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.
  4. Potrebic S, Raskin NH. New abortive agents for the treatment of migraine. Adv Intern Med. 2001; 46:1-29.
  5. Raskin NH. Short-lived head pains. Neurol Clin. 1997 Feb; 15(1):143-52.
  6. Lipton RB, Raskin N, Ruoff G, Saper J, Sheftell F, Solomon S. Over-the-counter analgesics and kidney disease. Am J Kidney Dis. 1996 Jun; 27(6):917-8.
  7. Raskin NH, Baringer JR. Approach to the patient with migraine. Hosp Pract (1995). 1996 Feb 15; 31(2):93-6, 101-4.
  8. Raskin NH. The cough headache syndrome: treatment. Neurology. 1995 Sep; 45(9):1784.
  9. Raskin NH. Headache. West J Med. 1994 Sep; 161(3):299-302.
  10. Raskin NH. Acute and prophylactic treatment of migraine: practical approaches and pharmacologic rationale. Neurology. 1993 Jun; 43(6 Suppl 3):S39-42.
  11. Raskin NH. Serotonin receptors and headache. N Engl J Med. 1991 Aug 01; 325(5):353-4.
  12. Obana WG, Raskin NH, Cogen PH, Szymanski JA, Edwards MS. Antimigraine treatment for slit ventricle syndrome. Neurosurgery. 1990 Nov; 27(5):760-3; discussion 763.
  13. Raskin NH. Modern pharmacotherapy of migraine. Neurol Clin. 1990 Nov; 8(4):857-65.
  14. Raskin NH. Lumbar puncture headache: a review. Headache. 1990 Mar; 30(4):197-200.
  15. Raskin NH. Pharmacology of migraine. Prog Drug Res. 1990; 34:209-30.
  16. Raskin NH. Treatment of status migrainosus: the American experience. Headache. 1990; 30 Suppl 2:550-3.
  17. Raskin NH. Cluster headache: localization. Headache. 1989 Oct; 29(9):579-80.
  18. Raskin NH. The hypnic headache syndrome. Headache. 1988 Sep; 28(8):534-6.
  19. Raskin NH. On the origin of head pain. Headache. 1988 May; 28(4):254-7.
  20. Aminoff MJ, Olney RK, Parry GJ, Raskin NH. Relative utility of different electrophysiologic techniques in the evaluation of brachial plexopathies. Neurology. 1988 Apr; 38(4):546-50.

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