he also served as Chief Resident in the Department of Neurology. Dr. Safdieh is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honors society. He is the author of a number of book chapters, and has recently completed a textbook of neuroanatomy.

Dr. Safdieh serves as the director of the medical student Neurology Clerkship for the Weill Cornell Medical College. He is medical director of the Neurology Clinic at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and also serves as Director of Outpatient Training for the Neurology Residency Training Program. He is well respected as an innovative medical educator, and has developed numerous curricula for the teaching of neurology to both medical students and other physicians.

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