Matthew Robbins, M.D.
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Matthew Robbins, M.D.


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Gender: Male
Language: English


Personal Statement

The clinical practice of Matthew S. Robbins, M.D. at Weill Cornell Medicine focuses on patients with migraine, cluster headache, new daily persistent headache, other headache disorders, and visual snow. He has experience with patient care, teaching, and research for treatments of headache disorders including monoclonal antibodies, procedures such as botulinum toxin injections and peripheral nerve blocks, and neuromodulation devices. Dr. Robbins developed an academic career integrating patient care, education and mentorship, research, and advocacy for people with headache and other neurological conditions.

Specialties and Expertise


  • Headache
  • Migraine
  • Cluster Headache
  • Nerve Block
  • Botox


Matthew S. Robbins, M.D. 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 NY Presbyterian in 2018, where he is the program director for the neurology residency and an associate professor of neurology.

Dr. Robbins is a member of the International Headache Society, and a Fellow of both the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the American Headache Society (AHS), where he serves as a member-at-large on the Board of Directors, director of the national Resident Education Program, and was past chair of the Procedural Headache Medicine section. He serves on the Board of Directors of the New York State Neurological Society. He reviews for many journals including Neurology, Cephalalgia, Headache, Cochrane Reviews, and the New England Journal of Medicine. He is an associate editor for Headache and edits the secondary headache section for Current Pain and Headache Reports.

Dr. Robbins regularly presents at national and international meetings and has published widely on topics including neurology and headache education, migraine, cluster headache, new daily persistent headache, headache procedures, headache in pregnancy and the elderly, unusual primary and secondary headache disorders. 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 an AB Baker Teacher Recognition Award 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 statments, 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.


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

2008 Travel Award Scholarship, American Headache Society

2012 Fellow, American Headache Society

2014 Neurology Teacher of the Year, Montefiore Medical Center / Albert Einstein College of Medicine

2015 Members' Choice Award for best article published, Headache

2016 Visiting Scholar in Headache Medicine, John R. Graham Headache Center, Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, Harvard Medical School

2016 AB Baker Teacher Recognition Award, American Academy of Neurology

2016 Above and Beyond Award, American Headache Society

2017 Fellow, American Academy of Neurology

2020 National Headache Foundation Lectureship Award

2021 Weill Cornell Neurology Faculty Teaching Award


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)
  • United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (Headache Medicine)

Clinical and Academic Positions

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

Education and Training

  • M.D., State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, 2004
  • B.S., Yale University, 2000


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this doctor. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the doctor’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this doctor is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Emblem (HIP) Medicare Essential Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Connection
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare of NY
  • WorldWide Medical

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