Neil Raskin, MD

Neurologist and headache specialist

Dr. Neil Raskin is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of headaches, particularly migraines. He earned his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and medical degree from Harvard Medical School. Raskin completed his neurology residency at the Neurological Institute of New York, where he served as chief resident. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the American Association for the Study of Headaches Distinguished Clinician Award and the UCSF Gold-Headed Cane Award. He is the author of the book "Headache" and his research on the subject has been published widely in books and journals.


Headache Center
2330 Post St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-8393
Fax: (415) 353-9539

Hours: Monday to Friday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Neurology Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2273
Fax: (415) 353-2898

Hours: Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Trigeminal Neuralgia Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2892
Fax: (415) 353-2898

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Harvard University 1959


Columbia-Presbyterian, Neurology 1964

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Knash ME, Monteith TS, Raskin NH. A comment on brief sharp stabs of head pain and giant cell arteritis. Headache. 2011 Jun; 51(6):1010.
  2. Starr PA, Barbaro NM, Raskin NH, Ostrem JL. Chronic stimulation of the posterior hypothalamic region for cluster headache: technique and 1-year results in four patients. J Neurosurg. 2007 Jun; 106(6):999-1005.
  3. Hu XH, Raskin NH, Cowan R, Markson LE, Berger ML. Treatment of migraine with rizatriptan: when to take the medication. Headache. 2002 Jan; 42(1):16-20.

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