Matthew Robbins, M.D.
Provider of world-class care at NewYork-Presbyterian
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About Matthew Robbins, M.D.
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, CSF leaks, 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.
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 New York-Presbyterian in 2018, where he is the program director for the neurology residency and an associate professor of neurology.
Dr. Robbins is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the American Headache Society (AHS), where he serves on the Board of Directors as Treasurer and directs the national Resident Education Program. He is currently the President-Elect of the New York State Neurological Society. He has served on the editorial boards of Headache, Continuum, and Current Pain and Headache Reports and reviews for dozens of peer reviewed journals.
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, and CSF leaks. 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 two AB Baker Teacher Recognition Awards 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 statements, 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.
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
M.D.State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn2004
Associate Attending NeurologistNewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Associate Professor of NeurologyWeill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
Louis and Rachel Rudin Foundation Education ScholarWeill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
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