Alina Masters-Israilov, M.D.
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Alina Masters-Israilov, M.D.


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Gender: Female
Language: English, Russian, Spanish


Personal Statement

Alina Masters-Israilov, MD is a board certified neurologist and UCNS certified headache specialist. She is passionate about personalized patient care and helping to destigmatize migraine and other headache disorders. She performs onabotulinumtoxinA injections for the prevention of chronic migraine as well as pericranial nerve block injections, sphenopalantine ganglion blocks and trigger point injections. 

Specialties and Expertise


  • General Neurology


  • Headache
  • Migraines
  • Abdominal Migraine, Intractable
  • Abdominal Migraine, Not Intractable
  • Cluster Headache
  • Facial Pain


Alina Masters-Israilov completed her undergraduate studies at the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College in New York. She then attended medical school at SUNY Downstate College of Medicine in Brooklyn where she also completed her intern year in internal medicine. She finished her neurology residency and served as chief resident at the Albert Einstein/Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. She then joined the Montefiore Headache Center to pursue her headache and facial pain fellowship, before joining as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology at Weill Cornell Medical College. She is the associate director for the neurology clerkship and the director for the headache elective for WCM medical students. She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and of the American Headache Society, where she was recently awarded the “Frontiers in Headache Research” scholarship award for her research on the onabotulinumtoxinA wear-off phenomenon in chronic migraine.


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

2018 recipient of Frontiers in Headache Research scholarship from the American Headache Society.


Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.D., State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, 2014
  • B.A., Macaulay Honors College, City University of New York, 2010


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External Relationships

External Relationships

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