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

Neurology

Accepts New Patients
Gender: Male
Language: English
Insurance: 41 accepted  View

Locations and Appointments

Credentials

Expertise

  • Headache

Qualifications

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
  • Headache

Clinical & Academic Positions

  • Assistant Attending Neurologist - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Neurology (Interim) - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education & Training

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

Research

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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, and other headache disorders.  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.

Biography

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. At Weill Cornell and NY Presbyterian he is the program director for the neurology residency.

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 where he also is the Resident and Fellow section co-editor and social media editor.  He 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 headache procedures, headache in pregnancy and the elderly, cluster headache, new daily-persistent headache, unusual primary and secondary headache disorders, unusual forms of migraine aura, and neurologic education.  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.  He has led organizational initiatives related to headache including guidelines and quality measures.  He is an active participant in patient advocacy activities including Headache on the Hill, and is a graduate of the Palatucci Advocacy Leadership Forum of the AAN, where he has also served as an advisor.

Insurance

Insurance Plans Accepted

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

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

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

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